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                                    COUNTDOWN
                               As recorded by Rush
                          (From the 1982 Album SIGNALS)

Words by Lee, Lifeson, Peart Music by Lee & Lifeson
Transcribed by Charles D. Bruce

Last Updated: 2003-10-20

          E7                   A/E                 G6/E               
B7sus4/F#
      x 7 9 7 0 0          0 7 7 6 5 0          0 5 5 4 3 0          x 9 7 9 
0 0

   B7sus4/F#(type 2)          Dsus2                  G                    F
      x 9 7 9 7 7          x 5 7 7 5 5          3 5 5 4 3 3          1 3 3 2 
1 1

          C5                   E5                    A                  
Aadd9
      x 3 5 5 x x          x 7 9 9 0 0          5 7 7 6 5 5          5 7 7 6 
0 0

         Fmaj7                 G7                 A7sus2              
Fmaj7sus2
      1 3 3 2 0 x          3 x 3 0 0 x          x 0 2 0 0 x          1 3 3 0 
0 x

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Lifeson'

  Q=132
4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx8
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


    W          +W           W          +W
||--0--------|-(0)--------|-0--------|-(0)----|
||o-0--------|-(0)--------|-5--------|-(5)----|
||--7--------|-(7)--------|-6--------|-(6)----|
||--9--------|-(9)--------|-7--------|-(7)----|
||o-7--------|-(7)--------|-7--------|-(7)----|
||-----------|------------|----------|--------|


  1.,2.,3.
  W          +W           W          +W      4x
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-0--------|-(0)-----||
|-3--------|-(3)--------|-0--------|-(0)----o||
|-4--------|-(4)--------|-9--------|-(9)-----||
|-5--------|-(5)--------|-7--------|-(7)-----||
|-5--------|-(5)--------|-9--------|-(9)----o||
|----------|------------|----------|---------||


  4.
  W          +W           W          +H..       E
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-0--------|-(0)----------|
|-3--------|-(3)--------|-0--------|-(0)----------|

|-4--------|-(4)--------|-9--------|-(9)----------|
|-5--------|-(5)--------|-7--------|-(7)--------9-|
|-5--------|-(5)--------|-9--------|-(9)--------7-|
|----------|------------|----------|--------------|


  W          +H..       E   W          +H..       E
|-0--------|-(0)----------|-0--------|-(0)----------|
|-0--------|-(0)----------|-5--------|-(5)----------|
|-7--------|-(7)--------6-|-6--------|-(6)--------4-|
|-9--------|-(9)--------7-|-7--------|-(7)--------5-|
|-7--------|-(7)--------7-|-7--------|-(7)--------5-|
|----------|--------------|----------|--------------|


  W          +H..       E   W          +H..       E
|-0--------|-(0)----------|-0--------|-(0)--------0-|
|-3--------|-(3)----------|-0--------|-(0)--------0-|
|-4--------|-(4)--------9-|-9--------|-(9)--------7-|
|-5--------|-(5)--------7-|-7--------|-(7)--------9-|
|-5--------|-(5)--------9-|-9--------|-(9)--------7-|
|----------|--------------|----------|--------------|


  H    H      +H        H       H    H      +H        Q   +Q
|-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-0----0----|-(0)-------0---(0)---|
|-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-5----5----|-(5)-------5---(5)\--|
|-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|-6----6----|-(6)-------6---(6)\--|
|-9----9----|-(9)-------9-----|-7----7----|-(7)-------7---(7)\--|
|-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|-7----7----|-(7)-------7---(7)\--|
|-----------|-----0--0-(0)----|-----------|-----0--0-(0)--(0)---|
               E  Q  E +H                    E  Q  E +Q   +Q


  H    H      +H        H       H    H      +H        H
|-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-0----7----|-(7)-------0-----|
|-3----3----|-(3)-------3-----|-0----7----|-(7)-------0-----|
|-4----4----|-(4)-------4-----|-9----9----|-(9)-------9-----|
|-5----5----|-(5)-------5-----|-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|
|-5----5----|-(5)-------5-----|-9----9----|-(9)-------9-----|
|-----------|-----0--0-(0)----|-----------|-----0--0-(0)----|
               E  Q  E +H                    E  Q  E +H


                                                     ~
  H    H      +H        H       H    H      +E  Q  E Q  Q
|-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-0----0----|-(0)------------|
|-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-5----5----|-(5)-5----5-----|
|-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|-6----6----|-(6)----6----6--|
|-9----9----|-(9)-------9-----|-7----7----|-(7)------------|
|-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|-7----7----|-(7)------------|
|-----------|-----0--0-(0)----|-----------|----------------|
               E  Q  E +H


                  ~~
  Q  E Q  E E E   H.      Q    H    H      H    H
|-0-------0-----|---------0--|-0----0----|-7----7----|
|-3--3------3---|---------0--|-0----0----|-7----7----|
|-4----4------4-|-4-------7--|-9----9----|-9----9----|
|---------------|-5-------9--|-7----7----|-7----7----|
|---------------|-5-------7--|-9----9----|-9----9----|
|---------------|------------|-----------|-----------|


  E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q
|-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-7----7----7--|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--|
|-7----7----7--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|
|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|
|--------------|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|


  E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E E E E E E E E
|-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-7----7----7--|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-7----7----7--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|--------------|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-----------------|


  E E E Q  Q.     Q.   H    +E    Q.   H    +E    Q.   Q.   E +E
|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
|---------------|---------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----5-(5)\-|
|-9-9-9-9--9----|-9----9----(9)-|-6----6----(6)-|-6----6----6-(6)\-|
|-9-9-9-9--9----|-9----9----(9)-|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----7-(7)\-|
|-7-7-7-7--7----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----7-(7)\-|
|---------------|---------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----5-(5)\-|


  H    H      H    H      Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   Q
|-3----3----|-3----3----|--------------|--------------|
|-3----3----|-3----3----|-5----5-------|-5----5-------|
|-4----4----|-4----4----|-6----6-------|-6----6-------|
|-5----5----|-5----5----|-7----7----7--|-7----7----7--|
|-5----5----|-5----5----|-7----7----7--|-7----7----7--|
|-3----3----|-3----3----|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|


  E E E Q  Q  E   +Q   E Q  Q  E   Q.   Q  Q  E   +E  E E Q  E Q
|-------------0-|-(0)------------|------0-------|---------0-------|
|-------------0-|-(0)------------|---------0----|-----------------|
|-9-9-9-9-----9-|-(9)--7-7--7----|-6----------6-|-(6)--------6----|
|-9-9-9-9--9----|------9-9--9----|-7------------|-----7--------7--|
|-7-7-7-7--7----|------7-7--7----|-7------------|-------7---------|
|---------------|--------------0-|-5------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   Q.   +Q     Q.   Q.   +Q
|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|----------------|----------------|
|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|----------------|----------------|
|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|-5----5----(5)--|-5----5----(5)--|
|-3---3---3---3---|-3---3---3---3---|-5----5----(5)--|-5----5----(5)--|
|-3---3---3---3---|-3---3---3---3---|-3----3----(3)--|-3----3----(3)--|
|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|----------------|----------------|


  E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-7----7----7--|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--|
|-7----7----7--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|
|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|
|--------------|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|


                                                  6/4
  E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E E E Q    E Q     +E  E E Q   E E E H
|--------------|--------------|------------------|----------------------------|
|-5----5----5--|--------------|-----0--------0---|-(0)---0-------0------------|
|-7----7----7--|-4----4----4--|-------2----------|---------0-------0----------|
|-7----7----7--|-5----5----5--|------------3-----|-----2----------------------|
|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|---3------------0-|-(0)---------3-----3-2-0----|
|--------------|-3----3----3--|-1-------3--------|-----------1-------------1--|
                                H       Q.     E   +H        H       E E E E


4/4                  6/4
   E  E E Q    E Q     +E  E E Q   E E E H

|--------------------|---------------------------|
|-------0--------0---|-(0)---0-------0-----------|
|---------2----------|---------0-------0---------|
|--------------3-----|-----2---------------------|
|-----3------------0-|-(0)---------3-----3-2-0---|
|-(1)-------3--------|-----------1-------------1-|
  +H        Q.     E   +H        H       E E E E


4/4                  6/4
   E  E E Q    E Q     +E  E E Q   E E E H
|--------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------0--------0---|-(0)---0-------0-------------|
|---------2----------|---------0-------0-----------|
|--------------3-----|-----2-----------------------|
|-----3------------0-|-(0)---------3-----3-2-0-----|
|-(1)-------3--------|-----------1-------------1---|
  +H        Q.     E   +H        H       E E E E


4/4
   E  E E Q    E Q     +H..       E     E E E E E E E E 12x H    H
|--------------------|--------------||-------------------||-0----0----|
|-------0--------0---|--------------||o-----------------o||-0----0----|
|---------2--------2-|-(2)--------9-||--9-9---9---9---9--||-7----7----|
|--------------3---2-|-(2)--------9-||--9-9---9---9---9--||-9----9----|
|-----3------------0-|-(0)--------7-||o-7-7---7---7---7-o||-7----7----|
|-(1)-------3--------|--------------||-------------------||-----------|
  +H        Q.     E


                                                             |-3-|
  +E  Q.   H      Q.   H    +E    +E  E Q.   E E +E     H    Q Q Q
|-(0)-0----0----|------5----(5)-|-(5)-----------------|-0----0------|
|-(0)-0----0----|------5----(5)-|-(5)-----------------|-3------3----|
|-(7)-7----7----|-6----6----(6)-|-(6)-6-6----6-6-(6)\-|-4--------4--|
|-(9)-9----9----|-7----7----(7)-|-(7)-7-7----7-7-(7)\-|-5-----------|
|-(7)-7----7----|-7-------------|-----7-7----7-7-(7)\-|-5-----------|
|---------------|-5-------------|-----5-5----5-5-(5)\-|-------------|


  ~
  W          H    H      H    H      E Q  E Q  Q

|----------|-0----7----|-7----7----|--------------|
|----------|-0----7----|-7----7----|-5----5----5--|
|----------|-9----9----|-9----9----|-7----7----7--|
|-5--------|-7----7----|-7----7----|-7----7----7--|
|----------|-9----9----|-9----9----|-5----5----5--|
|----------|-----------|-----------|--------------|


  E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|-5----5----5--|
|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--|-7----7----7--|
|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-7----7----7--|
|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|
|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|--------------|


  E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E E E E E E Q    Q.   Q  Q  E
|--------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-9----9--9--9-|

|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-9----9--9--9-|
|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-7----7--7--7-|
|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|----------------|--------------|


  Q.   Q  Q.     Q.   H    +E    Q.   Q  E Q    H    H
|--------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5--5-5--|-----------|
|--------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5--5-5--|-3----3----|
|-9----9--9----|-6----6----(6)-|-6----6--6-6--|-4----4----|
|-9----9--9----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7--7-7--|-5----5----|
|-7----7--7----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7--7-7--|-5----5----|
|--------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5--5-5--|-3----3----|


  H    H      Q.   H    +E    Q.   H    +E    E E E E Q  E E
|-----------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----(5)-|----------------|
|-3----3----|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----(5)-|----------------|
|-4----4----|-6----6----(6)-|-6----6----(6)-|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-|
|-5----5----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----(7)-|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-|
|-5----5----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----(7)-|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-|

|-3----3----|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----(5)-|----------------|


  +E  Q  E Q  Q    Q.   Q  Q  E   +E  E E Q  Q.     E E E E E E E E
|--------0-0-----|-0----0-------|---------0-------|-1---1---1---1---|
|--------0-0-----|-5-------0----|------------0----|-1---1---1---1---|
|-(9)-7-------7--|-6----------6-|-(6)-------------|-2---2---2---2---|
|-(9)-9-------9--|-7------------|-----7-----------|-3---3---3---3---|
|-(7)-7----------|-7------------|-------7---------|-3---3---3---3---|
|----------------|--------------|-----------------|-1---1---1---1---|


  E E E E E E E E   Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   +Q     E Q  E Q  Q
|-1---1---1---1---|--------------|----------------|--------------|
|-1---1---1---1---|--------------|----------------|-5----5----5--|
|-2---2---2---2---|-5----5----5--|-5----5----(5)--|-7----7----7--|
|-3---3---3---3---|-5----5----5--|-5----5----(5)--|-7----7----7--|
|-3---3---3---3---|-3----3----3--|-3----3----(3)--|-5----5----5--|
|-1---1---1---1---|--------------|----------------|--------------|


  E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|-5----5----5--|
|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--|-7----7----7--|
|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-7----7----7--|
|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|
|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|--------------|


  E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    E Q  E Q  Q    Q.   H    +E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------5----(5)-|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|-5----5----(5)-|
|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--|-7----7----(7)-|
|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-7----7----(7)-|
|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-5-------------|
|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|---------------|


  Q.   H    +E    Q.   H    +E    Q.   H    +E    Q.   Q  Q  +E
|------3----(3)-|------1----(1)-|------3----(3)-|------5---------|
|------3----(3)-|------1----(1)-|------3----(3)-|-5----5--5--(5)-|
|-4----4----(4)-|-2----2----(2)-|-4----4----(4)-|-7----7--7--(7)-|
|-5----5----(5)-|-3----3----(3)-|-5----5----(5)-|-7----7--7--(7)-|
|-5-------------|-3-------------|-5-------------|-5--------------|
|-3-------------|-1-------------|-3-------------|----------------|


  Q.   H    +E    Q.   H    +E    Q.   H    E   E E E Q    E Q
|------3----(3)-|------1----(1)-|------3------|------------------|
|------3----(3)-|------1----(1)-|------3------|-----0--------0---|
|-4----4----(4)-|-2----2----(2)-|-4----4------|-------2----------|
|-5----5----(5)-|-3----3----(3)-|-5----5----5-|------------3-----|
|-5-------------|-3-------------|-5---------5-|---3------------0-|
|-3-------------|-1-------------|-3---------3-|-1-------3--------|
                                                H       Q.     E


   6/4                         4/4
    +E  E E Q   E E E E E E E    E  E E Q    E Q    9x
||----------------------------|---------------------||
||o-(0)---0-------0-----------|-------0--------0---o||
||----------0-------0---------|---------2-----------||
||------2---------------------|--------------3------||
||o-(0)---------3-----3-2-0---|-----3------------0-o||
||------------1-------------1-|-(1)-------3---------||
    +H        H       E E E E   +H        Q.     E


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
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it
represents the duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them
represent  rests. Multi-bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the
number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff

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
<n>  - 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 - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, 
s16 = swing 16ths

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