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

Again, 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 V "Bacchus Plateau" does not have the complete solo. Part
VI "The Fountain" does not have the complete solo either. I was not able
to work them out in their entirety, but all my work is present. This work
is entirely original in that I did not take anything from any previously
existing parts which are available online in order to create the tab.
Speaking of which, 'No One At The Bridge' was previously tabbed by Paul
Bryant . 'Panacea' was previously tabbed by
Vidar Bergh . 'Didacts and Narpets' is care of
Branden Robinson .

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
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.

Chord legend:

D     : [xx0232]
C     : [x32010]
Fmaj7 : [xx3210]
G6    : [320000]
G     : [320033]
E     : [022100]
A5    : [577xxx]
Dsus4 : [xx0233]

** Some of the fretboxes change in different sections, so I have added
        fretboxes there which apply to those parts alone.

Rush - VI The Fountain

[Riff 1]               Play 2x
 B(addE) A(addB)       D5    C5
e:---------------5-|----------------------------------------|
B:-0--0---0--0---7-|----------------------------------------|
G:-8--6---8--6---7-|o--5-5---5-5-5-5-5-7-7-----------------o|
D:-9--7---9--7---7-|o--5-5---5-5-5-5-5-7-7-----------------o|
A:-0--0---0--0---5-|---3-3-0-3-3-3-3-3-5-5------------------|
E:-----------------|----------------------------------------|

[Riff 2] Freely arpeggate
   Em7      G  G/F#
e:--0-------3---3-------------------------------------------|
B:--3-------3---3-------------------------------------------|
G:--0-------0---0-------------------------------------------|
D:--2-------0---0-------------------------------------------|
A:--2-------2---x-------------------------------------------|
E:--0-------3---2-------------------------------------------|

Progression:

[Riff 1] x2

[Riff 1] x2 w/ lyrics:

Look, the mist is rising and the sun is peeking through.
See the steps grow lighter as I reach their final few.

Hear the dancing waters, I must be drawing near.
Feel my heart is pounding with embattled hope and fear. [Strike A5]

[Riff 2] x2

[Riff 2] x2 w/ lyrics:

Now at last I fall before the Fountain of Lamneth.
I thought I would be singing, but I'm tired, out of breath.

D                                 C
Many journeys end here, but the secret's told the same.

D                              C   Fmaj7               G6
Life is just a candle, and a dream...    must give it flame.

[Riff 1] x2

[Riff 1] x2 w/ lyrics:

The key, the end, the answer, stripped of their disguise.
Still it's all confusion and tears spring to my eyes.

Though I've reached a signpost, it's really not the end.
Like Old Sol behind the mountain, I'll be coming up again. [Strike A5]

[Riff 2] x1

[Guitar Solo] in the key of G over: [Riff 2] x2 then [Riff 3] x1

(this is only an approximation; and a BAD one at that; the beginning is
  right, and the ending is right, the rest is ... )

e:----------7-7-----------------7~--7-9-10-12-10~-----------|
B:-10s5~-5-----10p8~-8h10~-8-10-----------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|

e:-15p14p12h15--15p14p12h15---10p9p7--5---5-----7-9--7h9p7--|
B:--------------------------------------7---7s9-------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|

e:----------------9-10-10-9----5---5---------10p9p7h9-------|
B:-7s5\---9-10-12-----------9----8---8-7-5------------------|
G:-----------------------------------------7----------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|

e:-10p9p7h9--10p9p7h9--8p7p5h7--5---------------------------|
B:--------------------------------8-7-5--------6--7b8r7p6---|
G:--------------------------------------7-5-----------------|
D:------------------------------------------7---------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|

e:----------------------------------------------------------|
B:---4h6p4--------------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 1] x1 [last half an extra four times]

    D                   A/C#                Bm
e:----5-----5---------|-------5-------5--|---------7-------7-----|
B:------------8-7-----|---5------7-------|----7-------7----------|
G:--7----7--------7---|-6---6------6----6|--4----7------7----4---|
D:------------------7-|------------------|-----------------------|
A:--------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
E:--------------------|------------------|-----------------------|

   D                     G                   G/F#
e:---------7-------7---|---------3---3----------------3-------|
B:----7-------7--------|-----------0---3----------3-----3-----|
G:------7-------7------|-------0---------0------0---------0---|
D:-7-------------------|-------------------0--------0-------0-|
A:---------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:---------------------|-0--3----------------2----------------|

   E                   A
e:------0-----0-----0--0------------------------------------|
B:---0----------0------2--------------------5---------------|
G:--------1-------1----2------6---4--7---6------------------|
D:-2-------------------2---7--------------------------------|
A:---------------------0------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|

*** Same as before: First measure is repeated like this:

     D
e:--------------------|
B:------7----8-7------|
G:--7~----7------7----|
D:-----------------7--|
A:--------------------|
E:--------------------|

[Above x2 w/ lyrics]:

I'm in motion; I am still.
I am crying; I am still.
I'm together; I'm apart.
I'm forever at the start.

          D
Still, I am.