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Cut To The Chase Tab

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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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   <940302.121359.CST.LLOYO@VMTECQR2.qro.itesm.mx>

Hi James:

   Pleas put this in the archives. Thanks.

Here's my attempt to transcribe "Cut to the Chase" by Rush. It might not be
perfect, since I'm doing this with an acoustic (that means no solo included).
Any comments or suggestions welcome.

CUT TO THE CHASE
Rush - from the album "Counterparts"
Transcribed by Luis Loyo (lloyo@vmtecqr2.qro.itesm.mx)

Intro                 Verse
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
|--0---0---0----0----|---0---0---0-----0----|---0---0---0-----0--|
|------------------*-|----------------------|--------------------|
|2---2---2--2-2----*-|-2---2---2---2-2------|-2---2---2---2-2----|
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
    Repeat twice
            It is the fire that lights itself              But it

|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
|---3---3---3-----3--|---3---3---3-----3----|--------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|---2---2---2-----2--|
|-5---5---5---5-5----|-5---5---5---5-5------|--------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|-0---0---0---0-0----|
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
 burns with a restless flame            The  arrow on a moving target

|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|---0---0---0-----0----|---0---0---0-----0--|
|---2---2---2-----2--|----------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|-2---2---2---2-2------|-2---2---2---2-2----|
|-0---0---0---0-0----|----------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
   the archer must be sure of his aim                  It is the

(Repeat verse figure)
 engine that drives itself
but it chooses the uphill climb
a bearing on magnetic north
growing farther away all the time

Bridge
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
|---3---3---3-----3--|----------------------|---0---0---0-----0--|
|--------------------|---2---2---2------2---|--------------------|
|-5---5---5---5-5----|----------------------|-2---2---2---2-2----|
|--------------------|-0---0---0---0-0------|--------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
 Can't stop - moving             Can't stop - moving

                      Chorus
                      (Figure 1)
|-------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|---0---0---0-----0-|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------4-4|
|-2---2---2---2-2---|-5/7-7-7-7--5-5/7-7-7-7--5-5-|-5/7-7-7-7--5-5/7-7-7-7--4-4|
|-------------------|-5/7-7-7-7--5-5/7-7-7-7--5-5-|-5/7-7-7-7--5-5/7-7-7-7--2-2|
|-------------------|-3/5-5-5-5--3-3/5-5-5-5--3-3-|-3/5-5-5-5--3-3/5-5-5-5-----|
          Can't stop!

(Figure 2)
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-4/6-6-6-6--4-4/6-6-6-6--4-4-|-4/6-6-6-6--4-4/6-6-6-6------|
|-4/6-6-6-6--4-4/6-6-6-6--4-4-|-4/6-6-6-6--4-4/6-6-6-6--2-2-|
|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------0-0-|
                                                 You may be

(Figure 3)
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|
|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|
|-0/2-2-2-2--0-0/2-2-2-2--0-0-|-0/2-2-2-2--0-0/2-2-2-2--0-0-|
  right,           it's all a   waste of time             I

*In the chorus, repeat the figures 1,2 and 3 as follows*

(Fig. 2)
guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take
(Fig. 1)
a danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the
(Fig. 2)
chase, just the
(Fig. 1)
danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the
(Fig. 2)
chase

*Play Intro and repeat verse figure with this lyrics*

It is the rocket that ignites itself
and launches its way to the stars
a driver on a busy freeway
racing the oblivious cars

It's the motor of the western world
spinning off to every extreme
pure as a lover's desire
evil as a murderer's dream

* Play bridge figure *

Can't stop - moving
Can't stop - moving
Cant stop!

(Fig. 2)
... You may be
(Fig. 3)
right, It's all a waste of time
(Fig. 2)
I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take
(Fig. 1)
A danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the
(Fig. 2)
chase, just the
(Fig. 1)
danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the
(Fig. 2)
chase

*Pre-solo : play intro once*
*Solo : play verse figure once and bridge figure*

 Verse 2 (or whatever you call it)
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----5------7----------------|
|-7---------------------------|-----5------7----------------|
|-7---------------------------|-----3------5----------------|
|-5---------------------------|-----------------------------|
 Yong enough not to care too much       about the way things

|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|---------------5----|---------------5----|
|-----7---7-5-7---7--|-----7---7-5-7---7--|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5-5---5------------|-5-5---5------------|
 used to be                            I'm

|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----5-----7-7-7--------------|
|-7---------------------------|----5-----7-7-7--------------|
|-7---------------------------|----3-----5-5-5--------------|
|-5---------------------------|-----------------------------|
 young enough to remember the future the past has no

|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|---------------5----|---------------5----|
|-----7---7-5-7---7--|-----7---7-5-7---7--|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5-5---5------------|-5-5---5------------|
 claim on me                           I'm

|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-2---------------------------|----5-5-5-7------------------|
|-2---------------------------|----5-5-5-7-------------7\---|
|-0---------------------------|----3-3-3-5------------------|
 old enough not to care to much          about what you

|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----2---2-0-2-5-2--|-----2---2-0-2-5-2--|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-0-0---0------------|-0-0---0------------|
 think of me                       but I'm

|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-2---------------------------|----5-5-5-7------------------|
|-2---------------------------|----5-5-5-7-------------7\---|
|-0---------------------------|----3-3-3-5------------------|
 young enogh to remember the future       and the way things

|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----2---2-0-2-5-2--|-----2---2-0-2-5-2--|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-0-0---0------------|-0-0---0------------|
 ought to be


Cut - Cut - Cut!

Cut to the

(Fig. 2)
chase, you may be
(Fig. 3)
right, it's all a waste of time
(Fig. 2)
I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take
(Fig. 1)
a danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the
(Fig. 2)
chase, what kind of
(Fig. 1)
difference can one person make, cut to the
(Fig. 2)
chase, you may be
(Fig. 3)
right, it's all a waste of time
(Fig. 2)
I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take
(Fig. 1)
a danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the
(Fig. 2)
chase, what kind of
(Fig. 1)
difference can one person make, cut to the
(Fig. 2)
chase

*For the ending, just keep the B5 chord and play 4 triplets and one last
 chord*

Please mail me if you use this. I might post something else in the future.

Enjoy!!!

--Luis Loyo.
lloyo@vmtecqr2.qro.itesm.mx
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