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Caravan tab

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Artist: Rush
Album: Clockwork Angels
Tabbed By: Ronnie Chesson

This has to be one of the best Rush songs I have ever heard.  It is, however, 
pretty difficult to play in parts and took me a while to transcribe.  There are a 
lot of alterations to the riffs throuout the song.  Enjoi....

Intro w/vibrato effect:
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I--7-6-5~~~~~~~~----------------7-6-5~~~~~~~~~~~-------------------------I
I---------------7-6-5~~~~~~~~~~~----------------7-3-0~~~~~~~~~~----------I

I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I--7-6-5-------7-6-5-----------------------------------------------------I
I--------7-6-5-------7-3-0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I


Riff 1 w/ distortion:
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------9-9-8-8-7-7----------------9-9-8-8-7-7----------------------------I
I--2~~~9-9-8-8-7-7--9-9-8-8-7-2~~~9-9-8-8-7-7--9-9-8-8-7-2---------------I
I--2~~~7-7-6-6-5-5--9-9-8-8-7-2~~~7-7-6-6-5-5--9-9-8-8-7-2---------------I
I--0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~7-7-6-6-5-0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~7-7-6-6-5-0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I

I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I--9-9-8-8-7-7----------------9-9-8-8-7-7--------------------------------I
I--9-9-8-8-7-7--9-9-8-8-7-2~~~9-9-8-8-7-7--------2-0---2-----------------I
I--7-7-6-6-5-5--9-9-8-8-7-2~~~7-7-6-6-5-5--------------2-----------------I
I--~~~~~~~~~~~~~7-7-6-6-5-0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~0-3-5-----3-0-----------------I

Repeat Riff 1 again and then go to riff 2.

Riff 2:
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I--9-9-8-8-7-7-----------------------------------------------------------I
I--9-9-8-8-7-7----------8-8-8-8-8---------8-8-8-8-10---------8-8-8-8-8---I
I--7-7-6-6-5-5----------8-8-8-8-8---------8-8-9-9-10---------8-8-8-8-8---I
I---------------0-3-4-0-6-6-6-6-6-0-3-4-0-6-6-7-7-8--0-3-4-0-6-6-6-6-6---I

I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I----------8-9-10-11-12-13-14-8-8-8-8-8---------8-8-9-9-10-10------------I
I----------6-7-10-11-12-13-14-8-8-8-8-8---------8-8-9-9-10-10------------I
I--0-3-4-0-6-7-8--9--10-11-12-6-6-6-6-6-0-3-4-0-6-6-7-7-8--8--0-3-4-0----I

I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I--8-8-8-8-8--------8-9-10-11-12-13-14-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20--I
I--8-8-8-8-8--------8-9-10-11-12-13-14-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20--I
I--6-6-6-6-6--------6-7-8--9--10-11-12-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18--I

After Riff 2 play this short fill:
I------------------I
I------------------I
I------------------I
I--8-9-10-11-12-13-I
I--8-9-10-11-12-13-I
I--6-7-8--9--10-11-I

Now go to the following:

Riff 3:
I-----------13----------------------13-----------------------------------I
I--------------13----13----------------13----13--------------------------I
I--------15-------15----15-------15-------15----15-----------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I-----13----------------------13-----------------------------------------I
I--13----------------------13--------------------------------------------I



Play Riff 3 six times and on the sixth time, end on this:

I----------------I
I----------------I
I----------------I
I--6-6-6-6-6-6---I
I--6-6-6-6-6-6---I
I--4-4-4-4-4-4---I

After playing that short ending above play this short little thing:

I-------------------------I
I-------------------------I
I-------------------------I
I--------2-0-----2-0------I
I-------------------------I
I--0-3-5-----3-0-----3-0--I

Now repeat Riff 1 twice but on the second repeat, play all of the chords while 
allowing the B and E string to ring.  Also on the second repeat, do not end it the 
way it says above.  Go directly from that E chord in to Riff 2.  (If you listen to 
the song, I think you will know exactly what I mean.)

Repeat Riff 2 all the way through and end it by reversing the short fill I showed 
above.

Repeat Riff 3 through and then pause for a short bass fill by Geddy, and then 
continue into Riff 4....

Riff 4:
I-----------------------------------I
I-----------------------------------I
I-----------------------------------I
I--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-9-I
I-----------------------------------I
I-----------------------------------I

Play Riff 4 all the way through 4 times and end the fourth time on this fill:

I--------------------------I
I--------------------------I
I--------------------------I
I--9-10-11-12--13--14------I
I--9-10-11-12--13--14------I
I--7-8--9--10--11--12------I

Haha this next riff is almost an exact copy of the intro riff to the Rush song 
earthshine:

Riff 5:
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I--10-8-10-8-10-8-10-8-10-8-13-13-13-10-8-10-8-10-8-10-8-10-8-8-8-8-------I
I--10-8-10-8-10-8-10-8-10-8-13-13-13-10-8-10-8-10-8-10-8-10-8-8-8-8-------I
I--8--8-8--8-8--8--8-8--8-8-11-11-11-8--8--8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-6-6-6-------I


Play Riff 5 through 3 times and end it the second time by playing this:
I-----------------------------------------I
I-----------------------------------------I
I--15-14-13-12-11-10----------------------I
I--15-14-13-12-11-10-9-10-11-12-13-14-----I
I--13-12-11-10-9--8--9-10-11-12-13-14-----I
I--------------------7-8--9--10-11-12-----I

From that ending go right into Riff 4 and play it through 4 times.  On the fourth 
time, pause for another bass fill by Geddy and then go right into Riff 6.

Riff 6:
I----------------------------------I
I----------------------------------I
I----------------------------------I
I----------------------------------I
I----------------------------------I
I--0-0-3-3-5--5-0-0-3-3-5-5-6-6-7--I

Play Riff 6 through 2 times and then go into Alex's solo.  It is kind of a wierd 
funky solo that is pretty hard to transcribe.  You can listen for the main bends 
inthe song but moslty anthing will sound alright..

Once you finish the solo, go back into Riff 3 and play it through 10 times.

End the song as follows:

I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I--9-9-8-8-7-7---------------9-9-8-8-7-7---------------9-9-8-8-7-7-------I
I--9-9-8-8-7-7--9-9-8-8-7-2--9-9-8-8-7-7--9-9-8-8-7-2--9-9-8-8-7-7-------I
I--7-7-6-6-5-5--9-9-8-8-7-2--7-7-6-6-5-5--9-9-8-8-7-2--7-7-6-6-5-5-------I
I---------------7-7-6-6-5-0---------------7-7-6-6-5-0--------------------I

I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I------------------------------------------------------------------------I
I---------------9-9-8-8-7-7----------------------------------------------I
I--9-9-8-8-7-2--9-9-8-8-7-7----------------------------------------------I
I--9-9-8-8-7-2--7-7-6-6-5-5----------------------------------------------I
I--7-7-6-6-5-0-----------------------------------------------------------I

            
            
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Jasonbts 3,097 Jun 21, 2010 09:56 AM

3 stars only because there was no solo. good tab otherwise. aw heck, i'll make it 4 stars

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