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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 00:06:04 -0700 (MST)
From: "Anthony John Zimmermann" <97445@ef.gc.maricopa.edu>

Rush
War Paint
Presto
Music and Lyrics by Lee, Lifeson, and Peart

Transcribed by Tony Zimmermann, <97445@ef.gc.maricopa.edu>
Comments welcome

Electric Guitar                                   4 x
---3----3---------3----3----------2----2-----------||-----3-----------|
---3----3---------3----3----------3----3-----------||-----3-----------|
---0----0---------0----0----------2----2---------*-||-----0-----------|
---0----0---------2----2----------0----0---------*-||-----2-----------|
---2----2---------3----3---------------------------||-----3-----------|
---3----3------------------------------------------||-----------------|
   G              Cadd9           D                     Cadd9

(Cadd9)
Girl before the mirror

appraises her disguise

G
child become a mother

tries to fix her eyes

Cadd9
no more of his excuses

                     Cadd9
it has to be today....

G
she can keep her fantasy

if she can get away

Paint her name....
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------0-----------|
---------0--2----0-------------0--2----0--------------5-------5-------|
------4-------------4-------4-------------4---------5---5---5-----3---|
---5-------------------5---------------------5----3---------------3-%-|
------------------------------------------------------------------1---|

Wounded pride....
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------0------------------------------------0---------|
---------0--2----0----------------0--2----0-------------5-------5-----|
------4-------------4----------4-------------4--------5---5---5---3---|
---5------------------------5-------------------5---3-------------3-%-|
------------------------------------------------------------------1---|

All puffed up with vanity...
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------0------------------0-----------------0--------------0-------|
--------5------5-----------3-----3------------3---3----------5---5-----|
-----5------------5-----3-----------3-------5-------5------7-------7---|
--3------------------1-----------------1--6-----------6--8-----------8-|


Cadd9     (let ring)...

(Cadd9)                    (overdub palm mute quarter notes)
boy before the mirror

                w/Lead Fig. 1 (Below)
checks his camouflage

G
polishes his armor

F G                          G   F           F = 133211
and the charger in the garage...

C                    F5/C F5/C               C = 355xxx
no more lame excuses...                   F5/C = x3356x

C               w/Lead Fig. 2 (Below)
it has to be tonight

G
he can take the princess

F G
if he can take the fight


Lead Fig. 1                   Lead Fig. 2
------------------------3----|----------------------------------------3-|
---0--------------------3----|----------------------------------------3-|
--(2)-(2)--0---------0--0----|----------------------------------------0-|
---F--rel------0-H-2----0----|--------0-2-P-0-3-P-0-2-P-0-------------0-|
------------------------2----|--0-2-3---------------------3-P-0-2-P-0-2-|
------------------------3----|----------------------------------------3-|

Opening chords, with acoustic playing palm-muted quarter notes:
G G G G
D D D D
Cadd9

[ G5:  355xxx ]
[ F5:  133xxx ]
[ C5:  x355xx ]
[ F5/C:x3356x ]
[ rhythm here is eighth, quarter, eighth repeated ]

C5
. -   .  . -    . . -  . . -
boys and girls together
                           F5/C   C5
mistake conceit for pride.....

G5                      F5 G5 F5 G5
-ambition for illusion
(G5)                        F
-dreams for self-delusion.....      [similar next stanza]

paint it black....    [solo]
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
--12--12--------------12--13--15----13---12--13--15-(15)-(15)---------|
--12--12----------------------------------------------F--rel.---<7>---|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------Harm.--|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|

-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)--12----------------------------------------------|
---H--rel.---H--rel.-----15--12-------------------------15-P-12-------|
---------------------------------14-------------12-H-14---------14----|
----------------------------------------12-H-14-----------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Harmonizer up a fifth                             Harmonizer off
-(19)~(19)~(19)~(19)--------------------------------------------------|
---H---rel---H---rel--------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------17--19--17------17------------------------|
------------------------19--------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------19------19--------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|

-(19)~(19)~(19)~(19)---------------------------------------------------|
---H---rel---H---rel------------------18-P-15--------------------------|
----------------------15-H-17-17-P-15---------17----19----17---12--5~~-|
-------------------------------------------------/17---/15--/10--------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Outro:
Include eighth note palm mute power chords on electric guitar:
G5 / / / / / / /
F5 / / / / / / /
Bb5/ / / / / / /   [x133xx]
C5 / / / / / / /
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