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Bastille Day by Rush

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Rush - Bastille Day

    From the CD 'Caress of Steel'
        Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
        Mercury/Polygram Records 822543-2

    There are at least 3 guitars in this song, 2 electric and 1
acoustic. The song is in the key of G. Many, many helpful contributions by
Branden Robinson and Rich Soto
.

Jimmy Pena - [email protected]

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
h = hammer on
p = pull off
^ = upstroke
V = downstroke
tr = trill; play the note(s) indicated rapidly and repeatedly (same thing
    as tremolo picking)
o \_
o /  repeat sign (always look for these!)

[Intro] - doubled electrics
e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G:o---------------------------------------------------------------o|
D:o---------------------------------------------------------------o|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---3h5-5-5-5-5-5--3h5-5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3-2--2--0----|

e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G:o---------------------------------------------------------------o|
D:o---------------------------------------------------------------o|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-4--4--2----|

[Riff 1] - doubled electrics
   Chord diagramE5E5 Chord diagramG5G5 C5/G D5/A Chord diagramA5A5 D5/A
e:--------------------------------|------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------|------------------------------|
G:-----------5-5--7--7----7\------|------------5-5--7--7---------|
D:---2--2-5--5-5--7--7-7--7\------|---2-2-2-5--5-5--7--7-7-------|
A:---2--2-5--3-3--5--5-7--5\------|---2-2-2-5--3-3--5--5-7--5\---|
E:---0--0-3--3-3--5--5-5--5\------|---0-0-0-3--3-3--5--5-5-------|

[Riff 2] - doubled electrics
   Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramC majorC      Chord diagramG5G5  Chord diagramA5A5
e:---3~--------0~--------------------------------------------------|
B:---3~--------1~------------------------7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------|
G:---0~--------0~------------------------7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------|
D:---0~--------2~-----------5~--5-7~--7--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------|
A:---2~--------3~--3-2~-0~--5~--5-7~--7--5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------|
E:---3~-3-2-3---------------3~--3-5~--5----------------------------|
                     V ^ V ^ V ^ V ^ V
[Riff 3] - doubled electrics
         -----------------------------------------
   Chord diagramG+G Chord diagramD/F#D/F# Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramG+G |1. Chord diagramG5G5 Chord diagramA5A5 Chord diagramD5D5   |2. Chord diagramG5G5 Chord diagramA5A5 Chord diagramE5E5
e:---3------------|------------------|-----------------------------|
B:---3--3----3--3-|------------------|-----------------------------|
G:o--0--2----0--0-|-----------7-7-7-7|----------------------------o|
D:o--0--0----2--0-|---5---7---7-7-7-7|---5---7\--2----------------o|
A:---2--x----3--2-|---5---7---5-5-5-5|---5---7\--2-----------------|
E:---3--2---------|---3---5----------|---3---5\--0-----------------|

[Riff 4] - doubled electrics
  Chord diagramD5D5  Chord diagramA5A5               Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramD/F#D/F#
e:----------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------|
G:o-7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7--------------------------o|
D:o-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------------o|
A:--5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-----5-5-----5-5-----|
E:--------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-5-5---3-------2------0--|

  Chord diagramE5E5  Chord diagramB5B5               Chord diagramA augmentedA
e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------------------------------|
G:o-9-9-9-------9-9-9-------9-9-9------------------------------o|
D:o-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------------------------o|
A:--7-7-7-9-9-9-7-7-7-9-9-9-7-7-7-9-9-9-----7-7---7-7-----------|
E:--------7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7---5-----4------2-2------|

[Riff 5] - doubled electrics
   Chord diagramD5D5  Chord diagramA5A5             Chord diagramE5E5  Chord diagramB5B5
e:-----------------|--------------|----------------|---------------|
B:-----------------|--------------|----------------|---------------|
G:o--7-7-7--------o|-7-7-7--------|o-9-9-9--------o|--9-9-9--------|
D:o--7-7-7-7-7-7--o|-7-7-7-7-7-7--|o-9-9-9-9-9-9--o|--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A:---5-5-5-7-7-7---|-5-5-5-7-7-7--|--7-7-7-9-9-9---|--7-7-7-9-9-9--|
E:---------5-5-5---|-------5-5-5--|--------7-7-7---|--------7-7-7--|
                pause              pause
   Chord diagramC5C5   Chord diagramG5G5
e:--------------------|----------------------------|
B:--------------------|----------------------------|
G:o---5-5-5----------o|--5-5-5---------------------|
D:o---5-5-5--5-5-5---o|--5-5-5--5-5-5--------------|
A:----3-3-3--5-5-5----|--3-3-3--5-5-5--------------|
E:-----------3-3-3----|---------3-3-3--------------|
Song progression:

[Intro] x1

[Riff 1] x4

[Riff 1] x2 w/ lyrics:

Ooh, there's no bread, let ....

[Riff 2] x2 w/ lyrics:

But they're marching to Bastille ...

[Riff 1] x2

[Riff 1] x2 /w lyrics:

Ooh, bloodstained velvet....

[Riff 2] x2 w/ lyrics:

And we're marching to ....

[Riff 3] x1

[Bridge] - doubled electrics play the double stop bends, while an acoustic
        plays the chords above
  Chord diagramE minorEm   Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramE minorEm     Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramA augmentedA Chord diagramGsus4Gsus4 Chord diagramAsus4Asus4 Chord diagramE minorEm
e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-8------7~-----8-----8-----5~---7----5~----1---3---5~------------|
G:-10b12--9b11~--10b12-10b12-7b9~-9b11-7b9~--3b4-5b7-7b9~----------|
D:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
  Chord diagramE minorEm   Chord diagramBB   Chord diagramE minorEm     Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramD MajorD   Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramGsus4Gsus4 Chord diagramAsus4Asus4  Chord diagramE minorEm
e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-8------7~-----8-----8-----5~---7~----10~-----1-----3-----5------|
G:-10b12--9b11~--10b12-10b12-7b9~-9b11~-12b14~--3b4---5b7---7b9----|
D:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar Solo over [Riff 4] x1 and [Riff 5] x1

e:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
G:-12p11p9---12p11p9--12p11p9--12b14~~~--|-12-12-12-12-12p11p9----9--|
D:---------------------------------------|---------------------12----|
A:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|

e:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
G:----------------|---------8-9-11~~---9-11-11b12-11-11b12-11b12r11--|
D:-12-11-9-11-7~--|-/9~~--9------------------------------------------|
A:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|

e:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G:-9~~---|--14b16-14b16~~--14b16-14b16~~--14-14-14p12p11-9--11-9-----|
D:-------|-------------------------------------------------------12--|
A:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
G:-9--9-9-9-8~~--|------------------9---11-12p11p9-11-9----------------|
D:---------------|--12p11p9---11-12---------------------12p11---11-12--|
A:---------------|---------12---------------------------------12-------|
E:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:--9--11-12p11p9-11-9---------------9-9-9-9--8-9~~--9-8~~--9p8-8-8--|
D:---------------------12p11p9-11-12---------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-----------8-9-11-13-14-14p13p11h14p13p11--9-11--9-8---------------|
D:-9~---9-9--------------------------------------------9---9---------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------10-10---|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|


e:------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B:------------------------------------|---------------------------|
G:------------------------------------|--7tr0--7\-----------------|
D:----------12-9-9-9-9~--9------------|---------------------------|
A:-10-10-10----------------10-10-10---|---------------------------|
E:------------------------------------|---------------------------|

 (this part comes in over the fill below)
e:------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------------------|
G:---16-12~~~h14~p12~-----------------------------|
D:------------------------------------------------|
A:------------------------------------------------|
E:------------------------------------------------|

While coming out of the solo, play this:

e:--------------------------------|-------------------------5--5---|
B:--------------------------------|-------------------------7--7---|
G:------------5---7-7-------7-----|----------------5--7-----7--7---|
D:---2----5---5---7-7--7----7-----|---2--2--2---5--5--7-----7--7---|
A:---2----5---3---5-5--7----5-----|---2--2--2---5--3--5-----5--5---|
E:---0----3---3---5-5--5----5-----|---0--0--0---3--3--5--0---------|

[Riff 1] x2 /w lyrics:

Lessons taught but never .....

[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:

For they marched up to ...

[Riff 3] x1 [do 1st ending TWICE]

[Riff 5] x1

[Outro]:

e:---------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------|
G:---------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------|
A:--4-5----------4-5----------4-5--------------|
E:------0-4-5-5------0-4-5-5------0-4-5-5------|

e:---------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------|
G:---------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------|
A:-6-7-----------6-7----------6-7--------------|
E:------0-6-7-7------0-6-7-7------0-6-7-7------|

e:---------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------|
G:---------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------|
A:-7-8-----------7-8----------7-8--------------|
E:------5-7-8-8------5-7-8-8-------5-7-8-8-----|

(acoustic plays the chord names here as above)
  Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramD/F#D/F# Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramC majorC   Chord diagramG/BG/B Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramA augmentedA     Chord diagramD MajorD
e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--9~--9--7--9---10~-10--9--7~--7h9~-9--9h11~-11--11h12~~---------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------------|

                        feedback on this note
   Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramD/F#D/F# Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramC majorC   Chord diagramG/BG/B Chord diagramD7D7   Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramD7D7   Chord diagramG+G  \/
e:----------------------------------------------------------15~~------|
B:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:--12~--12--11--12~-17~-17--16--14~-14s16~-16--14~-14--12~-----------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------5---|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------5---|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------3---|

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