Rush: No One at the Bridge
From the album Caress of Steel (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1975 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcription by:
     C. D. Bruce (cbruce@erols.com)

Previously Transcribed by:
     Paul Bryant (pbryant@hawk.cs.ukans.edu)
     Jimmy Pena (no email available)

Comments to:
     C. D. Bruce (cbruce@erols.com)

  Guitar 1:  Clean tone with phaser
  Guitar 2:  Distorted tone with delay

  EmaddF#                                             GmaddA/Bb
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
6o------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|R
4o----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----7---7-------7---7---|1
|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2-------2-|---5-------5---5-------5-|
|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-6-----------6-----------|

                            EmaddF#                   C     G/B   G     G/F#
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
|-------0-----------0----o|-------0-----------0-----|-----0-----0-----0-----0-|R
|-----7---7-------7---7--o|-----4---4-------4---4---|---2-----0-----0-----0---|1
|---5-------5---5-------5-|---2-------2---2-------2-|-3-----2-----------------|
|-6-----------6-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-------------3-----2-----|

        Crying back to...
  EmaddF#                                             GmaddA/Bb
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
|o------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|R
|o----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----7---7-------7---7---|1
|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2-------2-|---5-------5---5-------5-|
|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-6-----------6-----------|

 _________________________ _________________________
| 1st ending              | 2nd ending              |
| e e e e e e e e e e e e | e e e e e e e e e e e e |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
|-------0-----------0----o|-------0-----------0-0-0o|R
|-----7---7-------7---7--o|-----7---7-------7-7-7-7o|1
|---5-------5---5-------5-|---5-------5---5-------5-|
|-6-----------6-----------|-6-----------6-----------|

  Repeat 3 times
  A               Asus2     Csus2                     A               Asus2
  H         e q   h         e   h       e   h         H         e q   h
|-0-----------------------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-0-----------------------|G
|-2---------2-2---0-------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-2---------2-2---0-------|T
|o2-----------2---2-------|-0---0-------0---0------o|-2-----------2---2-------|R
|o2-----------2-----------|-x---x-------x---x------o|-2-----------2-----------|1
|-0-----------0-----------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-0-----------0-----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

  F
  Q     e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-1-----------------------|-------------------------|G
|-1-----------------------|-------------------------|T
|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|R
|-3-----------------------|-------------------------|1
|-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-1-----1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

  EmaddF#                                             GmaddA/Bb
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
6o------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|R
4o----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----7---7-------7---7---|1
|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2-------2-|---5-------5---5-------5-|
|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-6-----------6-----------|

                                                                        Rememb...
                            EmaddF#                   C     G/B   G     G/F#
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
|-------0-----------0----o|-------0-----------0-----|-----0-----0-----0-----0-|R
|-----7---7-------7---7--o|-----4---4-------4---4---|---2-----0-----0-----0---|1
|---5-------5---5-------5-|---2-------2---2-------2-|-3-----2-----------------|
|-6-----------6-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-------------3-----2-----|

  EmaddF#                                             GmaddA/Bb
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
|o------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|R
|o----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----7---7-------7---7---|1
|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2-------2-|---5-------5---5-------5-|
|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-6-----------6-----------|

 _________________________ _________________________
| 1st ending              | 2nd ending              |
| e e e e e e e e e e e e | e e e e e e e e e e e e |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
|-------0-----------0----o|-------0-----------0-0-0o|R
|-----7---7-------7---7--o|-----7---7-------7-7-7-7o|1
|---5-------5---5-------5-|---5-------5---5-------5-|
|-6-----------6-----------|-6-----------6-----------|

  Repeat 3 times
  A               Asus2     Csus2                     A               Asus2
  H         e q   h         e   h       e   h         H         e q   h
|-0-----------------------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-0-----------------------|G
|-2---------2-2---0-------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-2---------2-2---0-------|T
|o2-----------2---2-------|-0---0-------0---0------o|-2-----------2---2-------|R
|o2-----------2-----------|-x---x-------x---x------o|-2-----------2-----------|1
|-0-----------0-----------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-0-----------0-----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

  F
  Q     e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-1-----------------------|-------------------------|G
|-1-----------------------|-------------------------|T
|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|R
|-3-----------------------|-------------------------|1
|-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-1-----1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

                                                      Phaser off
                                                      Call  out for...
  EmaddF#                                             G     D/F#
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e       Q     e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-3-----2-----------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-3-----3-----------------|T
|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|o0-----2-----------------|R
|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-------4-------|o0-----0-----------------|1
|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2---------|-x-----x-----------------|
|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-3-----2-----------------|

                            G     D/F#  Em7   D       Em
                            Q     e     e     e       Q   e He    Q   e Q
|-------------------------|-3-----2-----3-----2-----|-------0-----------0-----|G
|-------------------------|-3-----3-----3-----3-----|-------0-----------0-----|T
|-------------------------|-0-----2-----0-----2-----|-------0-----------0----o|R
|-------------------------|-0-----0-----------0-----|-------2-----------2----o|1
|-------------------------|-x-----x-----------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-3-----2-----0-----------|-0---0-------0---0-------|

                                                      Scream out...
  G     D/F#  Em7   D       Em                        G     D/F#
  Q     e     e     e       Q   e He    Q   e He      Q     e
|-3-----2-----3-----2-----|-------0-----------0-----|-3-----2-----------------|G
|-3-----3-----3-----3-----|-------0-----------0-----|-3-----3-----------------|T
|o0-----2-----0-----2-----|-------0-----------0----o|-0-----2-----------------|R
|o0-----0-----------0-----|-------2-----------2----o|-0-----0-----------------|1
|-x-----x-----------------|-------------------------|-x-----x-----------------|
|-3-----2-----0-----------|-0---0-------0---0-------|-3-----2-----------------|

                            No    one   cares to...
                            G     D/F#  Em7   D
                            Q     e     e     e
|-------------------------|-3-----2-----3-----2-----|G
|-------------------------|-3-----3-----3-----3-----|T
|-------------------------|-0-----2-----0-----2-----|R
|-------------------------|-0-----0-----------0-----|1
|-------------------------|-x-----x-----------------|
|-------------------------|-3-----2-----0-----------|

  Phaser on
  EmaddF#                                             GmaddA/Bb
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
|o------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|R
|o----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----7---7-------7---7---|1
|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2-------2-|---5-------5---5-------5-|
|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-6-----------6-----------|

                            EmaddF#                   C     G/B   G     G/F#
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T
|-------0-----------0----o|-------0-----------0-----|-----0-----0-----0-----0-|R
|-----7---7-------7---7--o|-----4---4-------4---4---|---2-----0-----0-----0---|1
|---5-------5---5-------5-|---2-------2---2-------2-|-3-----2-----------------|
|-6-----------6-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-------------3-----2-----|

  EmaddF#                                             GmaddA/Bb
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T|
|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|R|
|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----7---7-------7---7---|1|
|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2-------2-|---5-------5---5-------5-| |
|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-6-----------6-----------| |
  E  E  w+                        E  E  E  E  E  E    wH                   E    |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T|
|-------------------------|----------------------7--|-7--------------------7--|R|
|-------------------------|----------------7--9-----|-------------------------|2|
|-10\5-/7-----------------|-------7--7--10----------|-------------------------| |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |

                            EmaddF#
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T|
|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|R|
|-----7---7-------7---7---|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-------4---4---|1|
|---5-------5---5-------5-|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2-------2-| |
|-6-----------6-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------| |
  q   q   q   q   q   q  s  wH                        q   q   q   q   h         |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-7---9---10--10--10------|G|
|-8---7-------8---7-------|h------------------------|-------------------------|T|
|---------7-----------7--7|-9-----------------------|-------------------------|R|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|2|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |

  GaddA/Bb
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|T|
|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-0-0-|R|
|-----7---7-------7---7---|-----7---7-------7-7-7-7-|1|
|---5-------5---5-------5-|---5-------5---5-------5-| |
|-6-----------6-----------|-6-----------6-----------| |
                            e he        e h           |
  q   q                       p          p            |
|-12--12------------------|-109---------9-7---------|G|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|T|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|R|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|2|
|-------------------------|-------------------------| |
|-------------------------|-------------------------| |


  A               Asus2     Csus2                     A               Asus2
  H         e q   h         e   h       e   h         H         e q   h
|-0-----------------------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-0-----------------------|G|
|-2---------2-2---0-------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-2---------2-2---0-------|T|
|-2-----------2---2-------|-0---0-------0---0-------|-2-----------2---2-------|R|
|-2-----------2-----------|-x---x-------x---x-------|-2-----------2-----------|1|
|-0-----------0-----------|-3---3-------3---3-------|-0-----------0-----------| |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |
                            q   q   q   q   q   q                               |
  h       e e q   h           2           2           h       e e q   h         |
|---------9-1012----------|-12^-12--10--12^-12--10--|---------9-1012----------|G|
|-10--------------10------|-------------------------|-10--------------10------|T|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|R|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|2|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |

  Csus2                     A               Asus2     Csus2
  e   h       e   h         H         e q   h         e   h       e   h
|-3---3-------3---3-------|-------------------------|-3---3-------3---3-------|G|
|-3---3-------3---3-------|-2---------2-2---0-------|-3---3-------3---3-------|T|
|-0---0-------0---0-------|-2-----------2---2-------|-0---0-------0---0-------|R|
|-x---x-------x---x-------|-2-----------2-----------|-x---x-------x---x-------|1|
|-3---3-------3---3-------|-0-----------0-----------|-3---3-------3---3-------| |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |
                                                      q   q   q   q   q   q     |
  q   q   q   q   q   q     h       e e q   h           1           1           |
|-------------------------|---------9-1012----------|-14^-14--12--14^-14--12--|G|
|-------------------------|-10--------------10------|-------------------------|T|
|-12--11--9---------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|R|
|-------------12--11--9---|-------------------------|-------------------------|2|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |

  A               Asus2     F
  H         e q   h         Q     e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e e e e e
|-0-----------------------|-1-----------------------|-------------------------|G|
|-2---------2-2---0-------|-1-----------------------|-------------------------|T|
|-2-----------2---2-------|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|R|
|-2-----------2-----------|-3-----------------------|-------------------------|1|
|-0-----------0-----------|-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| |
|-------------------------|-1-----1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-| |
  h       e e q   h         H           q   q   q     H           H             |
|---------9-1012----------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|
|-10--------------10------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T|
|-------------------------|-10----------12--10--12--|-10----------9\----------|R|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|2|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |

  rit. -- - -  -   -   -    -     -       -        -
  EmaddF#                                 Emyadda
  e e e e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e q
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-0-----------------------|T|
|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-------4---------|-------------------------|R|
|-----4---4-------4---4---|-----4---4-----4---------|-------------------------|1|
|---2-------2---2-------2-|---2-------2---2---------|-------------------------| |
|-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|-------------------------| |
| w+                                                                            |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|T|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|R|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|2|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |
|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| |


Lyrics:

Crying back to consciousness,
the coldness grips my skin.
The sky is pitching violently,
and drawn by shrieking winds.

Seaspray blurs my vision.
Waves roll by so fast.
Save my ship of freedom.
I'm lashed, helpless, to the mast.

Remembering when first I held
the wheel in my own hands,
I took the helm so eagerly
and sailed for distant lands.

But now the sea's too heavy.
And I just don't understand,
why must my crew desert me
when I need a guiding hand?

Call out for direction
and there's no one there to steer.
Shout out for salvation
but there's no one there to hear.

Cry out supplication
for the maelstrom is near.
Scream out desperation
but...no one cares to hear.


Tablature Contributors:
This transcription was created by C. D. Bruce (cbruce@erols.com)
in the format described below.  It was previously transcribed by Paul
Bryant (pbryant@hawk.cs.ukans.edu) and Jimmy Pena (no email available).


Disclaimer:
This tablature represents how the song is played as closely as
reasonably achievable to the studio recording.  Alex Lifeson may
have played it slightly differently.


Revision History:
Revision 0:  11-03-1998  Initial submittal by C. D. Bruce.


Tablature Explanation:
NT   = Nashville Tuning is when the low E, A, D and 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 above the carot
       symbol (^).  When shown before the note this indicates a
       "pre" bend.
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   = volume swell
[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:
  Tempo:  1/4 note = ?
  Tuning:  Standard [EADGBe].
  Key signature:  ?
  Effects:  None

  Chord Chart Below for major chords used:

         EmaddF#              5  GmaddA/Bb                  C
  e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|---|---|
  G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D |---|---|---|-O-|     D |---|---|-O-|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|
  A |---|-O-|---|---|     A |-O-|---|---|---|     A |---|---|-O-|---|
  E 0---|---|---|---|     E |---|-O-|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

           G/B                      G                      G/F#
  e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|     e |---|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|---|---|
  G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D 0---|---|---|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|
  A |---|-O-|---|---|     A |---|---|-x-|---|     A |---|---|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|-O-|---|     E |---|-O-|---|---|

            A                     Asus2                   Csus2
  e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|
  B |---|-O-|---|---|     B 0---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|
  G |---|-O-|---|---|     G |---|-O-|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D |---|-O-|---|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|     D |---|---|-x-|---|
  A 0---|---|---|---|     A 0---|---|---|---|     A |---|---|-O-|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

           D/F#                    Em7                      D
  e |---|-O-|---|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|     e |---|-O-|---|---|
  B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|
  G |---|-O-|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G |---|-O-|---|---|
  D 0---|---|---|---|     D |---|-x-|---|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|
  A |---|-x-|---|---|     A |---|-x-|---|---|     A |---|---|---|---|
  E |---|-O-|---|---|     E 0---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

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


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 may be expanded (usually only required for
               solos).