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

Transcribed by Rob Goggins and Jimmy Pena


Chord legend:

Dm : [xx0231]
C9 : [x3203x]
G  : [320033]
A  : [x0222x]

[Riff 1]:
e:--0-----------------|--0-----------|--0-----------------|--0-----------|
B:-----6--------6-----|-----6--------|-----6--------6-----|-----6--------|
G:--------0--------0--|--------0-----|--------0--------0--|--------0-----|
D:-----------7--------|-----------7--|-----------7--------|-----------7--|
A:--8-----------------|--8-----------|--8-----------------|--8-----------|
E:--------------------|--------------|--------------------|--------------|

[Riff 2]:
  A7sus4             A7             A7sus4             A7
e:--0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0~--|
B:--3---3-3---3-3--3-2---2-2---2-2--2-3---3-3---3-3--3-2---2-2---2-2~--|
G:--0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0~--|
D:--2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2~--|
A:--0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0----0-----0-----0~--|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 3]:
   A7sus4        A7        A7sus4         A7
e:--------------------------------0------------------------------------|
B:-------3-------------2------------3-----------2----------------------|
G:-----0-----0-------0---------0------0-------0------------------------|
D:---2-------------2---------2--------------2--------------------------|
A:-0-------------0---------0--------------0----------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Fill 1]:

e:------------------|----------------------|
B:--2---------------|--2-------------------|
G:----2----------2--|----2---------2-------|
D:------2------2----|------2-----2---------|
A:--------0---------|--------0-------------|
E:------------------|----------------------|


Song progression:

[Riff 1] x1

[Riff 1] x1 /w lyrics:

All of the seasons and all of the days,
All of the reasons why I felt this way.

[Riff 2] + [Riff 3] x1 /w lyrics:

So long -- so long.

[Riff 1] x1 /w lyrics:

Then lost in that feeling, I looked in your eyes.
I noticed emotion and that you had cried.

[Riff 2] + [Riff 3] x1 /w lyrics:

For me, I can see.

Dm                     C9        G                   A
   What would touch me deeper? Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
Dm                     C9           G                  [Fill 1] x1
   Would it touch you deeper than tears that fall from eyes that know why?

[Riff 1] x2
[Riff 2] + [Riff 3] x1

[Riff 1] x1 /w lyrics:

A lifetime of questions, tears on your cheek.
I tasted the answers and my body was weak -

[Riff 2] + [Riff 3] x1 /w lyrics:

For you, the truth.

Dm                     C9        G                   A
   What would touch me deeper? Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
Dm                     C9           G                  [Fill 1] x1
   Would it touch you deeper than tears that fall from eyes that know why?

[Riff 1] x1
[Riff 3] x1
[Riff 1] x1

The keyboard plays:  Am  - for four beats
                     Em  - for two beats
                     G   - for two beats
                     Dm  - until fadeout (eight beats)


Tuning: Standard - [EADGBe] (low to high)
Main Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: F
Tone/Effects: Clean with reverb
Tab Accuracy: You make the call.
Tab History: First tabbed by Rob Goggins ,
        retabbed by Jimmy Pena .

                          + Tab Legend +
       +----------------------------------------------------------------+
       | Symbol | Explanation                                           |
       +--------+-------------------------------------------------------+
       |   |    |  Bar line separating measures of music                |
       | |o  o| |  Repeat signs; play the measures between these an     |
       | |o  o| |   additional time                                     |
       |[xxxxxx]|  Fret box; represents guitar neck: [EADGBe]           |
       +--------+-------------------------------------------------------+