Rush: Fly by Night
From the album Fly by Night (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1975 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee
Lyrics by Peart

Transcription by C. D. Bruce ,
Howard Wright, Jimmy Pena  and Kerry O'Brian


Comments/corrections to C. D. Bruce 
Revision 01, Date submitted:  8/28/98.

  Intro:  Electric guitar, slightly overdriven.
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  D                 A7s4              Cadd9 G/B         GmBb  A   GAA
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


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  e q   q   e e e   q q   q   e e e   e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e e
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  1st verse:
  Why     try?  I   know    why....
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|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3-3-3-2---0-2---|C|
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|o0-0---0---0-0-0-|-2-2---2---2-2-2-|-2-2-2-0---0-0-0-|-0-0-0-2---0-2--o|U|
|-----------------|-0-0---0---0-0-0-|-3-3-3-2---2-2-0-|-1-1-1-0---0-0---|S|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
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|-----------------|-0-------0---0-2-|-3-----2-------0-|-1-----0---0-0---| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  Chorus:
    Fly by night....                    Change my life...
    G   D           C+9   G             G   D               A     GAA
    e   e e   e     e   e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e
|---3---2-2---2---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---2-2---2-2-|-2---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---3-3---3-3-|-3---2-----0-2---|C|
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|---0---0-0---0---|-2---2-0---0-0---|---0---0-0---0-0-|-0---2-----0-2---|U|
|---2-------------|-3---3-2---2-2---|---2-------------|-----0-----0-0---|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---3-3---|---3-------------|-----------------| |
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    e   e e   e     e e e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e     |
|---7-------------|-------3---1515--|---7-------------|-2---------------|E|
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|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2---------|---10--5-5---5-0-|-----0-----0-0---| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

    Fly by night...               My  ship....
    G   D           C+9   G     GAG/B C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A   GAA
    e   e e   e     e e e q     e e   Q     he          Q     q   e e
|---3---2-2---2---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----2---------|-3---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----3---------|-3-----2---0-2---|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-|-0-----0---------|-0-----2---0-2---|O|
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|---2-------------|-3-3-3-2-----0-2-|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---0-0---|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G           Cadd9 G/B         GmBb  A   GAA     |
    e   e e   e     e e e Q     e e   e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e e     |
|---7-------------|-------3---------|-----3-------3---|-----3-----------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---------|-----3-------3---|-----3-2---0-2---|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---------|-----0-------0---|-----0-2---0-2---|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---2-------0-----|---0---2---0-2---|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2-----0-2-|-3-----2-------0-|-1-----0---0-0---| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

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  e q   q   e e e   q q   q   e e e   e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e e
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|-----------------|-0-0---0---0-0-0-|-3-3-3-2---2-2-0-|-1-1-1-0---0-0---|S|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
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  q       Q         q       Q   e e   e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e e     |
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|-----------------|-0-------0---0-2-|-3-----2-------0-|-1-----0---0-0---| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  2nd Verse:
  Moon    rise.     Thoughtful eyes...
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|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3-3-3-2---0-2---|C|
|o2-2---2---2-2-2-|-0-0---0---0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-|-0-0-0-2---0-2--o|O|
|o0-0---0---0-0-0-|-2-2---2---2-2-2-|-2-2-2-0---0-0-0-|-0-0-0-2---0-2--o|U|
|-----------------|-0-0---0---0-0-0-|-3-3-3-2---2-2-0-|-1-1-1-0---0-0---|S|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
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|-----------------|-0-------0---0-2-|-3-----2-------0-|-1-----0---0-0---| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  Chorus:
    Fly by night...                     Change my life...
    G   D           C+9   G             G   D               A     GAA
    e   e e   e     e   e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e
|---3---2-2---2---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---2-2---2-2-|-2---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---3-3---3-3-|-3---2-----0-2---|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0---0-0---0-0---|---0---2-2---2-2-|-2---2-----0-2---|O|
|---0---0-0---0---|-2---2-0---0-0---|---0---0-0---0-0-|-0---2-----0-2---|U|
|---2-------------|-3---3-2---2-2---|---2-------------|-----0-----0-0---|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---3-3---|---3-------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G             G   D       GA  D   A     GAA     |
    e   e e   e     e e e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e     |
|---7-------------|-------3---1515--|---7-------------|-2---------------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---1515--|---8---7-7---7-0-|-3---2-----0-2/--|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---7---7-7---7-0-|-2---2-----0-2/--|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---9---7-7---7-0-|-0---2-----0-2/--|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2---------|---10--5-5---5-0-|-----0-----0-0---| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

    Fly by night...               My  ship...
    G   D           C+9   G     GAG/B C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A   GAA
    e   e e   e     e e e q     e e   Q     he          Q     q   e e
|---3---2-2---2---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----2---------|-3---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----3---------|-3-----2---0-2---|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-|-0-----0---------|-0-----2---0-2---|O|
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|---2-------------|-3-3-3-2-----0-2-|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---0-0---|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G           Cadd9 G/B         GmBb  A   GAA     |
    e   e e   e     e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e e     |
|---7-------------|-------3---3-----|-----3-------3---|-----3-----------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---3-----|-----3-------3---|-----3-2---0-2---|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---0-----|-----0-------0---|-----0-2---0-2---|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---2-------0-----|---0---2---0-2---|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2-----0-2-|-3-----2-------0-|-1-----0---0-0---| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |


 Solo (w/distortion) (tab expanded for clarity, rhythm guitars play verse
 section throughout)
  Q           h               s s   s s e   e   q       e   s s e
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--2-----------2------------------|--p-----------------------p------|
|-9^----------9^----------------7-|-9-7-----7---7-------7---9-7-----|
|-----------------------------9---|-----9-----------------------9---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  Q           h               e     e   e   s e   q     s s e   e
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-5~----------4~------------\-2---|-3--------------------h--7---9---|
|---------------------------------|-----4---2\0---0-----7-9---------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  Q           h              e      e   s s e   s Q         s s e
|---------------------------------|-------p-------p-----------h-10--|
|--2-----------2-------------7-/--|(10)-1210----1210--------1012----|
|-9^----------9^------------------|---------12----------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  h             t s s e   e   s s   e   s s e   Q           s s e
    2             h p
|-12^-----------101210----10----p-|---------------------------------|
|---------------------12------1210|------p--------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-11\-7-9-7--[7]-----------h--7---|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------7-9-----|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  e   s s e   s s s s s s s s s s   s s s s s s s s e   s E       qs
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------2
|--------------------------p------|----------2r-p-----------------10^
|-7---7-7-7---7-7--h--7-7-9-7---7-|-9-7---7-9^^-7--[7]--7-7---------|
|-----------------7-9---------9---|-----9---------9-----------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

          q       Q           q         e   s s e   e t e   e   e
|-----------2-------2-----------1-|---------------------------------|
|---------10^-----10^---------10^-|-----10---p--------------10------|
|---------------------------------|---------9-7-----7-9/11------11--|
|---------------------------------|-------------9-------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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  q       q       h                 e   e t s s e   s s s e  e  s s
    2       2       2                 2     h p       h p
|-12^-----12^-----12^-------------|-12^-12101210----101210---10---h-|
|---------------------------------|-------------12--------12----1012|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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  e   e   s s e   s s e   s s s s   s s e   e   e   q       q
            p
|-10--12--1210------p-------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------12--1210-----p------|--p------------------------------|
|---------------------11--9-7---7-|-9-7-------------7------(7)\-----|
|-----------------------------9---|-----9-----------7------(7)\-----|
|---------------------------------|---------9---7---5------(5)\-----|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

    Fly by night....                    Change my life...
    G   D           C+9   G             G   D               A     GAA
    e   e e   e     e   e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e
|---3---2-2---2---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---2-2---2-2-|-2---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---3-3---3-3-|-3---2-----0-2---|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0---0-0---0-0---|---0---2-2---2-2-|-2---2-----0-2---|O|
|---0---0-0---0---|-2---2-0---0-0---|---0---0-0---0-0-|-0---2-----0-2---|U|
|---2-------------|-3---3-2---2-2---|---2-------------|-----0-----0-0---|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---3-3---|---3-------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G             G   D       GA  D   A     GAA     |
    e   e e   e     e e e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e     |
|---7-------------|-------3---1515--|---7-------------|-2---------------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---1515--|---8---7-7---7-0-|-3---2-----0-2/--|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---7---7-7---7-0-|-2---2-----0-2/--|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---9---7-7---7-0-|-0---2-----0-2/--|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2---------|---10--5-5---5-0-|-----0-----0-0---| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

    Fly by night...               My  ship....
    G   D           C+9   G     GAG/B C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A   GAA
    e   e e   e     e e e q     e e   Q     he          Q     q   e e
|---3---2-2---2---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----2---------|-3---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----3---------|-3-----2---0-2---|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-|-0-----0---------|-0-----2---0-2---|O|
|---0---0-0---0---|-2-2-2-0-----0-0-|-2-----0---------|-0-----2---0-2---|U|
|---2-------------|-3-3-3-2-----0-2-|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---0-0---|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G           Cadd9 G/B         GmBb  A   GAA     |
    e   e e   e     e e e Q     e e   e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e e     |
|---7-------------|-------3---------|-----3-------3---|-----3-----------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---------|-----3-------3---|-----3-2---0-2---|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---------|-----0-------0---|-----0-2---0-2---|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---2-------0-----|---0---2---0-2---|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2-----0-2-|-3-----2-------0-|-1-----0---0-0---| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  Bridge (clean tone with phaser effect)
  D                 F                 G     C   D
  e e e q   e q     e e e q   e q     e     e   e Q       e e e e e e
|-2-----2---------|-5-----5---------|-7-----8-----10--|-------------10--|
|---3-------3-----|---6-------6-----|-8-----8---8-10--|---10------10----|
|-----2-------2---|-----5-------5---|-7-----9-----11--|-----11--11------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------12--------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  Am                Fmaj7             G
  e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e q     e     e     Q         e e e e e
|-0-----0---------|-0---------0-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|---1-------1-----|-------1---------|-------3--/--15--|-----1515151515--|
|-----2-------2-0-|-----2-------2---|-3-----0-----0---|-------0-0-0-0---|
|-----------------|---3-------------|-4-----0-----0---|-------0-0-0-0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  D                 F                 G     C   D
  e e e q   e q     e e e q   ssq     e     e   e Q       e e e e e e
|-2-----2-----2---|-5-----5-----5---|-7-----8-----10--|-------------10--|
|---3-------3-----|---6--------h----|-8-----8---8-10--|---10------10----|
|-----2-----------|-----5-----05----|-7-----9-----11--|-----11--11------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  Am                Fmaj7             G
  e e e q   e q     e e e q   e q     e     e     qQ          e e e e
|-0-----0---------|-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---1-------1-----|-----1-----1-----|-3-----3---/-15--|-------15151515--|
|-----2-------2---|---2---------2---|-4-----0-----0---|-------0-0-0-0---|
|-----------------|-3---------------|-------0-----0---|-------0-0-0-0---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    Fly by night....                    Change my life...
    G   D           C+9   G             G   D               A     GAA
    e   e e   e     e   e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e
|---3---2-2---2---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---2-2---2-2-|-2---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---3-3---3-3-|-3---2-----0-2---|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0---0-0---0-0---|---0---2-2---2-2-|-2---2-----0-2---|O|
|---0---0-0---0---|-2---2-0---0-0---|---0---0-0---0-0-|-0---2-----0-2---|U|
|---2-------------|-3---3-2---2-2---|---2-------------|-----0-----0-0---|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---3-3---|---3-------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G             G   D       GA  D   A     GAA     |
    e   e e   e     e e e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e     |
|---7-------------|-------3---1515--|---7-------------|-2---------------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---1515--|---8---7-7---7-0-|-3---2-----0-2/--|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---7---7-7---7-0-|-2---2-----0-2/--|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---9---7-7---7-0-|-0---2-----0-2/--|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2---------|---10--5-5---5-0-|-----0-----0-0---| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

    Fly by night...               My  ship....
    G   D           C+9   G     GAG/B C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A
    e   e e   e     e e e q     e e   Q     he          Q     he
|---3---2-2---2---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----2---------|-3---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----3---------|-3-----2---------|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-|-0-----0---------|-0-----2---------|O|
|---0---0-0---0---|-2-2-2-0-----0-0-|-2-----0---------|-0-----2---------|U|
|---2-------------|-3-3-3-2-----0-2-|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---------|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G           Cadd9 G/B         GmBb  A           |
    e   e e   e     e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e q     e e e q   e e e   |
|---7-------------|-------3---3-----|-----3-------3---|-----3-----------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---3-----|-----3-------3---|-----3-2---------|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---0-----|-----0-------0---|-----0-2---------|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---2-------0-----|---0---2---------|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2-----0-2-|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---0-0-2-| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  My ship...
  C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A
  Q     he          Q     he
|-3-----3---------|-3---------------|A|
|-3-----3---------|-3-----2---------|C|
|-0-----0---------|-0-----2---------|O|
|-2-----0---------|-0-----2---------|U|
|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---------|S|
|-----------------|-----------------| |
  C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A   GAA     |
  e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e q     |
|-----3-------3---|-----3-----------|E|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-2---0-2/--|L|
|-----0-------0---|-----0-2---0-2/--|E|
|---2-------0-----|---0---2---0-2/--|C|
|-3-----2-------0-|-1-----0---0-0---| |
|-----------------|-----------------| |

    Fly by night....                    Change my life...
    G   D           C+9   G             G   D               A     GAA
    e   e e   e     e   e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e
|---3---2-2---2---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---2-2---2-2-|-2---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3---3-3---3-3---|---3---3-3---3-3-|-3---2-----0-2---|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0---0-0---0-0---|---0---2-2---2-2-|-2---2-----0-2---|O|
|---0---0-0---0---|-2---2-0---0-0---|---0---0-0---0-0-|-0---2-----0-2---|U|
|---2-------------|-3---3-2---2-2---|---2-------------|-----0-----0-0---|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---3-3---|---3-------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G             G   D       GA  D   A     GAA     |
    e   e e   e     e e e q   e e       e   e e   e e   e   Q     e e     |
|---7-------------|-------3---1515--|---7-------------|-2---------------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---1515--|---8---7-7---7-0-|-3---2-----0-2/--|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---7---7-7---7-0-|-2---2-----0-2/--|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---9---7-7---7-0-|-0---2-----0-2/--|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2---------|---10--5-5---5-0-|-----0-----0-0---| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

    Fly by night...               My  ship....
    G   D           C+9   G     GAG/B C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A
    e   e e   e     e e e q     e e   Q     he          Q     he
|---3---2-2---2---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----2---------|-3---------------|A|
|---3---3-3---3---|-3-3-3-3-----3-3-|-3-----3---------|-3-----2---------|C|
|---0---2-2---2---|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-|-0-----0---------|-0-----2---------|O|
|---0---0-0---0---|-2-2-2-0-----0-0-|-2-----0---------|-0-----2---------|U|
|---2-------------|-3-3-3-2-----0-2-|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---------|S|
|---3-------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |
    G   D                 G           Cadd9 G/B         GmBb  A           |
    e   e e   e     e e e q   e e e   e e e q   e q     e e e Q     e e   |
|---7-------------|-------3---3-----|-----3-------3---|-----3-----------|E|
|---8---7-7---7---|-------3---3-----|-----3-------3---|-----3-2---------|L|
|---7---7-7---7---|-------0---0-----|-----0-------0---|-----0-2---------|E|
|---9---7-7---7---|-------0---------|---2-------0-----|---0---2---------|C|
|---10--5-5---5---|-3-2-0-2-----0-2-|-3-----2---------|-1-----0-----0-2-| |
|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  My ship...                          My ship...
  C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A           C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A   GAA
  Q     he          Q     he          Q     he          Q     q   e e
|-3-----3---------|-3---------------|-3-----3---------|-3---------------|A|
|-3-----3---------|-3-----2---------|-3-----3---------|-3-----2---0-2---|C|
|-0-----0---------|-0-----2---------|-0-----0---------|-0-----2---0-2---|O|
|-2-----0---------|-0-----2---------|-2-----0---------|-0-----2---0-2---|U|
|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---------|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---0-0---|S|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
  C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A           C+9   G/B         Gm/Bb A           |
  e e e q   e e e   e e e Q     e e   e e e q   e e e   e e e Q   e e     |
|-----3-------3---|-----3-----------|-----3-------3---|-----3-----------|E|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-2---------|-----3-------3---|-----3-2---0-2---|L|
|-----0-------0---|-----0-2---------|-----0-------0---|-----0-2---0-2---|E|
|---2-------0-----|---0---2---------|---2-------0-----|---0---2---0-2---|C|
|-3-----2-------0-|-1-----0-----0-2-|-3-----2---------|-1-----0---0-0---| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  D
  h
|-2---------------|A|
|-3---------------|C|
|-2---------------|O|
|-0---------------|U|
|-----------------|S|
|-----------------| |
  D                 |
  h                 |
|-2---------------|E|
|-3---------------|L|
|-2---------------|E|
|-0---------------|C|
|-----------------| |
|-----------------| |


Prologue (on album sleeve - not spoken or sung)

Airport scurry, flurry faces
parade of passers-by
people going many places
with a smile or just a sigh

waiting, waiting, pass the time
another cigarette
got in line-gate thirty-nine
the time is not here yet.....

Lyrics:

1st Verse:
Why try?  I know why.
This feeling inside me says it's time I was gone
Clear head, new life ahead
It's time I was king now not just one more pawn

Chorus

Fly by night away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

2nd Verse:
Moonrise thoughtful eyes
Staring back at me from the window beside
No fright, or hindsight
Leaving behind that empty feeling inside

Repeat Chorus (add "wo" prior to solo)

Solo

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
Start a new chapter
I find what I'm after
Is changing every day
Change of the season's
Enough of a reason
To want to get away

Quiet and pensive
My thoughts apprehensive
The hours drift away
Leaving my homeland
Playing a lone hand
My life begins today

Chorus (repeating last two bars)



Tablature Contributors:
This transcription was created by C. D. Bruce (cbruce@peco-energy.com)
in the format described below.  It was previously transcribed by Howard
Wright, Jimmy Pena (jimmy@walrus.com) and Kerry O'Brian (GFTPM).  Special
Thanks to Rich Soto for the video footage.


Disclaimer:
This tablature represents how the song is played as closely as reasonably
achievable to the studio recording.  Video footage was utilized as much
as possible to validate the information (Promo video of Fly By Night).
Alex Lifeson may have played it slightly differently.


Revision History:
Revision 0:  No date information available.  Initial submittal by
C. D. Bruce.
Revision 01:  8/28/1998.  Reformatted to condense tab.  Made changes
to chords in the chorus.  Added acoustic rhythm guitar.  Made position
changes for the solo based on video footage.  Added note duration information.
Added GFTPM in the previously tabbed by section.


Tablature Explanation:
NT   = Nashville Tuning is when the low E, A, D & G strings are replaced with
       lighter gauge strings and tuned one octave higher than normal.
|    = bar separating measures
~    = vibrato
x    = percussive note with no pitch; muted note
.    = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h    = hammer
p    = pull
s    = slide (used when \ or / don't fit)
^    = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown in parenthesis ()
r    = release bend (string/fret may be indicated)
t    = fret board tap (not many of these with Rush)
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
x/   = pick slide up
x\   = pick slide down
<5>  = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated)
[5]  = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
(5)  = note sustained from previous measure
o    =\ repeat sign
o    =/
DC   = "Da capo" - means "from the head", when you see these initials
        you go back to the beginning of the piece of music.
DS   = "Dal segno" - means "from the sign", go back in the tabulature
        only as far as the (%) sign.
Coda = A passage at the end of a movement or composition that brings
       it to a formal close.
Al
Coda = means "to the tail", tells you that you must go to the end
          section which starts with the Coda sign (+).
RF   = repeat and fade
rit  = "ritardando" - Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding.

Other pertinent information:
  Tuning:  Standard [EADGBe].
  Key signature:  D
  Effects:  Overdrive, Distortion, Phaser
  Chord Chart Below for major chords

    0       D               0     A7sus4            0      G/B
  e |---|-O-|---|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|
  B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|
  G |---|-O-|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D 0---|---|---|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|
  A |---|---|---|---|     A 0---|---|---|---|     A |---|-O-|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

    0     Cadd9             0     GmBb              0       A
  e |---|---|-O-|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|     e |---|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|(O-|---|---|
  G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G |---|(O-|---|---|
  D |---|-O-|---|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|     D |---|(O-|---|---|
  A |---|---|-O-|---|     A |-O-|---|---|---|     A 0---|---|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

    0      G/A              0       G
  e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|
  B 0---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|
  G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D 0---|---|---|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|
  A 0---|---|---|---|     A |---|-O-|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|-O-|---|


Tablature Format:

This Tablature is based on the format indicated below.

  1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     <--Quarter note beat locations
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   <--Eighth note beat locations
                                      <--Effects/Misc Line
  D                 C     G/B         <--Chord Line
  e e e q   q   e   e e e q   e e e   <--Note Duration Line (table below)
|-----2-----------|-----------------| <--High E string
|-------3---------|-----------------| <--B string
|---2-------2---0-|-----0-------0---| <--G string
|-0---------------|---2-------0---0-| <--D string
|-----------------|-3-----2---------| <--A string
|-----------------|-----------------| <--E string

Effects/Misc Line:  Provides effects information, number of repeats, etc.

Chord Line:  Provides the chord name for the chords used in the
             tab below.

Note Duration Line:  Provides the "value" of each note, e.g., whole,
                     half, quarter, etc.

Note Duration Designator Table:
  w = Whole note                   h = Half note
  q = Quarter note                 H = Dotted half note
  Q = Dotted Quarter note          s = Sixteenth note
  e = Eighth note                  S = Dotted sixteenth note
  E = Dotted eighth note           + = Duration exceeds 2 measures
  t = Thirty-second note
  T = Dotted thirty-second note

  Notes with two designations immediately adjacent to each other
  have durations added (e.g., he = half note + eigth note, etc.)

String lines:  Represent the strings of a guitar.  The tab is laid
               out as if you placed a right handed guitar on your
               lap, string side up.  A vertical line character "|"
               represents a bar between measures.  A dash "-" represents
               each string.  The numbers indicate which fret should
               be fingered to sound the note.  The first space after
               every bar is a blank space that is almost never used.
               Quarter notes are separated by 3 dashes, eighth notes
               are separated by 1 dash.  In an effort to make the
               ASCII tab look as much like tab in a music book, the
               notes are spaced out as accurately as possible.  In the
               event the notes will not fit into the format shown above,
               the tab will be expanded (usually only required for
               solos).