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Rush bass tabs for The enemy within

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The Enemy Within
As recorded by Rush

(In B minor)
Music by Lee & Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by Brendan Cahill ([email protected])

***Note: I'm not sure if all this is 100% accurate. It will sound like the song because the chords are right and stuff--some of it is just my improvisation though. However, most of it is basically what Geddy plays. Enjoy:

Tab notes:

R  = Rest           /  = slide up       %  = repeat last bar
/3\ = Triplet grouping     \  = slide down      %|% = repeat last 2 bars
x  = Muted note        +  = tie          *  = repeats
.  = Dotted note        @  = coda mark       *
&  = fine mark          = staccato


                                  (Play 4x)
   w   w   w   w   e s s e e s s s s e e  e s s e e e s s e e
+--------+-----+-----+------+------------------------+----------------------+
|4:*-----|-----|--2--|-----*|*-----------4-4-4-4-2-0-|---------------------*|
|4:*--2--|--5--|-----|--0--*|*-2-2-2-2-2-------------|---------------------*|
+--------+-----+-----+------+------------------------+-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5--+

 @
 e s s e e s s s s e e  e s s e e e s s e e
+-----------------------+---------------------+------------+------------+
|-----------4-4-4-4-2-0-|---------------------|-----------%|%-----------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-------------|---------------------|------------|------------|
+-----------------------+-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-+------------+------------+
1.Things crawl in the darkness   that imagination spins
2.  picious looking stranger  flashes you a dangerous grin

+-----------------------+------------------+--------------+-------------+
|----------------------%|%-----------------|-------------%|%------------|
|-----------------------|------------------|--------------|-------------|
+-----------------------+------------------+--------------+-------------+
Needles at your nerve ends crawl like spiders on your skin  Pow-pow-pow-
Shadows across your window--was it only trees in the wind?     Every

+-----------------------+-----------------+--------+--------+
|----------------------%|%----------------|-------%|%-------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
+-----------------------+-----------------+--------+--------+
Pounding in your temples and a surge of adrenaline   Every
breath a static charge    that tastes like tin    Steely-

+----------------+------------+--------------+-------------+
|---------------%|%-----------|-------------%|%------------|
|----------------|------------|--------------|-------------|
+----------------+------------+--------------+-------------+
muscle tense--to fence the enemy within...
eyed outside--to hide the enemy within...

 q e e q e e  q e e e e e e  q e e q e e  e e e e e e e e
+-------------+---------------+-------------+-----------------+
|---R-----R---|---R-----------|---R-----R---|-----R-----------|
|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-5-5-5-5-|-0---0-0---0-|-4-4---4-5-5-7-7-|
+-------------+---------------+-------------+-----------------+
                              I'm

 &
  q e e q e e   q e e e e e e   q e e q e e
+-------------------+-------------------------+--------------------+
|*----R--------R----|------R------------------|-----R--------R-----|
|*-2-----2--2-----2-|---2-----2--5--5--5--5---|--0-----0--0-----0--|
+-------------------+-------------------------+--------------------+
 not giving in to security under pressure I'm not missing out on the
 not giving up on implausible dreams -- Experience to extremes--ex-
                                      D.S. al
         (TO CODA)                         coda @
         (TO FINE)                    /H^P\
 e e e e e e e e   w   h h          w  e s s e e e e e e
+-------------------------+-------+-----+---+---+---+---+-----+-------------------+
|-------R----------------*|-------|-----|--%|%--|--%|%--|-----|-R-2-4-2-0---------|
|-4--4-----4--5--5--7--7-*|---2---|---0-|---|---|---|---|--2--|-----------4-2-4-0-|
+-------------------------+-------+-3---+---+---+---+---+-----+-------------------+
promise of adventure  I'm
perience to       extremes                        Sus-
(CODA)
         (Play 6x)       w          w
+-----+-----+------+------+-----+-----+-------------------+--------------+
|-----|-----|*-----|-----*|-----|-----|-------------------|--------------|
|--2--|---0-|*--2--|---0-*|--2--|---0-|--2----------------|--5-----------|
+-----+-3---+------+-3----+-----+-3---+-------------------+--------------+
tremes               To you--is it movement or is it action?


  w       w         w
+--------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+---------------+
|--2-----------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|--2------------|
|--------------|--0--------------|--2--------------|--5-------------|---------------|
+--------------+-----------------+-----------------+----------------+---------------+
Is it contact or just reaction and you--revolution or just resistance Is it living or


 e e e e e e e e  h..       s s  w          w
+-----------------+----------------------+-------------------+----------------------+
|-----------------|------------------0-2-|-4-----------------|--2-------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--2-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
+-----------------+----------------------+-------------------+----------------------+
just existence yeah you--it takes a little more persistence to get up and go the dist-


 q h.    q e e q e e   q e e e e e e   q e e q e e
+----------+-------------------+-------------------------+-------------------+
|----------|*----R--------R----|------R------------------|----R--------R-----|
|-0-0------|*-2-----2--2-----2-|---2-----2--5--5--5--5---|-0-----0--0-----0--|
+----------+-------------------+-------------------------+-------------------+
ance  I'm not giving in              I'm not missing out
      not giving up on implausible dreams -- Experience   to  ex-

         D.S. al
         fine &  (FINE)
 e e e e e e e e   w   h h  h+e e e e  +e e e e +e e q  w
+-------------------------+-------+-----+-----7-9-11-+-11-7-9-11-11-9-7-+-----+
|-------R----------------*|-------|-----|------------|------------------|-----|
|-4--4-----4--5--5--7--7-*|---2---|---0-|-2-2--------|------------------|--2--|
+-------------------------+-------+-3---+------------+------------------+-----+
tremes        I'm tremes

                           /H^P\
 h h  h+e  e e +e e e +e q  q q q q  w  e s s e e s s e e e
+-----+-----+---16-16-14-16-16-16-+---------+-----+---2-4-2-------------+
|-----|-----|---------------------|---------|-----|-R-------4-2-4-2-0---|
|---0-|--2--|---------------------|-2-----2-|--5--|-------------------4-|
+-3---+-----+-7-------------------+---2-5---+-----+---------------------+
                            Hey  hey  hey

																											(Repeat and fade out)
  e s s e e s s s s e e  e s s e e e s s e e
+------------------------+----------------------+
|*-----------4-4-4-4-2-0-|---------------------*|
|*-2-2-2-2-2-------------|---------------------*|
+------------------------+-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5--+
ⓘ Bass guitar tab for 'The Enemy Within' 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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