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

Transcribed by Blake Butterworth, Ian Schmidt, Jimmy Pena, and Branden
Robinson


[Riff 1]
   E  Am                C5 G5           D5
e:------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B:----1-1-1-----1-1-1-----------------------|----1-1-1-----1-1-1--------|
G:-1--2-2-2--1--2-2-2---5---------5-----7\--|-1--2-2-2--1--2-2-2---5----|
D:-2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2---5--5-5-5--5--5--7\--|-2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2---5--5~|
A:-2--0-0-0--2--0-0-0---3--5-5-5--3--5--5\--|-2--0-0-0--2--0-0-0---3--5~|
E:-0---------0-------------3-3-3-----3------|-0---------0-------------3~|

[Riff 2]
                     Bm      G       A       B
e:----------------------2-2-----3-3-----5-5-----|
B:----------------------3-3-----3-3-----5-5-----|
G:-------------------4--4-4-----4-4-----6-6-----|
D:-------------------4-------5-------7----------|
A:----------0--------2-------5-------7----------|
E:-0--2--3-----3--0-(2)------3-------5-------7\-|

[Riff 3]
                     D5
e:----------------------|
B:-------------------3--|
G:-------------------2--|
D:-------------------0--|
A:-----------0----------|
E:--0--2--3-----3-------|

[Riff 4]
   B                 D   B                 G5
e:-------------------------------------------|-----------------|
B:-------------------------------------------|-----------------|
G:-4-4-4-4--4--4-4---7---4-4-4-4--4--4-4---4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D:-4-4-4-4--4--4-4---7---4-4-4-4--4--4-4---5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A:-2-2-2-2--2--2-2---5---2-2-2-2--2--2-2---5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E:-----------------------------------------3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

Progression:

[Riff 1] x2

[Riff 1] x2 w/ lyrics:

We've taken care of everything, the words you read and the songs you
sing, the pictures that give pleasure to your eye.
It's one for all and all for one. We work together, common sons.
Never need to wonder how or why.

[Riff 2] x4 w/ lyrics:

We are the priests of the temples of Syrinx.
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls.
We are the priests of the temples of Syrinx.
All the gifts of life are held within our walls.

[Riff 3] x1
First half of [Riff 4] x1, then whole thing x1

[Riff 1] x2 w/ lyrics:

Look around this world we've made, equality our stock in trade, come and
join the brotherhood of man.
Oh what a nice, contented world, let the banners be unfurled. Hold the
red star proudly high in hand.

[Riff 2] x4 w/ lyrics:

We are the priests of the temples of Syrinx.
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls.
We are the priests of the temples of Syrinx.
All the gifts of life are held within our walls.

[Riff 3] x1


  Segue:

e:-------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------|
G:-4-4-4-4--4--4-4---7---4-4-4-4--4--4-4---4-|
D:-4-4-4-4--4--4-4---7---4-4-4-4--4--4-4---5-|
A:-2-2-2-2--2--2-2---5---2-2-2-2--2--2-2---5-|
E:-----------------------------------------3-|

e:-----------------------------------------3~~--------|
B:-----------------------------------------3~~--------|
G:-4-4-4-4--4--4-4---7---4-4-4-4--4--4-4---4~~--------|
D:-4-4-4-4--4--4-4---7---4-4-4-4--4--4-4---5~~--------|
A:-2-2-2-2--2--2-2---5---2-2-2-2--2--2-2---5~~--------|
E:-----------------------------------------3~~--------|

On a nylon-string acoustic:

    G          F#        Bm
e:--3----------2-------------------------------|
B:----3----3------2---2--3~--------------------|
G:------4-----------3----4~--------------------|
D:-----------------------4~--------------------|
A:-----------------------2~--------------------|
E:--3----------2-------------------------------|


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 IV does not include the solo. This is so that you
can experiment :). The key is D. Part VI now includes the solo! I
worked it out but there are still some omissions because the wah-wah
makes the notes unclear. It sounds easy enough to tab, so eventually
I will do it. Part VII does not include the solo either. Crank up
the wah-wah pedal and go wild.  The key is E. Now I can claim that
this work is original, since the solo I took from the other tab was
(partially) wrong and I replaced it with what I hope is the correct
version. Previous versions (part I & II) were done by Blake Butterworth
 and also Ian Schmidt (last
known address: irsman@iastate.edu). I have tried contacting Ian, but
without success. Joost de Moel  tabbed Discovery (part
III) and I have corrected it and incorporated the free time section
into this tab. There are many other corrections. Branden Robinson
 helped out greatly.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
. = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
tr = trill; play the note(s) indicated rapidly and repeatedly (same thing
        as tremolo picking)
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
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.
+ = bass position for wah-wah pedal (depressed fully back)
o = treble position for wah-wah pedal (depressed fully forward)
x\ _
x\   pick slide; slide the edge of the pick along the strings