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

Transcribed by Jimmy Pena and C. D. Bruce


   4/4 phaser with slight reverb, waterfall sound in background
   D                                 C           G/B
   e   e   e   q       q   e   e     e   e   e   q       e   e   e
e|---------2-----------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------------3-------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-----2---------------2-------0---|---------0---------------0-------|
D|-0-----------------------0-------|-----2---------------0-------0---|
A|---------------------------------|-3-----------2-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   Dm/F        Em7                   D
   e   e   Q   q       e   s s e     w
e|---------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
B|---------3-----------------------|-3-------------------------------|
G|-----2---------------0----h-p----|-2-------------------------------|
D|-3-----------2-----------0-3-0---|-0-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   Dsus2                             C           G/B
   e   e   e   q       e   e   e     e   e   e   q       e   e   e
e|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-----3-------------------3-------|---------------------------------|
G|---------2-----------2-------0---|---------0---------------0-------|
D|-0-----------0-------------------|-----2---------------0-------0---|
A|---------------------------------|-3-----------2-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   Dm/F        Em7                   D
   e   e   e   q       e   s s e     w
e|---------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
B|---------3-----------------------|-3-------------------------------|
G|-----2---------------0----h-p----|-2-------------------------------|
D|-3-----------2-----------0-3-0---|-0-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   D                                 C           G/B
   e   e   e   q       Q             e   e   e   q       e   e   e
e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-----3---------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------2-----------2-----------|---------0---------------0-------|
D|-------------0-------------------|-----2---------------0-------0---|
A|---------------------------------|-3-----------2-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   Dm/F        Em7                   D/A
   e   e   e   q       e   s s e     w
e|---------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
B|---------3-----------------------|-3-------------------------------|
G|-----2---------------0----h-p----|-2-------------------------------|
D|-3-----------2-----------0-3-0---|-0-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
1       2       3       4         1       2       3       4

   Dsus2                             C           G/B
   e   e   e   q       e   e   e     e   e   e   q       e   e   e
e|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-3-----------------------3-------|---------------------------------|
G|-2---0---2-----------2-------0---|---------0---------------0-------|
D|-------------0-------------------|-----2---------------0-------0---|
A|---------------------------------|-3-----------2-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   Dm/F        Em7                   D
   e   e   e   q       e   s s e     H                       q
e|---------------------------------|-2-----------------------5-------|
B|---------3-----------------------|-3-----------------------3-------|
G|-----2---------------0----h-p----|-2-----------------------2-------|
D|-3-----------2-----------0-3-0---|-0-----------------------0-------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   Am7                               C/G
   w   q       q       q       e     w   q       q       q       q
e|-------------0-------------------|-------------0-------------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------1-----------|
G|-----------------------------0---|-----------------------------0---|
D|-----2---------------------------|-----2---------------------------|
A|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|

                                                     *  Overdrive on
   F                                                 C5  G5
   q       e   q       e   e   e     h               e   e
e|-------------1-------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------2---|-----------------5---------------|
D|---------3---------------3-------|-3---------------5---5-----------|
A|-3-------------------------------|-3---------------3---5-----------|
E|-1-------------------------------|-1-------------------3-----------|

   Am7                               C
   q       e   q       e   e   e     q       e   q       e   e   e
e|-------------0-------------------|-------------0-------------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------1-----------|
G|-----------------------------0---|-----------------------------0---|
D|-2-------2---------------2-------|-2-----------------------2-------|
A|-0-------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   F                                                 C5  G5
   Q           e   Q   q       e     h               e   e
e|-----------------1---------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------2---|(2)--------------5---------------|
D|-------------3---------------3---|-3---------------5---5-----------|
A|-3-------------------------------|-3---------------3---5-----------|
E|-1-------------------------------|-1-------------------3-----------|

   Am7                               C
   e   e   e   q       e   e   e     Q           e   e   e   e   e
e|-------------0-------------------|-----------------0---------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------1-----------|
G|---------0-------------------0---|-----------------------------0---|
D|-----2-------------------2-------|-2-----------2-----------2-------|
A|-0-------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   F                                                 C5  G5
   Q           e   Q   q       e     h               e   e
e|-----------------1---------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------2---|(2)--------------5---------------|
D|-------------3---------------3---|-3---------------5---5-----------|
A|-3-------------------------------|-3---------------3---5-----------|
E|-1-------------------------------|-1---------------*---3-----------|
                                                    (* lead guitar
                                                     enters here)
   Repeat 5 times behind the solo
   Am7                               C
   e   e   e   q       e   e   e     Q           e   e   e   e   e
e|-------------0-------------------|-----------------0---------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------1-----------|
G|o--------0-------------------0---|-----------------------------0---|
D|o----2-------------------2-------|-2-----------2-----------2-------|
A|-0-------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   F                                                 C5  G5
   Q           e   e   e       e     h               e   e
e|-----------------1---------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------2---|-----------------5--------------o|
D|-------------3---------------3---|-3---------------5---5----------o|
A|-3-------------------------------|-3---------------3---5-----------|
E|-1-------------------------------|-1-------------------3-----------|

Guitar Solo

(I marked the parts which I am unsure of with an asterisk [*])

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------------3-5--5~~----5h7~~---5h7-7-5-7~~-|
A:---------------------x\--------3-5---------------------------------|
E:--3-3-3-3-3-3-3h5~---x\--5~~---------------------------------------|
                                    *

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:------5---5--7b9r7p5---5--7b9~~~r7--7b9--7b9r7--7-7-7-7b9r7--5-5-5-|
D:--7-5---7------------7---------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-----------------|-------------------------------------12-15-------|
B:-----------------|------13-15-15b17r15p13----13-15b17--------------|
G:-7-7b9r7-5-------|--/14-------------------14-----------------------|
D:-----------7-5-7-|-------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|

e:-15b17r15b17~~--15b17~-15b17~----17b19~-17b19~~~~--17-17b19-17-----|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-18b20~~--18b20~--18b20~-18b20~--|---------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------|-------8~----8~------------------|
G:---------------------------------|-------7b9~~~~----7b9--7~--5--[7]|
D:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------|---x\----------------------------|
E:---------------------------------|---x\----------------------------|
                                           +                    *

e:---------------------------|
B:---------------------------|
G:------5-7b9-7p5-5----------|
D:--5h7-------------7-5-7~---|
A:---------------------------|
E:---------------------------|

>From [17:54] until [18:00] I am still lost :-)

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-----5-5-5-5-----5-5-5------5-7b9r7p5---5-7b9r7-7p5---5-7b9r7p5---5|
D:-5h7---------5h7--------5h7-----------7-------------7-----------7--|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-[7b9]~~~----------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Am7                               C
   e   e   e   q       e   e   e     Q           e   e   e   e   e
e|-------------0-------------------|-----------------0---------------|
B|---------------------1-----------|---------------------1-----------|
G|---------0-------------------0---|-----------------------------0---|
D|-----2-------------------2-------|-2-----------2-----------2-------|
A|-0-------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   F
   q       e   e   e   e   e   e     e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
E|-1-------1---1---1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---|

   E5
   w                                 w
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-2-------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|
A|-2-------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|
E|-0-------------------------------|(0)------------------------------|


Prologue:
"I have not left this cave for days now, it has become my last refuge
in my total despair.  I have only the music of the waterfall to comfort
me now.  I can no longer live under the control of the Federation,
but there is no other place to go.  My last hope is that with my death
I may pass into the world of my dream, and know peace at last."

Lyrics:

The sleep is still in my eyes
The dream is still in my head
I heave a sigh and sadly smile
And lie a while in bed
I wish that it might come to pass
Not fade like all my dreams

Just think of what my life might be
In a world like I have seen
I don't think I can carry on
Carry on this cold and empty life
Oh...no...

My spirits are low in the depths of despair
My lifeblood spills over..


Tabulature Explanation:
| = 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 in parenthesis ()
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] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o =\ repeat sign
o =/
D.C. = "Da capo" - means "from the head", when you see these initials
you '
       go back to the beginning of the piece of music.
D.S. = "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 (+).
R.F. = repeat and fade
rit. = "ritardando" - Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding.

Other pertinent information:
  Tempo:  1/4 note = ???
  Tuning:  Standard [EADGBe].
  Key signature:
  Effects:  Overdrive, Reverb, Phaser.
  Solo in A pentatonic Minor (shown below):
  A Pentatonic Minor(A, C, D, E & G):
      1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   11   12
  e |----|----|-G--|----|-A--|----|----|-C--|----|-D--|----|-E--|
  B |-C--|----|-D--|----|-E--|----|----|-G--|----|-A--|----|-B--|
  G |----|-A--|----|----|-C--|----|-D--|----|-E--|----|----|-G--|
  D |----|-E--|----|----|-G--|----|-A--|----|----|-C--|----|-D--|
  A |----|----|-C--|----|-D--|----|-E--|----|----|-G--|----|-A--|
  E |----|----|-G--|----|-A--|----|----|-C--|----|-D--|----|-E--|

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

  Chord Chart Below for major chords used:
            D                       C                      Em7
  e |---|-O-|---|---|     e 0---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |-O-|---|---|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|
  G |---|-O-|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D 0---|---|---|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|
  A |---|---|---|---|     A |---|---|-O-|---|     A |---|-O-|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E 0---|---|---|---|

          Dm/F                     G/B                     Am7
  e |-O-|---|---|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|     e 0---|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |-O-|---|---|---|
  G |---|-O-|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D |---|---|-O-|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|
  A |---|---|---|---|     A |---|-O-|---|---|     A 0---|---|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

            F                 3     C5                3     G5
  e |(O-|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|
  B |(O-|---|---|---|     B |---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|---|---|
  G |(--|-O-|---|---|     G |---|---|-O-|---|     G |---|---|---|---|
  D |(--|---|-O-|---|     D |---|---|-O-|---|     D |---|---|-O-|---|
  A |(--|---|-O-|---|     A |-O-|---|---|---|     A |---|---|-O-|---|
  E |(O-|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E |-O-|---|---|---|

           E5
  e |---|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|---|---|
  G |---|---|---|---|
  D |---|-O-|---|---|
  A |---|-O-|---|---|
  E 0---|---|---|---|

Tablature Format
This Tablature is based on the format below:
   4/4                               <--Time Signature/Effects/Misc.
Line
   D                                 <--Chord Line
   e   e   e   q       e   e   e     <--Note Duration Line (table below)
e|---------2-----------------------|G<--High E string
B|-------------3-----------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
   This "ruler" is useful for locating notes.

Time Signature/
Effects/
Misc. Line:  Indicates 4/4, 3/4, 7/8, etc.  It is only
             shown for initial time signature indication or
             changes in time signature.  Also provides
             effects information, e.g., distortion on
             or off, wha wha on, etc.  Also provides other
             miscellaneous information such as the 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.
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 never used.  Quarter
               notes are separated by 7 dashes, eighth notes are
               separated by 3 dashes, sixteenth notes by 1 dash.
               In an effort to make the "ASCI" tab look as much like
               tab in a music book, the notes are spaced out as
               accurately as possible.  In the event the the notes will
               not fit into the standard format shown above the tab is
               expanded (usually required for guitar solos).

Note Duration Table:
w = Whole note
h = Half note
H = Dotted half note
q = Quarter note
Q = Dotted Quater note
e = Eigth note
E = Dotted eigth note
s = Sixteenth note
S = Dotted sixteenth note
t = Thirtysecond note
T = Dotted thirtysecond note