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Tom Sawyer Tab

   
TOM SAWYER
As recorded by Rush
(From the 1981 Album MOVING PICTURES)

Tabbed by: Guitarzan Freak

Duration Legend
---------------
W = whole; 
H = half; 
Q = quarter; 
E = 8th; 
S = 16th; 
T = 32nd; 
X = 64th;
a = acciaccatura;
+ = note tied to previous;
. = note dotted; 
.. = note double dotted

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, 
       then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device 
       for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16),
where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
Words and Music by Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson
 
Gtr I, II (E a D G B E) - 'Alex Lifeson - Rhythm w/dist'
Gtr III (E a D G B E) - 'Geddy Lee - Synth arr. for guitar'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Alex Lifeson - Lead w/dist, chorus & slap back echo'

Intro
  Q=88
             $
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx4           S E S H.        S E S H.        S E S H.        S E S H.
|------------||---------------|-------0-------|-------3-------|-------0-----||
|------------||-------0-------|-------3-------|-------3-------|-------3-----||
|------------||-------9-------|-------2-------|-------0-------|-------0-----||
|------------||-------9-------|-------0-------|-------2-------|-------------||
|------------||-------7-------|---------------|-----0-0-------|-------3-----||
|------------||-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-----------|-0-0-0-------||
|
| Gtr II
| Wx4           S E S H.        S E S H.        S E S H.        S E S H.
|------------||-------4-------|-------2-------|-------3-------|-------3-----||
|------------||-------5-------|-------3-------|-------3-------|-------3-----||
|------------||-------4-------|-------2-------|-------0-------|-------5-----||
|------------||---------------|-------0-------|-------2-------|-------5-----||
|------------||---------------|---------------|-------0-------|-------3-----||
|------------||-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-------||


 Verse 1 + 2
  S E S H.        S E S H.        S E S H.
|-------0-------|---------------|-------3-----|
|-------0-------|---------------|-------3-----|
|-------9-------|-------7-------|-------0-----|
|-------9-------|-------7-------|-------2-----|
|-------7-------|-------5-------|-------0-----|
|-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-------|
|
| S E S H.        S E S H.        S E S H.
|-------4-------|-------2-------|-------5-----|
|-------5-------|-------3-------|-------5-----|
|-------4-------|-------2-------|-------7-----|
|---------------|-------0-------|-------7-----|
|---------------|---------------|-------0-----|
|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-------|


  S E S Q   +Q.   S S   E. S +E  E +S  E. E E   S E T T Q  +S  E. E E
|-------0---(0)-------|-----------------------|---------0--(0)-0--0-0-|
|-------3---(3)-----x-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3--3-3-|---------0--(0)-0--0-0-|
|-------0---(0)-----x-|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)-0--0-0-|---9-9-9-9--(9)-9--9-9-|
|-------------------x-|----0-(0)-2-(2)----0-2-|---9-9-9-9--(9)-9--9-9-|
|-------3---(3)-----x-|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)-3--2-0-|---7-7-7-7--(7)-7--7-7-|
|-0-0-0-----------0---|-----------------------|-0-0-0-0---------------|
|
| S E S H.              E. S +E  E +S  E. E E   S E S   Q  +S  E. E E
|-------8-------------|-----------------------|---------4--(4)-4--4-4-|
|-------8-------------|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3--3-3-|---------5--(5)-5--5-5-|
|-------5-------------|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)-0--0-0-|---------4--(4)-4--4-4-|
|---------------------|----0-(0)-2-(2)----0-2-|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)-3--2-0-|-----------------------|
|-0-0-0---------------|-----------------------|-0-0-0-----------------|


  S E T T Q  +S  E  S S S S S
|---------0--(0)-2----2-2-2---|
|-----3-3-3--(3)-3----3-3-3---|
|-----2-2-2--(2)-5--2-5-5-5p2-|
|-----0-0-0--(0)-0--0-0-0-0---|
|-----------------------------|
|-0-0-------------------------|
|
| S E S   Q  +S  E.   E   E
|---------2--(2)-2----2---2---|
|---------3--(3)-3----3---3---|
|---------2--(2)-2----2---2---|
|---------0--(0)-0----0---0---|
|-----------------------------|
|-0-0-0-----------------------|



  S E T T Q  +S  E. E E   E. S +E  E +S  E.   E S S
|-----3-3-3--(3)-2--0-0-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----3------||
|-----3-3-3--(3)-3--3-3-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----3-0-0--||
|-----0-0-0--(0)-0--0-0-|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)-0----0-4-4--||
|-----2-2-2--(2)-2--2-2-|----0-(0)-2-(2)------0-2-2--||
|-----0-0-0--(0)-0--0-0-|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)-3----2-2-2--||
|-0-0-------------------|----------------------------||
|
| S E S   Q  +S  E. E E   E. S +E  E +S  E.   E S S
|---------5--(5)-5--5-5-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----3------||
|---------5--(5)-5--5-5-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----3-0-0--||
|---------7--(7)-7--7-7-|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)-0----0-4-4--||
|---------7--(7)-7--7-7-|----0-(0)-2-(2)------0-2-2--||
|---------0--(0)-0--0-0-|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)-3----2-2-2--||
|-0-0-0-----------------|----------------------------||
|
|Both Gtrs substitute on D.S.
|                         E. S +E  E +E     E E S S
|-----------------------|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)----3-3-3-3--||
|-----------------------|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)----3-3-3-3--||
|-----------------------|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)----0-0-0-0--||
|-----------------------|----0-(0)-2-(2)----0-0-0-0--||
|-----------------------|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)--------0-2--||
|-----------------------|-------------------3-3-2-0--||


  Gtrs I, II
  E S S +S  S E S S S S +S  S E   E S S +S  S E S  S  S S +S  S E
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---0---------0---------------0-|---0---------0-------0-------0---||
|---4---------4---------------4-|---4---------4-------4-------4---||
|-------------------0-------2---|-2---------2-----(0)---------2---||
|-2---------2-----2---0-(0)-----|-----3-(3)-----2-------0-(0)-----||
|-0---2-(2)-----3---------------|-------------------------------3-||
|-Riff A                                               end Riff A-|

 Pre-Chorus
 Riff a x2.5



  E S S +S  S E S  S  S S +S  S   E     H    +Q.   S S
|-------------------------------------|-2----(2)---2-2-||
|---0---------0-------0-----------0---|-2----(2)---2-2-||
|---4---------4-------4-----------4---|-4----(4)---4-4-||
|-2---------2-----(0)-------------2---|-4----(4)---4-4-||
|-2---3-(3)-----2-------0-(0)-----0---|-2----(2)---2-2-||
|-----------------------------0-------|----------------||
|
|Both Gtrs substitute on D.S.
|                          |---3----|
| E S S +S  S E S  S  S S +E    E   E   W
|-------------------------------------|----------------||
|---0---------0-------0---------0---0-|----------------||
|---4---------4-------4---------4---4-|----------------||
|-2---------2-----(0)-----------2---2-|----------------||
|-2---3-(3)-----2-------0-(0)---0---0-|----------------||
|-------------------------------------|----------------||


 Chorus
  Q.   S S E S S E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---------------4-|-(4)-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-|-------------------|
|-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-|-2---2---2-2-2-2---|
|-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-|-0---0---2-2-2-2---|
|-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-------2-|-(2)-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|---------0-0-0-0---|
|--------------------|---------3-3-3---|-------------------|-3-3-3-3-----------|



                   To Coda
  Q  H.        +W            +W           +W
|----0-------|-(0)--------||-(0)--------|-(0)----||
|----0-------|-(0)--------||-(0)--------|-(0)----||
|-4--4-------|-(4)--------||-(4)--------|-(4)----||
|-2--2-------|-(2)--------||-(2)--------|-(2)----||
|-2----------|------------||------------|--------||
|-0----------|------------||------------|--------||


   Interlude
   7/8
    Gtrs I, II
     Q       +E.    S  +Q.            4x
||------------------------------------||
||o----------------------------------o||
||------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------||
||o----------------------------------o||
||---0-------(0)----0--(0)------------||
|
|   Gtr III
|    S S S S  S  E  S  +S  S S S S S  4x
||------------------------------------||
||o-10p7-9----7----10-(10)p7-9---7---o||
||---------9-----7-------------9------||
||---------------------------------7--||
||o----------------------------------o||
||------------------------------------||
 |-Riff B                  end Riff B-|

w/Riff B x4
     E   E   E   S  S  +E    E   E      E   E   E   S  S  +E    E   E
||-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
||o----------0-------------------0---|----------0-------------------0-----o||
||-----------4-------------------4---|----------4-------------------4------||
||---2---2---2-------------------4---|--2---2---2-------------------4------||
||o--2---2-------------------4-------|--2---2-------------------4---------o||
||---0-----------0--2--(2)-----------|--0-----------0--2--(2)--------------||
|


  Gtr I
   S S S S S E  S  +S  S S S S S
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--7-4-6---4----7--(7)-4-6-------|
|--------7---5-------------7-5---|
|------------------------------7-|
|
|  S S S S S E  S  +S  S S S S S
|--------------------------------|
|-10p7-9---7---10-(10)p7-9-------|
|--------9---7-------------9-7---|
|------------------------------9-|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/rush/tom_sawyer_tab_ver_3.html ]
                                  Guitar Solo
   S S S S S E  S +S  S S S S S     E  E  Q    Q   E
|-------------------------------||--------------------|
|-------------------------------||--------------------|
|-------------------------------||--------------------|
|--7-4-6---4----7-(7)-4-6-------||--------------------|
|--------7---5------------7-5---||--------------------|
|-----------------------------7-||--5\----------------|
|
|                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|  S S S S S E.   +Q.              +Q    +Q   +Q   E
|-------------------------------||--------------------|
|-10p7-9---7--------------------||--------------------|
|--------9---7----(7)-----------||-(7)---(7)--(7)-----|
|-------------------------------||--------------------|
|-------------------------------||--------------------|
|-------------------------------||--------------------|


                                                      7/16
  Gtr IV
       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                 |3-|    |--3--|
  Q  E.S +Q.     +E  S  S  S  S  E  S S  T  T  T E E   S  S S  S  E.
|--------------|-------------------------------------|---------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|---10p9h10s12\-|
|-1s=4s7-(7)---|-(7)---13p11h13s14-13---11h13p11s7s9-|---------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|---------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|---------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|---------------|


 3/8        7/8
     \1/
  E +E   E   E.   +S   T T E S  Q.
|----------|----------------------------|
|----------|-5b6==(5)r-3p0h2-3-[3]b5====|
|----------|----------------------------|
|----------|----------------------------|
|--------5-|----------------------------|
|-5-(5)----|----------------------------|


                                                ~
   +E     S  S S   S    S   S   S  T T T S.  S  S
|--------[0]h2-0-------[0]-------------------------|
|-([3])r---------([3])-----[2]-[3]p2p0-x-2--[3]-5--|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


   ~~~~               ~~                 ~~~~
  +S    T   T   E  S  S  T  T  S  S  S  +S.  T  S  T  T
|--------------(0)---------------12----------------------|
|-(5)\-(0)-(0)-------15-15p12-14----14-(14)-12h15-12-----|
|----------------------------------------------------(0)-|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


 7/16                                   3/8
                    ~~~~~~~~~             ~~
   S  S  S  a      +S   +S.   T   T  T    E  E   E
|-------12-----------------------------|----------------|
|-12-14----14b15==(14)-(14)r-----15p12-|----12-[15]b17==|
|----------------------------(0)-------|-14-------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------|


 7/8
                                        ~~~~~
    +Q      +S    S  +S.  T  +Q        +E
|----------------12-(12)-16-(16)b17===(16)r-|
|-([15])r=([15])----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


  E.  T  T  S  T  T  S  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  S.
|----16-17-19-17-16-17-19-17-16-17-19p16-19p17-16-16-19-19b21===|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


    ~~~~      ~~~
   +E   S  S  E.  S      +S   S  S  S  S  S
|-(19)-19-19-19r-19b21==(19)-19-19-19-19-19r-|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|


   a      +E    a      +E    a      +S    a       +S   +S    a       +S   +S   S  S  S  E
|-19b21==(19)r-19b21==(19)r-19b21==(19)r(19)b21==(19)r(19)-(19)b21==(19)(19)-19-19-19-19r\-||
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||


                                          D.S. al Coda
                               7/16            2/4
            ~                                         ~
  S S S S S E S +S  S S S S S   S S S S S S S   E E E E
|-----------------------------|---------------|---------||
|-----------------------------|---------------|---------||
|-----------------------------|---------------|---------||
|-7-4-6---4---7-(7)-4-6-------|-7-4-6---4-----|---------||
|-------7---5-----------7-5---|-------7---5-5-|-----5-7-||
|---------------------------7-|---------------|-5-7-----||


                                         Outro
  &
 4/4                                     7/8
  Gtrs I, II
   W           +W           +W            E E E S S +E  E E
|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------||--------------------|
|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------||-----0-----------0--|
|-(4)--------|-(4)--------|-(4)--------||-----4-----------4--|
|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------||-2-2-2-----------4--|
|------------|------------|------------||-2-2-----------4----|
|------------|------------|------------||-0-----0-2-(2)------|


                                                13/16
  Gtr III
           ~~~~~~~~~~           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   S S S S Q     +Q.       Q   +Q      +Q.       +Q.     S E  E  E
|------------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|-10p7-9---7-----(7)-----|---------------------|--------------------|
|--------9---------------|-9---(9)-----(9)-----|-(9)------------11--|
|------------------------|---------------------|-------------11-----|
|------------------------|---------------------|-----------9--------|
|------------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|
| Gtrs I, II
|  E   E   E S S +E  E E   E E  E  S S +E  E E    E  E E S E  E  E
|------------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|----------0-----------0-|------0------------0-|-------0---------0--|
|----------4-----------4-|------4------------4-|-------4---------4--|
|--2---2---2-----------4-|-2-2--2------------4-|--2--2-2---------4--|
|--2---2-------------4---|-2-2-------------4---|--2--2--------4-----|
|--0---------0-2-(2)-----|-0-------0-2-(2)-----|--0------0-2--------|


 7/8
           ~~~~~~~~~~            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   S S S S Q     +Q    +S  T T   H         +Q.       +H           Q    E
|------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|-10p7-9---7-----(7)---(7)h9p7-|-------------------|---------------------|
|--------9---------------------|-9---------(9)-----|-(9)-----------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|
|  E   E   E S S +E  E  E        E E E S S +E  E E    E  E E S S +E  E E
|------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|----------0------------0------|-----0-----------0-|-------0-----------0-|
|----------4------------4------|-----4-----------4-|-------4-----------4-|
|--2---2---2------------4------|-2-2-2-----------4-|--2--2-2-----------4-|
|--2---2-------------4---------|-2-2-----------4---|--2--2-----------4---|
|--0---------0-2-(2)-----------|-0-----0-2-(2)-----|--0------0-2-(2)-----|


                                    13/16
                                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    S  S  S  S  S  E    S  +Q.        +Q.      +S   +Q.
|-/17p14-16----14------------------|------------------------|
|-----------17----15---17-(17)-----|-(17)-----(17)-(17)-----|
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|
|   E     E     E    S  S  +E  E E     E  E E   S    E  E E
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------0----------------0-|--------0-------------0-|
|---------------4----------------4-|--------4-------------4-|
|---2-----2-----2----------------4-|---2--2-2-------------4-|
|---2-----2--------------------4---|---2--2-------------4---|
|---0----------------0--2--(2)-----|---0--------0----2------|


 7/8
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   +H           +Q.        +H           Q    E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-(17)---------(17)-----|-(17)------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|
|   E  E E S S  +E  E E     E  E E S S +E  E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|--------0------------0-|--------0-----------0--|
|--------4------------4-|--------4-----------4--|
|---2--2-2------------4-|---2--2-2-----------4--|
|---2--2------------4---|---2--2-----------4----|
|---0------0-2--(2)-----|---0------0-2-(2)------|


                         13/16           7/8
    Gtrs I, II
    E E E S S +E  E E     E E E S E E E   E E E S S +E  E E
||---------------------||---------------|-------------------*|
||o-----0-----------0-o||-----0-------0-|-----0-----------0-*|
||------4-----------4--||-----4-------4-|-----4-----------4-*|
||--2-2-2-----------4--||-2-2-2-------4-|-2-2-2-----------4-*|
||o-2-2-----------4---o||-2-2-------4---|-2-2-----------4---*|
||--0-----0-2-(2)------||-0-----0-2-----|-0-----0-2-(2)-----*|
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