Rush: The Big Money
From the album Power Windows (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1985 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to Rich Soto 

Transcribed by: Richard J. Soto
Email: lerxst@zeus.jersey.net

For this song Alex has his guitar tuned up a full step.
From top to bottom ( low to high ): F#, B, E, A, C#, F#.
This tablature is transcribed according to this alternative raised tuning.
In order to play Riff-C cleanly & correctly, finger as a normally tuned
G chord with the index finger on the 3rd fret and not the 2nd.

-0-----------------------------------|-0------------------------------------|-
-2-----------------7^-v-v------------|-2-----------------7^-v-v-------------|-
-2-----------------7^-v-v------------|-2-----------------7^-v-v-------------|-
-2------------------------0h3h5------|-2------------------------0h3h5-------|-
-0-----------------------------5\3---|-0------------------------------5\3---|-
-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|-
 B                 H  bar2x            B                 H  bar2x

-0-----------------------------------|-0--------------------------3--------||-
-2-----------------7^-v-v------------|-2-----------------7^-v-v---3--------||-
-2-----------------7^-v-v------------|-2----1414141414\--7^-v-v---5--------||-
-2------------------------0h3h5------|-2----1414141414\-----------5--------||-
-0---------0-3-0---------------5\3---|-0----1212121212\-----------3--------||-
-------0-3---------------------------|----------------------------3--------||-
 B                 H  bar2x            B     fast strum  H  bar2x

-------------------------|-----3------3-||------------------------------------
-------------------------|-----3------3-||------------------------------------
-------------------------|-----0------0-||------------------------------------
-------------------------|-0-0----------||------------------------------------
-5-5-3-5-3-3-3-0---------|--------3-3---||------------------------------------
-----------------3-3-3-3-|--------------||------------------------------------
 (Riff-A Mute & Play 8x)

-0-------0-------1-------3--------||-0-------3-------0-------3--2-----------|-
-3-------1-------1-------3--------||-2-------3-------1-------3--3-----------|-
-2-------0-------2-------0--------||-2-------0-------0-------0--2-----------|-
-0-------2-------3-------0--------||-2-------0-------2-------0--0-----------|-
-x-------3-------3-------2--------||-0-------2-------3-------2--x-----------|-
-----------------1-------3--------||---------3---------------3--------------|-
 E       D       G       A (Repeat)  B       A       D       A  E (Repeat)

-----------|--------------------------|-----3------3------3-||----------------
-----------|--------------------------|-----3------3------3-||----------------
-----------|--------------------------|-----0------0------0-||----------------
-----------|---10--10--10--10--10--10-|-0-0-----------------||----------------
-----------|-10--10---8---8---7---7---|--------3-3----------||----------------
-----------|--------------------------|---------------3-3---||----------------
 (Riff-A 6x) (Riff-B Play 4x)           (Riff-C)

-0-------0-------1-------3--------|-0-------0-------1-----------------------|-
-3-------1-------1-------3--------|-3-------1-------1-----------------------|-
-2-------0-------2-------0--------|-2-------0-------2-------12--------------|-
-0-------2-------3-------0--------|-0-------2-------3-------12--------------|-
-x-------3-------3-------2--------|-x-------3-------3-------10--------------|-
-----------------1-------3--------|-----------------1-------10--------------|-
 E       D       G       A          E       D       G      (Fast Strum 8X)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x/--------------------
-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10/--------------------
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10/--------------------
---------------0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8/--------------------
 (Light mute-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)

------------------------0-------3-------0-------3--2-||-----------------------
------------------------2-------3-------1-------3--3-||-----------------------
--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---2-------0-------0-------0--2-||-----------------------
-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---2-------0-------2-------0--0-||-----------------------
-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---0-------2-------3-------2--x-||-----------------------
-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----------3---------------3----||-----------------------
                        B       A       D       A  E

-----------|-------------------------------------------|----------|-0--0----|-
-----------|-------------------------------------------|----------|-3--1----|-
-----------|-------------------------------------------|----------|-2--0----|-
-----------|-------------------------------------------|----------|-0--2----|-
-----------|-------------------------------------------|----------|----3----|-
-----------|-------------------------------------------|----------|---------|-
 (Riff-A 6x)(Riff-B 4x & Omit last note on the 4th play)(Riff-C 3x) .  Ring

----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
------12^------------------------------7^-----------------------------------|-
-----------12^-------12^-------------------7^-------------------------------|-
-12^------------12^----------------7^----------7^---------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------7^-----------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
 (Guitar Solo)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
-12^----------12^------------------7^---------------------------------------|-
------12^-----------12^----------------7^-----9vvvvvv-----------------------|-
--------------------12^-----------------------9vvvvvv-----------------------|-
----------------------------------------------7vvvvvv-----------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-


-----------------------------------12---------------------------------------|-
-----------------------------------12--12--13--12--13--12--12---------------|-
-5-7-7-5-7-5-5-7-5vvvvvvvvvv-------12---------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
 Light mute-xxxx                   Play softly

-15--15--14--12------12------------12---------------------------------------|-
-----------------15------15------------12--13--15------12-------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------14-----------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-


----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
-15-----------------------------12b13---r12---------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------12^---5^----v-v-v-v------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-


----------------------------------------------------------12--13--15----15-13-
-13-15b17-----r15--13--15--13--12--13--12----12-12-13-15----------------------
------------------------------------------14----------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


-12---------------------------------------------7^--------7^7^---0vvvvv-------
----15-13-12---------------------------------7^--------7^------7^0vvvvv-------
-------------14-vvvvv--14p12p11-12-11\9vvv-----------------------9vvvvv-------
-----------------------------------------------------------------9vvvvv-------
-----------------------------------------------------------------7vvvvv-------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   A.H.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------12^---------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------12^-------12^----0-------------------------------------------------
-12^------------12^-----------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----7^----------7^-----------------------------------------------------------
---------7^-------------------------------------------------------------------
-7^----------7^-------------14-----------\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\-----------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         slide note down length of neck

--------------------------|---------------------|-------------------|---------
-------5--3-----5-----7---|-9----7----5----7----|-9-9-9-9\-7-7-7-7\-|---------
-5--5--------5--------7---|-9----7----6----7----|-9-9-9-9\-7-7-7-7\-|---------
-3--------------------5---|-9----7----6----7----|-9-9-9-9\-7-7-7-7\-|---------
--------------------------|-7----5----4----5----|-7-7-7-7\-5-5-5-5\-|---------
--------------------------|---------------------|-------------------|---------


----------------|----------------|--------|-|---------------------------------
----------------|----------------|--------|-|---------------------------------
-----------4-5-7|7\--------------|--------|-|---------------------------------
-------5-7------|----------------|--------|-|---------------------------------
---5-7----------|----------------|--------|-|---------------------------------
-8--------------|----------------|--------|-|---------------------------------
                 (Riff-B Play 4x) (Riff-C)

-0-------0-----0-1-----1-3---3----|-0-----0-0-----0-1-----1-------------------
-3-------1-----1-1-----1-3---3----|-3-----3-1-----1-1-----1-------------------
-2-------0-----0-2-----2-0---0----|-2-----2-0-----0-2-----2-12-12-12-12-12-12-
-0-------2-----2-3-----3-0---0----|-0-----0-2-----2-3-----3-12-12-12-12-12-12-
-x-------3-----3-3-----3-2---2----|-x-----x-3-----3-3-----3-10-10-10-10-10-10-
-----------------1-----1-3---3----|-----------------1-----1-10-10-10-10-10-10-
 E       D     . G     . A   A      E     . D     . G     .

-------|-0-----0-3-----3-0-----0-----3-3--2-2-|-------------------------------
-------|-2-----2-3-----3-1-----1-----3-3--3-3-|-------------------------------
-12-12-|-2-----2-0-----0-0-----0-----0-0--2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------
-12-12-|-2-----2-0-----0-2-----2-----0-0--0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
-10-10-|-0-----0-2-----2-3-----3-----2-2--x-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
-10-10-|---------3-----3-------------3-3------|---------------0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
         B     . A     . D     .     A A  E E

-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------
-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------
-----------------------------4---4---||---------------------------------------
-5/-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--5---5---||---------------------------------------
-5/-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--5---5---||---------------------------------------
-3/--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--3---3---||---------------------------------------


-0--0--v--v-v-v----------------------|-0\-----------------------------------|-
-2--2--v--v-v-v----7^-v-v------------|-2-\---------------7^-v-v-------------|-
-2--2--v--v-v-v----7^-v-v------------|-2--\--------------7^-v-v-------------|-
-2--2--v--v-v-v-----------0h3h5------|-2---\--------------------0h3h5-------|-
-0--0--v--v-v-v----------------5\3---|-0----\------------------------5\3----|-
-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|-
 B  B  bar         H  bar2x            B bar"dive'down   H  bar2x

-0-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------
-2-----------------7^-v-v------------|----------------------------------------
-2----1414141414\--7^-v-v------------|----------------------------------------
-2----1414141414\--------------------|----------------------------------------
-0----1212121212\--------------------|----------------------------------------
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------
 B     fast strum  H  bar2x            (Riff-C 8x & cont. while fading away).

----------------------0-----0-----0-||----------------------------------------
----------------------3-----3-----3-||----------------------------------------
----------------------2-----2-----2-||----------------------------------------
-0------0------3--3h0-0-----0-----0-||----------------------------------------
---4-3----4-3---------x-----x-----x-||----------------------------------------
------------------------------------||----------------------------------------
 (Alternative "live" ending)Strum .