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

Transcribed by C. D. Bruce (cbruce@erols.com)

Guitar 1:  6 String Electric w/clean tone (left channel)
Guitar 2:  12 String Electric w/clean tone (right channel)
Guitar 3:  6 String Electric w/distorted tone (power chords) (left channel)
Guitar 4:  6 String Electric w/distorted tone (lead) (left & right channel)


  The intro fades in from the first measure.  It is             BaddE
  all guitar 1 until the 8th measure where guitar 2         e e e e e e
  joins in.  Note the minor change where Lifeson adds |-----0-------0---|
  the low E string in every 4th measure.  After the   |-------0-------0-|
  vocal, guitar 3 joins in with distorted power       4-----------8-----|
  chords.  This rhythm figure continues through to    4---------9-------|
  end of the song and provides the backdrop for the   |-----------------|
  solo.                                               |-----------------|

  E       BaddE     AaddB   BaddE     E       BaddE     AaddB   BaddE
  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
|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
|---13------8-----|---6-------8-----|---13------8-----|---6-------8-----|
|-14------9-------|-7-------9-------|-14------9-------|-7-------9-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  E       BaddE     AaddB   BaddE     E       BaddE     AaddB   BaddE
  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
|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|G|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|T|
|---13------8-----|---6-------8-----|---13------8-----|---6-------8-----|R|
|-14------9-------|-7-------9-------|---------9-------|-7-------9-------|1|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------| |
                                    |                                     |
                                    |-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|G|
                                    |-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|T|
                                    |o--13------8-----|---6-------8-----|R|
                                    |o14------9-------|-7-------9-------|2|
                                    |-----------------|-----------------| |
                                    |-----------------|-----------------| |

                                      Enter the champion...
  E       BaddE     AaddB   BaddE     E       BaddE     AaddB   BaddE
  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
|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|G|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|T|
|---13------8-----|---6-------8-----|o--13------8-----|---6-------8-----|R|
|-14------9-------|-7-------9-------|o--------9-------|-7-------9-------|1|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------| |
|                                                                         |
|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|G|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|T|
|---13------8-----|---6-------8-----|o--13------8-----|---6-------8-----|R|
|-14------9-------|-7-------9-------|o14------9-------|-7-------9-------|2|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  E       BaddE     AaddB   BaddE     E           B     A         B
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   H           q     q   e e   e e 
|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------|G|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-12----------7---|-5---5-5---7-7---|T|
|---13------8-----|---6-------8----o|-13----------8---|-6---6-6---8-8---|R|
|-14------9-------|-7-------9------o|-14----------9---|-7---7-7---9-9---|1|
|-----------------|-----------------|-14----------9---|-7---7-7---9-9---| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
|                                     E         BaddE   A         BaddE   |
|                                     q   e e   e e     q   e e   e e     |
|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-0---0-0---0-0---|-0---0-0---0-0---|G|
|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-12--1212--7-7---|-5---5-5---7-7---|T|
|---13------8-----|---6-------8----o|-13--1313--8-8---|-6---6-6---8-8---|R|
|-14------9-------|-7-------9------o|-14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9---|2|
|-----------------|-----------------|-14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9---| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |

  Repeat 15 times                     Repeat through to fade out
  (vocal enters at 8th repeat)        (Solo enters at 5th repeat)
  E         B       A         B       E         B       A         B
  q   e e   e e     q   e e   e e     q   e e   e e     q   e e   e e 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|
|-12--1212--7-7---|-5---5-5---7-7---|-12--1212--7-7---|-5---5-5---7-7---|T|
|o13--1313--8-8---|-6---6-6---8-8--o|o13--1313--8-8---|-6---6-6---8-8--o|R|
|o14--1313--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9--o|o14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9--o|1|
|-14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9---|-14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9---| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
| E         BaddE   A         BaddE   E         BaddE   A         BaddE   |
| q   e e   e e     q   e e   e e     q   e e   e e     q   e e   e e     |
|-0---0-0---0-0---|-0---0-0---0-0---|-0---0-0---0-0---|-0---0-0---0-0---|G|
|-12--1212--7-7---|-5---5-5---7-7---|-12--1212--7-7---|-5---5-5---7-7---|T|
|o13--1313--8-8---|-6---6-6---8-8--o|o13--1313--8-8---|-6---6-6---8-8--o|R|
|o14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9--o|o14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9--o|2|
|-14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9---|-14--1414--9-9---|-7---7-7---9-9---| |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |
                                    | E5        B5      A5        B5      |
                                    | he        e e     he        e e     |
                                    |-----------------|-----------------|G|
                                    |-----------------|-----------------|T|
                                    |o9---------------|----------------o|R|
                                    |o9---------9-9---|-7---------9-9--o|3|
                                    |-7---------9-9---|-7---------9-9---| |
                                    |-----------7-7---|-5---------7-7---| |

[Guitar Solo from Jimmy Pena's original tab - will update later]

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-14b16~~--14b16--14b16--14b16~~~~r14-----------12h13p12-----12-----|
D:--------------------------------------------14-----------14--------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-13~~---13b14~~-----13b14r13p12-------12-----------------------------|
D:----------------------------------14-----14-12-14~~---14p12----------|
A:------------------------------------------------------------14p12----|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------------------9-9-9~--11b13~13~13r11-|
D:-------------------------------------9~--9h11-------------------------|
A:-------------------9----------10h12-----------------------------------|
E:--12h14p12~--10h12---12-12~-------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------14p12~--12-14-12-12~--14p12-12~------|
G:-11b13~13~13r11p9--11b13r11----------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--14b16--14b16~--15b17-14b16-14-12--14--12------12~----------------|
B:--------------------------------------------14---------14p12~------|
G:---------------------------------------------------------------14--|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

e:-14p12----12--14p12----14p12--------14p12----12--14p12----12-------|
B:-------12-----------12-------12--12-------12-----------12----------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:---14p12----12--14p12----12--14p12---------------------------------|
B:---------12-----------12-----------12------------------------------|
G:---------------------------------------14-14-----14----------------|
D:------------------------------------------16b18--16b18~~~~b18------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-14-----14------------------------14---------14--------------------|
D:-16b18--16b18~~~r16--16p14----14--16b18r16~--16b18r16----14-14~----|
A:---------------------------16-------------------------16-----------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--11-9-------------------------14----14-14------14----14----14-14--|
A:-------11-9----------12h14~-14----14-------14~-----14----14--------|
E:------------12-12~~------------------------------------------------|

e:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------|-12--15-14-12-12-14-15b17-15b17~~------|
G:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D:-----14-----11h12~--12h14~-|---------------------------------------|
A:-14-----14-----------------|---------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-17b19~~--15b16-15-12-14-12----------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------14b16r14p12----14-12~---------12h14~--|
D:-----------------------------------------14----------14-14---------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-(16)r15p12--------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------15-15b17-15b17-15b17~--15p12----12-------12-------12---|
G:-----------------------------------------14----14b16----14b16------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------12-------12-------------------------------------------------|
G:-14b16----14b16----14p12----14~\-------9--11b13r11-----9~----------|
D:-------------------------14-------9h11--------------x--------11p9--|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:------------6.--9~--[11]-[9]---------------------------------------|
A:-11.----7h9------------------[11]-[9]------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------[12]~---9h12-12h14p12s9-12~--|

Repeat until fade:

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:------------(7)-8--9~----------------------------------------------|
D:---6--7--9---------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------0~----------------------------------------|


Lyrics:

Narration by Neil Peart:
 Enter the Champion, Prince By-Tor appears.
 To battle for freedom from chains of long years.
 The spell has been broken, the dark clouds are bright.
 The wraith of the Necromancer soars away in the night.

Stealthily attacking
By-Tor slays his foe
The men are free to run now
From labyrinths below
Wraith of the Necromancer
Shadows through the sky
Another land to darken
With evil prism eye...whoa...


Tablature Contributors:
This transcription was created by C. D. Bruce (cbruce@erols.com)
in the format described below.  It was previously transcribed by
Jimmy Pena (no email available).  The solo is from the original
JP transcription.  When I get time I'll reformat/revise it.

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:
Rev. 0:  Submitted 03-09-1999


Tablature Explanation:
(+) = This symbol stands for "Coda". A passage at the end of a movement
      or composition that brings it to a formal close.
AC  = "Al coda" - means "to the tail", tells you that you must go
      to the end section which starts with the Coda sign (+).
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.
(.) = Fermata, the prolongation of a tone, chord, or rest beyond
      its indicated time value.
RF  = repeat and fade
Rit = "Ritardando" - Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding.
~   = vibrato
.   = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
^   = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown in parenthesis ()
h   = hammer
p   = pull
r   = release bend (string/fret may be indicated)
s   = slide (used when back slash "\" or forward slash "/" don't fit)
t   = fret board tap (not many of these with Rush)
u   = unison bend, the lower note is bent to achieve unison with the
      higher note
x   = percussive note with no pitch or a muted note
|   = bar separating measures
/   = slide up the neck towards the bridge
\   = slide down the neck towards the nut
x/  = pick slide up
x\  = pick slide down
<5> = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string above the fret
      indicated)
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o   =\ repeat sign
o   =/
LT  = "Lifeson Tuning" or Modified Nashville Tuning.  When the low E, A,
      and D strings (usually on a 6 string acoustic) are replaced with
      lighter gauge strings and tuned one octave higher than normal
      (different from Nashville tuning which would also include the G
      string being tuned one octave higher).


Other pertinent information:
  Tempo:  1/4 note = 
  Tuning:  Standard [EADGBe].
  Key signature:  E
  Effects:  Overdrive/Distortion
  Chord & Scale Chart Below:  See tablature


Tablature Format:

This Tablature is primarily based on the formats 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

or 

   4/4                               <--Time Signature & Effects Line
   D                                 <--Chord Line
   e   e   e   q       q       e     <--Note Duration Line (table below)
e|---------2-----------------------|G<--High E string
B|-------------3-------------------|T<--B string
G|-----2---------------2-------0---|R<--G string
D|(0)------------------------------|1<--D string
A|---------------------------------| <--A string
E|---------------------------------| <--E string
                                    ^=Space identifies guitar or keys
   1       2       3       4         <--Quarter note beat locations
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8     <--Eighth note beat locations


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).