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From [email protected] Sun Jun 12 21:42:33 1994
	id VAA06888; Sun, 12 Jun 1994 21:42:32 -0700
	id AA10682; Sun, 12 Jun 1994 21:42:15 MST
Status: RO

  I saved this off of alt.music.rush a while ago, and noticed it
  wasn't at Nevada.  All of the chords sound right, and I added
  the tabs.
  Tony Zimmermann  <[email protected]>

In article <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Jeff Kirvin) writes:
Ok, here's _Nobody Hero_ by Rush from _Counterparts_.

A chord diagramA augmentedA brief note on chords. There are 3 chord namings which I should explain.

1) The suspended seconds (sus2). People with some chord theory should know
this, but for the less informed, its always root 5th barre chord with the
2nd string "open". So a A chord diagramCsus2Csus2 is played like:
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-   For the A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2 just move down the fret board. The A chord diagramEbsus2Ebsus2 is played
A chord diagramBB|-3-   differently. See below.
A chord diagramG+G|-5-
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5-
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-
A chord diagramE MajorE|---

2) The Ebsus2. This has a very low sound to it, so I think Alex fingers it
like so:
A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-
A chord diagramBB|-4-
A chord diagramG+G|-3-
A chord diagramD MajorD|-1-
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-1-
A chord diagramE MajorE|---

3) The Gm/A. Now I *know* this is the wrong name for the chord, but I have
absolutely no idea what its proper name is. My handy-dandy book of 7,488
guitar chords doesn't seem to have it. Anyway, I finger it like this:
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-   If this looks kinda wacko, there is precedent for it. Alex plays
A chord diagramBB|-3-   the same chord in _Lock and Key_. Check the video if you don't
A chord diagramG+G|-3-   believe me :-)
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5-
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-
A chord diagramE MajorE|-5-

The "Gm/A" chord may not sound quite right when you play it, but that's
probably because Alex uses a "Nashville tuning" technique for his guitar.
I'm not terribly familiar with this method, but I believe it involves
replacing the low, heavy, E, A, A chord diagramD MajorD strings with lighter guage ones so they
are tuned up to the same octave as the higher strings. So when you listen
to the cd at the "Gm Gm/A" change, it actually sounds like the change in
fingering is occuring on the higher stirings, but I don't think it is. It
sounds to me like the E, B, and A chord diagramG+G strings are unchanged through that chord
change. But anyway, if you think you have a better idea than that by all
means correct me.

As far as the two solos go, I haven't had time to figure them out, so they
aren't included. Chords only. Sorry.

Strumming is pretty much the key to this tune. There is no way I can
effectively transcribe the strumming pattern here but if you listen to the
cd and get a feel for the rhythm and where the chord changes occur, you
should be able to get pretty close to the original.

Warning: Playing this song on an acoustic with a thick neck may cause
severe cramping of the left hand (it did for me anyways - but then maybe its
just me; I get the same thing playing Distant Early Warning). :)

So, on with our show.
Nobody's Hero - Music by Lee and Lifeson
-------------   Lyrics by Peart


intro:
A chord diagramG minorGm A chord diagramFF A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2 A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
A chord diagramG minorGm Gm/A A chord diagramFF


verse 1:
A chord diagramG minorGm            A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
I knew he was different ...
A chord diagramG minorGm            Gm/A           A chord diagramFF
I went to his parties as the ...
   A chord diagramG minorGm             A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
He never seemed a threat to ...
   A chord diagramG minorGm        Gm/A          A chord diagramFF
He only introduced me to ...

A chord diagramEbsus2Ebsus2

       A chord diagramG minorGm           A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
As the years went by we ...
       A chord diagramG minorGm                Gm/A          A chord diagramDmDm           A chord diagramCsus2Csus2   A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
When I heard that he ...


chorus1:
                    A chord diagramDmDm
But he's ....
                   A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
- Saves a ....
          A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramG+G
- Cures a ...

  A chord diagramFF
Hero
                   A chord diagramA minorAm               < --  I hear a A chord diagramDmDm here...   Z.
- Lands a crippled ...
               A chord diagramCsus2Csus2     A chord diagramG+G
- Solves ...

  A chord diagramDmDm
Hero
                   A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
- Not the handsome ...
                A chord diagramA minorAm          A chord diagramG+G
  who plays the ....

  A chord diagramFF
Hero
                  A chord diagramDmDm
- Not the ...
                A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
  who'd love to sell ....

   A chord diagramA minorAm        A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramDmDm
If anybody's buying ....

solo1:
A chord diagramG minorGm A chord diagramFF A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2 A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
A chord diagramG minorGm Gm/A A chord diagramFF A chord diagramEbsus2Ebsus2                                                   P.H.

-6--6--6-H-8-P-6------6--10--|----15--15-P-13---------------------------
------------------10---------|--15--15-------13---13-13-13--13-11--<11>-
-----------------------------|-----------------------------------12-----
-----------------------------|------------------------------------------
-----------------------------|------------------------------------------
-----------------------------|------------------------------------------


verse2:
  A chord diagramG minorGm              A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
I didn't know the girl ...
A chord diagramG minorGm                   Gm/A           A chord diagramFF
All their lives were ....
     A chord diagramG minorGm             A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
They tried to carry on, ...
A chord diagramG minorGm                 Gm/A         A chord diagramFF
Tried to hold some faith in the ....

A chord diagramEbsus2Ebsus2

       A chord diagramG minorGm           A chord diagramFF      A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
As the years ....
       A chord diagramG minorGm                 Gm/A          A chord diagramDmDm           A chord diagramCsus2Csus2   A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2 A chord diagramG minorGm
When I heard that she was gone ....


chorus2:
                     A chord diagramDmDm
But she's Nobo...
                  A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
- Is the voice ....
              A chord diagramA minorAm          A chord diagramG+G
  Against the ....

  A chord diagramFF
Hero
                  A chord diagramA minorAm     <--- (A chord diagramDmDm)
- Is the pride ...
             A chord diagramCsus2Csus2       A chord diagramG+G
  In the ....

  A chord diagramDmDm
Hero
                   A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
- Not the ...
                A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramG+G
  Who plays the ...

  A chord diagramFF
Hero
                  A chord diagramDmDm
- Not the ....
               A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
  Who loves to sell ....

A chord diagramA minorAm          A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramDmDm
Everybody's ....

solo2: repeat A chord diagramG minorGm A chord diagramFF A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
              A chord diagramG minorGm Gm/A A chord diagramFF

---------------|-----------------------------------|-------------------
------10---11--|---18-18-18--18-16-15----------15--|-------10--11------
--12--10---10--|----------------------17-15-17-----|---12--10--10------
--12-------8---|-----------------------------------|---12------8-------
---------------|-----------------------------------|-------------------
---------------|-----------------------------------|-------------------

------------------|----------------------------------------------------
----------15--15--|---------16--15--16--18--(18)-----------------------
------15--15--15--|--17--15-------------------F------------------------
--15--15----------|----------------------------------------------------
--17--------------|----------------------------------------------------
------------------|----------------------------------------------------


       A chord diagramG minorGm           A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
As the years went by we ...
       A chord diagramG minorGm                  Gm/A          A chord diagramDmDm           A chord diagramCsus2Csus2   A chord diagramBbsus2Bbsus2
When I heard that you were gone I ....


chorus3:
                    A chord diagramDmDm
But he's ...
                   A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
- Saves a ....
          A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramG+G
- Cures a ...

  A chord diagramFF
Hero
                   A chord diagramA minorAm
- Lands a crippled...
               A chord diagramCsus2Csus2     A chord diagramG+G
- Solves great ...

  A chord diagramDmDm
Hero
                   A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
- Not the handsome....
                A chord diagramA minorAm          A chord diagramG+G
  who plays ....

  A chord diagramFF
Hero
                  A chord diagramDmDm
- Not the ...
                A chord diagramCsus2Csus2
  who'd love to ...

   A chord diagramA minorAm        A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramDmDm
If anybody's buying .....

outro:
A chord diagramCsus2Csus2 A chord diagramG+G
           A chord diagramFF A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramCsus2Csus2 A chord diagramG+G
Nobody's ....
  A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramCsus2Csus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G
Hero
           A chord diagramFF A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramCsus2Csus2 A chord diagramG+G
Nobody's ...
  A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramCsus2Csus2 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G
Hero

repeat to fade out.

------------------------
It seems pretty close
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Nobodys Hero' by Rush, a progressive rock band formed in 1968 from Toronto, Canada. They retired in 2018. Rush was known for their gritty rock/pop music.

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