Rush: Lakeside Park
From the album Caress of Steel (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1975 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by Jimmy Pena

A whole bunch of corrections/changes for this tab. The change from A to
G in Riff 1 almost sounds like a pull off from the 5th to the 3rd fret
to me. You can play the high E string notes and tell. I think the rhythm
and amount of notes is right, even if the riff is tabbed wrong.

I tabbed out the end of Riff 2, let me know how it sounds. About Riff 3,
I couldn't quite hear so many of the notes that Chuck sent me in his tab.
I went out on a limb on the beginning of Riff 4, but I mostly agree with
Chuck's interpretation of the last half of it. I don't hear that little
bit of polyphony right before the D chord. I altered the fingering on
the solo slightly to conform to Chuck's tab, but I left the second and
third sections of the solo tab unaltered because it seems like too much
of a position change, and the way I have it tabbed was easier for me to
play. And I included the last guitar riff as Branden had sent it to me.

Thanks to WaveStudio, I was able to slow the song down and tab
the solo right. Now it's definitely correct. Thanks to Rich Soto
 for some corrections.

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
tr = trill; play the note(s) indicated rapidly and repeatedly (same thing
        as tremolo picking)
\ = slide down into infinity
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)


[Riff 1]
   A5   G    D   C  G  A                   G Gsus4
e:-5--3-3--3-2------------|--5--3-3--3-2---7-8\-------------|
B:-5----3--3-3---3--3--2--|--5----3--3-3---8-8\--2----------|
G:-2----0----2---0--0--2--|--2----0----2---7-7\--2----------|
D:------0----0---x--0--2--|-------0----0---------2----------|
A:---------------3--x--0--|----------------------0----------|
E:------------------3-----|---------------------------------|

[Riff 2] - with phaser                       _________________________
     Dm7                        G         C  |1.          |2.
e:---5--5~--5--5--5--6p5----|---3--3-3----0--|------------|-----------|
B:---6------6------------6--|---3--3-3----1--|------------|-----------|
G:o--5------5---------------|---0--0-0----0--|--0h2-0-0--o|---0tr7----|
D:o--0------0---------------|---0--0-0----2--|-----------o|-----------|
A:--------------------------|-------------3--|------------|-----------|
E:--------------------------|----------------|------------|-----------|

[Riff 3] - with phaser
  Fmaj7               Cmaj7                                     phaser off
e:---------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------|--------------------------2~-|
G:----2~----2~----2~-------0~----0~---0~-|----2~----2~----2~-----0--2~-|
D:-3~----3~-------------2~----2~---------|-3~----3~-----------2~----2~-|
A:---------------------------------------|--------------------------0~-|
E:---------------------------------------|-----------------------------|

[Riff 4] - Slow (with phaser)
    D            C9  C   Cmaj7    Csus2  Cmaj7
e:--5-5-5-5-7----3-3-3--3-------|---------------------------2~-|
B:--7---7---7----3---1----0-----|-----3-----3---------------3~-|
G:--7---7--------0---0----0-----|---5-----4----2-0----------2~-|
D:--0---0--------2---2----2-----|-5-----5----------4----2---0~-|
A:------------------------------|---------------------3---0----|
E:------------------------------|------------------------------|

Progression:

[Riff 1] x2

[Riff 1] x4 /w lyrics:

Midway hawkers calling, "Try your luck with me."
Merry-go-round wheezing the same old melody.
A thousand ten-cent wonders, who could ask for more.
A pocketful of silver, the key to heaven's door.

[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:

Lakeside Park, willows in the breeze.
Lakeside Park, so many memories.
Laughing rides, midway lights,
shining stars on summer nights.

[Riff 3] x1

[Riff 1] x2

[Riff 1] x4 /w lyrics:

Days of barefoot freedom, racing with the waves.
Nights of starlit secrets, crackling driftwood flames.
Drinking by the lighthouse, smoking on the pier,
Still, we saw the magic was fading every year.

[Guitar Solo] over [Riff 1] x4

e:--------------------------------------------------------12---------|
B:----------------------------7-8-10-------12-14-15-14-15------------|
G:---------------------6-7-9---------6~----------------------14------|
D:--7p5s2---------7-7------------------------------------------------|
A:---------4~--------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
G:-12-11-12--14--12p11-----11----------------------|-14-12p11--------|
D:---------------------14-----14p12--11-12-12s14~--|----------14-----|
A:-------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------|-----------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-12-----------12---------------------------------------------------|
G:----14-12p11-----14-12p11-----9s6.-----6p4p0-4-6~-4h6p4-0----------|
D:------------14------------14---------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:------------------------------------------------------------12--15-|
B:------------13-15-15b17r15p13----13-15--15b17r15b17~~-15b17--------|
G:-14-14~--14-------------------14-----------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-15b17-15-15b17-15b17~~\-------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:

Lakeside Park, willows in the breeze.
Lakeside Park, so many memories.
Laughing rides, midway lights,
shining stars on summer nights.

[Riff 4] x2

[Riff 4] x2 /w lyrics:

Everyone would gather on the 24th of May,
sitting in the sand to watch the fireworks display.

Dancing fires on the beach, singing songs together;
Though it's just a memory, some mem'ries last forever.

[Riff 4] x3

Last half of [Riff 4] x3 with this riff:

e:-------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------|
G:--5~--4~---2-0-----------------|
D:---------------4----2----0~----|
A:------------------3---0--------|
E:-------------------------------|

Final cadence:

e:--<12>~~~--------------------------|
B:-----------<7>~~~------------------|
G:---------------------<7>~~~--------|
D:-----------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------|