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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#


From jimmy@walrus.com Sun May  4 09:48:16 1997
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 17:30:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jimmy Pena 
To: shpank@beachin.net, guitar@olga.net, jstryk@wt.net
Subject: TAB: 'By-Tor and The Snow Dog' by Rush

Rush - By-Tor & The Snow Dog

        From the CD 'Fly By Night'
                Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
                Mercury/Polygram Records 822542-2

        This tab is not 100% correct. Feel free to fix it. Standard
tuning [EADGBe] (low to high). The key signature is D, but it appears to
change to E in the middle, then back to D at the Epilogue. Yes the tab
has gotten messier but I think it's also gotten more accurate.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
x = percussive note with no pitch; muted 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

Chord legend:

G   : [320033]
D   : [xx0232]
A   : [x0222x]
E   : [022100]
C   : [x3555x]
F   : [133211]
B   : [x2444x]
F/A : [x03211]

Progression:

[At the Tobes of Hades:]

      G        D      A     D          D      A       D  A
The tobes of Hades lit by flickering torch light.

      G      D        A        D      D    A   E
The nether world is gathered in the glare.

       G        D          A   D        D     A      D  A
Prince By-Tor takes the cavern to the north light.

      G      D      A      D         D  A  E
The sign of Eth is rising in the air.

  C   F  G                  F     G   D      C   F    G
By-Tor,         Knight of darkness,      centurion of evil,

F    G       D
     devil's prince.


[Across the Styx:]

  G         D     A        D        D    A      D  A
Across the River Styx, out of the lamp light.

     G   D       A       D     D    A  E
His Nemesis is waiting at the gate.

     G         D       A      D      D     A    D  A
The Snow Dog, ermine glowing in the damp night.

 G           D    A     D           D  A  E
Coal-black eyes shimmering with hate.

  C   F  G                F    G   D     C     F      G
By-Tor,         and the Snow Dog,      square for battle,

 F        G    D
Let the fray begin.

----

        Here is part of the middle section. I put the time down so you
can figure out where I am.


  1:11                   1:17                  1:23
   E~   A B B G~   D E E  E~   A B B G~  D E E  A~

 1:26        1:29 1:32          1:35          1:38
  C  G  C  G  A~   C  G  C  G    D  E  D  E    C  F/A  C  F/A

1:41                      1:47
  D  B  D  B   D  B  D  B  E~


[Guitar and effects for about 1:00]

Then there are a few E and D chords:

  2:55  2:58  3:01  3:04
   E     D     E     D

      G
e:---------------------------------------------------|
B:--------8-9\------8-9\------8-9-8------------------|
G:o-----7---------7---------7-------9-8-7-----------o|
D:o---9---------9---------9---------------9-7-6~~---o|
A:---------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------|

        There is another part in here but I just can't figure it out. It
sounds like the previous pattern but played higher up and with some
hammer-ons and pull-offs.

e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------------------------------|
G:o-----5-6-7\-----5-6-7\----5-6-7-6-5-------------------------o|
D:o---7----------7---------7------------7-6-5------------------o|
A:--------------------------------------------7-6~--------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------5--8--5-----------------------|
G:o-----5-6-7\-----5-6-7\----5-6-7---------7-6-5---------------o|
D:o---7----------7---------7---------------------7~------------o|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

Stop and start E with drum fills:

e:-----------------------------------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------------------------------|
G:o----9--9-----9--9--------9--9-----9--9-------------------o|
D:o----9--9-----9--9--------9--9-----9--9-------------------o|
A:-----7--7-----7--7--------7--7-----7--7--------------------|
E:--0--------0--------0--0--------0--------0-----------------|

Every note is gradually swelled via volume control:

e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---8--10--13-----10~----8-10~--------8--10----8~--------------|
G:-7--------------------7---------7~----------7-----------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-7--8---------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------8~------7~-------7~--8~------12~---10~---7~----------|
G:-------------7~------7~---6~--7~------14~------------6~--7~---|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------(0)--------------------------|

e:-------|------------------------------------|
B:-7~----|------8~---7~-----------8~--7~------|
G:-------|o-9~--9~---7~--7~---9~--9~--7~-----o|
D:-------|o-9~-----------9~---9~-------------o|
A:-------|------------------------------------|
E:----0~-|-------------------------------0~---|

Full volume:

e:-------------10-----------------------------------------------|
B:-----10b12~~~~~~~~12r10----8-10-8--5~--8b10r8--5~-------------|
G:--------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-----------10-11-12--15b17r15---10h12p10--12\---12--12--12\---|
B:-10-11-12-----------------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-12--10---/17--15-12p11p10--12-12\--12--10--------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------12p11p10--9--------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------12-----|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------8-9-10-10-10-8\-----------------|
G:-7-8-9--12--12b14r12s9\-----9---------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-----8--10b12r10--10-10-10--10b12r10---8----------------------|
G:-7-9--------------------------------------9-------------------|
D:-----------------------------------------------7--5\----------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-----------------8---8h9~--9--9h11--11b12---11b12---11b12-----|
D:---5-5-5h7-7-7s9----------------------------------------------|
A:-7------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------10-10--------------9h10p9--9h10p9--9h10p9-|
G:-11b12p9----9-11-11--11-------9h11--9-7-7\------------------------|
D:------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-15b16---13--10h12p10--------------10-------------------------|
B:-----------------------8~---10b12~~~~~~12r10-----10b12~~~-----|
G:--------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-10-8-10-10---5---5--8\---------------------------------------|
G:----------------8---------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

Then play:

e:----------------------------------------|--------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------|--------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------|--------------------------|
D:--5-5-6-7---5-5-6-7---5-5-6-7-6-5-------|--5-5-6-7---5-5-6-7-------|
A:----------------------------------7~----|--------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------|--------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--5-5-6-7-6-5-6-5--------------------------------------------------|
A:------------------7\-----------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Epilogue:]

     G        D      A      D      D   A     D  A
The battle's over and the dust is clearing.

    G      D       A        D        D     A   E
Disciples of the Snow Dog sound the knell.

    G      D       A     D       D   A    D  A
Rejoicing echoes as the dawn is nearing.

 G      D     A      D          D   A   E
By-Tor in defeat retreats to hell.

 C      F   G          F    G  D
Snow Dog       is victorious!

     C       F      G       F      G     D
The land of the Overworld     is saved again,

 F      G     D
   is saved again,


     F       G          D
e:------------------|---2---------------------------------------|
B:-------1-------3--|---3--------7------------------------------|
G:-----2-------4----|---2---or---7------------------------------|
D:---3-------5------|---0--------7------------------------------|
A:------------------|------------5------------------------------|
E:------------------|-------------------------------------------|

Repeat whole thing twice
Then repeat first half twice, then whole thing again one last time

            
            
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guitardude1120 10 Dec 23, 2003 07:00 PM

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