Rush: Presentation
From the album 2112 (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1976 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by Jimmy Pena


[Riff 1] - Freely
    A                       D
e:------------5--5~---5-5-----------------------------------|
B:------------5--5~---5-5---7-7~-8--7--7--7.-8-----7~--7----|
G:------6-6~--6--6~---6-6---7-7~-7--7--7--7.-7-----7~--7----|
D:--7~--7-7~--7--7~---7-7---7-7~-7--7--7--7.-7--7--7~--7----|
A:--7~--7-7~--7--7~---7-7---5-5~-5--5--5--5.-5--5--5~--5----|
E:--5~--5-5~--5--5~---5-5-----------------------5-----------|

[Riff 2a] - Doubled by an acoustic guitar (electric has phaser)

   A  Bm/A D  Amaj7      Bm/A  E Bm  A
e:-----------------|-----------------------------------------|
B:-2--3-3--7--5-5\-|--2--3-3---9--3--2-----------------------|
G:-2--4-4--7--6-6\-|--2--4-4---9--4--2-----------------------|
D:-2--4-4--7--6-6\-|--2--4-4---9--4--2-----------------------|
A:-0--0-0-----0-0--|--0--0-0---------0-----------------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------------------------------|

[Riff 2b] - Doubled by an acoustic guitar (electric has phaser)

   A  Bm/A D  Amaj7      Bm/A  E  A
e:-----------------|-----------------------------------------|
B:-2--3-3--7--5-5\-|--2--3-3---9--14--14\--------------------|
G:-2--4-4--7--6-6\-|--2--4-4---9--14--14\--------------------|
D:-2--4-4--7--6-6\-|--2--4-4---9--14--14\--------------------|
A:-0--0-0-----0-0--|--0--0-0---------------------------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------------------------------|

[Riff 3] - Doubled by an acoustic guitar
   A                    D            E
e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-2--2---2-2-3p2-------7--7h8--7----9--9--9h10--9--------------|
G:-2--------------2-----7--7----7----9--9--9-----9--------------|
D:-2----2---------------7--7h9--7----9--9--9h11--9--------------|
A:-0------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 4]
                    Bm       G       A       B
e:----------------------2-2-----3-3-----5-5-----|
B:----------------------3-3-----3-3-----5-5-----|
G:-------------------4--4-4-----4-4-----6-6-----|
D:-------------------4-------5-------7----------|
A:----------0--------2-------5-------7----------|
E:-0--2--3-----3--0----------3-------5-------7\-|

[Riff 5]
                    D5
e:----------------------|
B:------------------3~--|
G:------------------2~--|
D:------------------0~--|
A:-----------0----------|
E:--0--2--3-----3-0-----|

Progression:

[Riff 1] x2

[Riff 2a] x1 /w lyrics:

I know it's most unusual, to come before you so;

[Riff 2b] x1 /w lyrics:

But I've found an ancient miracle, I thought that you should know.

[Riff 3] x4 /w lyrics:

Listen to my music,
and hear what it can do.
There's something here as strong as life.
I know that it will reach you.

[Riff 1] x4 /w lyrics:

Yes we know, it's nothing new. It's just a waste of time.
We have no need for ancient ways. Our world is doing fine.
Another toy which helped destroy the elder race of man.
Forget about your silly whim, it doesn't fit the plan. No-how.

[Riff 2a] x1 /w lyrics:

I can't believe you're saying, these things just can't be true.

[Riff 2b] x1 /w lyrics:

Our world could use such beauty, just think what we might do.

[Riff 3] x4 /w lyrics:

Listen to my music,
and hear what it can do.
There's something here as strong as life.
I know that it will reach you.

[Riff 1] x4 /w lyrics:

Don't annoy us further, oh, we have our work to do.
Just think about the average. What use have they for you?
Another toy which helped destroy the elder race of man.
Forget about your silly whim, it doesn't fit the plan.

[Riff 4] x8 under [Guitar Solo] w/ wah-wah and in the key of D
[Riff 5] x1


This Rush song is the culmination of many hours of work. It is not
100% complete, but every effort has been made to include as much as
possible. Part IV does not include the solo. This is so that you
can experiment :). The key is D. Part VI now includes the solo! I
worked it out but there are still some omissions because the wah-wah
makes the notes unclear. It sounds easy enough to tab, so eventually
I will do it. Part VII does not include the solo either. Crank up
the wah-wah pedal and go wild.  The key is E. Now I can claim that
this work is original, since the solo I took from the other tab was
(partially) wrong and I replaced it with what I hope is the correct
version. Previous versions (part I & II) were done by Blake Butterworth
 and also Ian Schmidt (last
known address: irsman@iastate.edu). I have tried contacting Ian, but
without success. Joost de Moel  tabbed Discovery (part
III) and I have corrected it and incorporated the free time section
into this tab. There are many other corrections. Branden Robinson
 helped out greatly.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
. = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
tr = trill; play the note(s) indicated rapidly and repeatedly (same thing
        as tremolo picking)
/ = 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.
+ = bass position for wah-wah pedal (depressed fully back)
o = treble position for wah-wah pedal (depressed fully forward)
x\ _
x\   pick slide; slide the edge of the pick along the strings