Rush: Into Darkness
From the album Caress of Steel (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1975 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Well, it's a start. The song begins in the key of G. Part III changes
to the key of E. Standard tuning, as always [EADGBe] (low to high). The
solos were hard to transcribe, but I did my best. As expected, they
aren't 100% complete and/or accurate. In fact, I've left the main solo
out just for you to figure out on your own!  Personally, 'Return
of the Prince' is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard from
Rush. Try playing it and you'll see why.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)

[x35553] = fret box; this is a C chord - this is the same as standard
  tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.


Rush - I Into Darkness

[Riff 1]
      Em7         D/E     Em7      C     G         D/F#
e:------3------3---2-------3-------------------------------------------|
B:------3------3---3-------3-------------------------------------------|
G:------0------2---2-------0-----------0-------------------------------|
D:------2------2---2-------2---------2--------0------------------------|
A:------2------------------2-(0-2)-3--------2---------0----------------|
E:--0---0---0----------0---0-------------3---------2-------------------|

[Fill 1]             [Fill 2]      [Fill 3]            [FIll 4]
e:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|---------------|
B:-3sss7~~ss3ss5~--|---15b17~~---|--8s12--12s8-8s10~-|---------------|
G:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|-11s7-7s9--4---|
D:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|-------------5.|
A:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|---------------|
E:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|---------------|


Progression:

[Riff 1] /w lyrics:

As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky,
The three travellers, men of Willow Dale, emerge from the forest shadow.
Fording the River Dawn, they turn south,
Journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of the Necromancer.
Even now the intensity of his dread power can be felt,
Weakening the body and saddening the heart.
Ultimately they will become empty, mindless spectres,

With [Riff 1] and [Fill 1]:

Stripped of will and soul.

Only their thirst for freedom gives them hunger for vengeance.

[Solo] over [Riff 1]:

e:--3s7-7s10~-----14~~---------------12s7s12-----------------------------|
B:-----------------------15b17~~~------------12s10s12--7s3s5~------------|
G:--------------------------------------------------------------7~----7~-|
D:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[increasing volume]

e:--------12~~------------------------------------------------10p7---|
B:--7s12-------7~~~s12--------------------------8-10b12-10b12--------|
G:-------------------------7~---7b9r7~--7b9r7~-----------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--10b12r10---------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------12~~------8~----------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------9~-------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

With [Riff 1]:

Silence shrouds the forest, as the birds announce the dawn.
Three travellers ford the river and southward journey on. [Fill 2]
                   [Fill 3]
The road is lined with peril, the air is charged with fear.
                   [Fill 4]
The shadow of his nearness weighs like iron tears.

[Solo] - This is the 'louder' or more prominent solo

e:-----------------------15-------------15b17-15b17~--17b19----------|
B:-15b17~---15b17-15b17~~~~~b17--------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                 slow bend
                     \/
e:-17b19-17-17b19~-17b19-17-17-17-15-----15---------------------------|
B:------------------------------------17----17~---17b19---17b19~------|
G:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B:-12-15~-------------------------|----------------------------------|
G:--------14-12~--------12-12~\---|----------------12b14~~14~~r12----|
D:----------------12h14-----------|-------12-14~~--------------------|
A:--------------------------------|-14~~-----------------------------|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

e:-------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
B:-------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
G:-12p9~-|--11b12r11--11b12r11b12r11--9~-----|-----------------------|
D:-------|-----------------------------------|--12~------------------|
A:-------|-----------------------------------|------10-12-10---------|
E:-------|-----------------------------------|---------------12~~\---|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-----------12~------------12---------------------------------------|
D:-12--12-12-----12-12h14~-----14~-----------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|