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Freewill
        by Rush


[Intro]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6----5----3-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------5----4----2--------------5----4----2---------------------------|
D|-------------------------------5----3-------------------5----3----2------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------5----3\-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  riff A
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------0--|
D|--------------------------------------2--0-----------|
A|---------3-----2--0---------------3----------2>3-----|
E|--1----1--------------3----1--1----------------------|

  riff B
e|--------3--3----8--8----7---5---------3--3----5--5---5---8--------|
B|-1/3----3--3----8--8----8---6----1----3--3----6--6----6--8--10\---|
G|-2/4----4--4----9--9----7---5----2----4--4----5--5----5--9--7\----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


  riff C
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2--0-----0--2---|
A|--------3--2--0-----------3--------3---------|
E|--1--1-----------3--1--1---------------------|


[Pre-Chorus]

e|----0-------------------------3---------------0--------------2--2--3--2-------|
B|-------3-------------------------6---------------3-----------3--3--3--3--3>0--|
G|-2--------2--------2/5-----5--------5---------------2--------2--2--2--2--2>0--|
D|-0--------------0-------3--3---------------------------0-----0--0--0--0-------|
A|-2-----------1----------3--------------3>0>2--------------1-------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

  You can choose.....
e|--------------------------------------5-------------|
B|--------------------------------------2--2--5---2---|
G|--------7-----------------4-----4--2--2--2--2---2---|
D|-----7-----------2-----4--------2--0--2--2--2---2---|
A|--5--------4--0-----2--------0--2--0--0--0--0---0---|
E|--------------------------------0--2----------------|

  If you choose...
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------3--3--2--|
G|--------7-----------4--------2--0--2--2--|
D|-----7-----------4--------2-----0--0--2--|
A|--5--------4--2--------0--------------0--|
E|--------------------------------3--2-----|

  You can choose ...
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------5--5----5--5----5--|
G|--------7-----------------4--4--2--2--2----2--2----2--|
D|-----7-----------2-----4-----2--0--2--2----2--2----2--|
A|--5--------4--0-----2--------2--0--0--0----0--0----0--|
E|-----------------------------0--2---------------------|

  I will choose a path.....            v-- first time only.
e|--------------------------------3------2---|
B|--------------------------------3--2---3---|
G|--------7-----------4--------2--0--2---2---|
D|-----7-----------4--------2-----0--2---0---|
A|--5--------4--2--------0-----------0-------|
E|--------------------------------3----------|


[Bridge]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------3---------|
G|--------------------------------------3-----------------5--3\--|
D|--------7--5--4--------5--3--2-----------5--3--5--5------------|
A|--5--5-----------3--3-----------5--5---------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10--9--7-------------------12vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv-----|
D|------------10--9--7-------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------10--8------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Solo]

        v-p.h. pull up on bar for these notes with the /
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--15----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0--0/--0/--"12"/--0/--"12"/--0/\--13>12>10------12vvvvvvvv-|
D|-----------------------------------------------12-------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------10--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--10--12--13>10----------10--12------13--15vvvvv--13--15vvvvv--13--15>(17)-|
G|---------------------12----------10----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------15--13>15>13--12--13>15>13-----------|
B|--15--13vvvvvv--15--15>(17)--15--13------------------------------13vvvvv--|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--12--13--12-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------12>(13)--12>14>12>(13)>0===>4>(5)====>4>0/\/\/\----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--16>15>13------13--17--15>13-----------13--13--------------15>13------|
B|------------15-----------------16>(18)----------13--13--15---------15--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--13--17--17--15--13--------------------------------13--17--15---------------|
B|----------------------17--17--13>15--18--18>12--15--------------12--17>13\10-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------10>13>10--10---------------------------------------------|
B|--10--13----------------13--10--10------12-------------------------|
G|------------------------------------12------0--9\7---5-----2>0-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------7\5---2--0-------4--|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--0----------5-----------2>0-----0>2>0--4--2--2--0--0--4--2--0--2--4--5--5-|
D|-----0>2--2-----0--2--3-------3--------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4--5--7--7--5--7--7--9--9-----9--7--9--10--10--9--10/12--10--10--12-|
D|-----------------------------9----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------13--13--14--10----------12-------------------------------|
B|--10>12>10--12------------------13--13------13\-------8-------13--13--13-|
G|-------------------------------------------------5/7--7--/12--12--12--12-|
D|-------------------------------------------------7/9--9--/14--14--14--14-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------10--13>10--10---------10>13--10--------------10--13--10-|
B|--0--8--8\6--6/-----------------13>10-------------13--10-----------------|
G|-----7--7\5--5/-------------------------------------------10-------------|
D|--------8\7--7/----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------10--13>(15)--13vvvvvv\--------------------------------------0--20-|
B|--12-------------------------------8-------13--13--13--0--12\10/--0-----|
G|------------------------------5/7--7--/12--12--12--12-----12\10/--------|
D|------------------------------7/9--9--/14--14--14--14-------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--20--20>(22)--20>(22)vvvvvv--17--17--20--20>(21)--20>(22)--22-|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------8-------13--13--13--0--12-----0--------13>(15)--13>(15)vvvvvvvv--|
G|--5/7--7--/12--12--12--12-----12--0-----0--0----------------------------|
D|--7/9--9--/14--14--14--14-----------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------10--------------------------------------------------|
B|--13--10--13>(14)------12--10>12>10\-------8-------13--13--13--0--12\--|
G|--------------------------------------5/7--7--/12--12--12--12-----12\--|
D|--------------------------------------7/9--9--/14--14--14--14----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------12-----13--10--------------10------10-------------------------|
B|------10--12-------------13--10----------13------13--10-----------------|
G|------10------0------------------13----------------------10>12>10--9--9-|
D|--10--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9--7--9--6--6--7--4--5>4\2>0--10--9--7-----------------|
D|------------------------------------------10--9--7-------|
A|----------------------------------------------------10\--|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


[Outro]

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------3--------|
G|--------------------------------------3-----------------5--3/-|
D|--------7--5--4--------5--3--2-----------5--3--5--5-----------|
A|--5--5-----------3--3-----------5--5--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------3--|
B|----------------------------------------------------------3--|
G|--10--9--7------------------------------------------------0--|
D|------------10--9--7---------10--9--7---------------------0--|
A|----------------------10--8------------10--8--7--------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------10--8\---3--|


[Intro]
[riff A]
[riff B] X 2
[riff C]
There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance. A
[riff A]
host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance.
[riff A]
[riff C]
[Pre-Chorus] X 2
[Chorus]
[riff A]
[riff B]
[riff C]
There are those who think that they've been delt a losing hand. The
[riff A]
cards were stacked against them, they were born in lotus land.
[riff A]
[riff C]
[Pre-Chorus] X 2
[Chorus]
[Bridge]
[Pre-Chorus] X 3
[Chorus]
[Outro]



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| \  Slide down

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Lirude 10 Sep 10, 2004 08:00 PM

I have been very impressed with some of your gutiar tab that I have seen. However on Spirit of Radio you have the main opening rif unlike it is played. The way Alex Lifeson plays it is using the hi e string and the, it's not done with hammer ons and pull ofs only, its mostly picked and there is no 2 hand technique. you can clearly hear the open b string and the sticatto pick sound on the recording. like this;
f# e g e a e g e
f# e g e (g#f#e) g (e)
(three notes are triplet timing) (the e in paren is replaced by the open b every other time
also bigger boo boo the riff comin out of th opening riff you have a c represented by a 3 when it is a c# should be a 4 ugh!

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guitar_freak93 15 Mar 20, 2006 02:13 PM

great tab. but i dont understand the pre chorus. i listened to the song over and over again but just dont understand the pre chorus hoe you have written it. if someone could help me with that it would great. pm me if you can tell me or send me a different tab.

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hiptobestoned 10 Sep 16, 2006 07:35 AM

lol, its okay man, you cant read the pre-chorus because its wrong. the intro is wrong, the solo is decent although it starts out with a n.h on the 7th fret then 5th but anyways, its a pretty intense song if you ask me so its okay that he didnt tab it right good try tho mate!

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