Rush: The Weapon
From the album Signals (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1982 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

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

Copyright 1982 Mercury Records & Anthem Entertainment
Music by Lee and Lifeson

Updated & corrected last on March 12, 1999.

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                            Riff-D

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 Play Rhy.3             notes volume swelled

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                                            Bar dive dwn__Bar back up

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                Bar dwn,bend,grad.bar up   Bar   Bar   Bar   Bar   Bar   Bar

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  Bar   Bar     Guitar Solo                               Bar

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