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The Necromancer: Into Darkness/Under the... guitar tab

Artist:	Rush
Album:	Caress of Steel (1975)
Track:	The Necromancer (#4)

3 Parts:
1. Into Darkness
2. Under the Shadow
3. Return of the Prince


====================== PART I ====================================

Rush - I Into Darkness

[Riff 1]
      Em7  Dsus4/E D/E    Em7      C     G      D/F#
e:------3------3---2-------3----------------------------------------|
B:------3------3---3-------3----------------------------------------|
G:------0------2---2-------0-----------0----------------------------|
D:------2------2---2-------2---------2-------0----------------------|
A:------2------------------2-(0-2)-3-------2-------0----------------|
E:--0~--0---0~---------0~--0-------------3-------2------------------|

[Fill 1]             [Fill 2]      [Fill 3]            [FIll 4]
e:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|---------------|
B:-3sss7~~ss3ss5~--|---15b17~~---|--8s12--12s8-8s10~-|---------------|
G:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|-11s7-7s9--4---|
D:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|-------------5.|
A:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|---------------|
E:-----------------|-------------|-------------------|---------------|


Progression:

[Riff 1] /w lyrics:

As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky,
The three travellers, men of Willow Dale, emerge from the forest shadow.
Fording the River Dawn, they turn south,
Journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of the Necromancer.
Even now the intensity of his dread power can be felt,
Weakening the body and saddening the heart.
Ultimately they will become empty, mindless spectres,

With [Riff 1] and [Fill 1]:

Stripped of will and soul.

Only their thirst for freedom gives them hunger for vengeance.

[Solo] over [Riff 1]:

e:--3s7-7s10~-----14~~---------------12s7s12-----------------------------|
B:-----------------------15b17~~~------------12s10s12--7s3s5~------------|
G:--------------------------------------------------------------7~----7~-|
D:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[increasing volume]

e:--------12~~------------------------------------------------10p7---|
B:--7s12-------7~~~s12--------------------------8-10b12-10b12--------|
G:-------------------------7~---7b9r7~--7b9r7~-----------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--10b12r10---------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------12~~------8~----------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------9~-------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

With [Riff 1]:

Silence shrouds the forest, as the birds announce the dawn.
Three travellers ford the river and southward journey on. [Fill 2]
                   [Fill 3]
The road is lined with peril, the air is charged with fear.
                   [Fill 4]
The shadow of his nearness weighs like iron tears.

[Solo] - This is the 'louder' or more prominent solo

e:-----------------------15-------------15b17-15b17~--17b19----------|
B:-15b17~---15b17-15b17~~~~~b17--------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                 slow bend
                     \/
e:-17b19-17-17b19~-17b19-17-17-17-15-----15---------------------------|
B:------------------------------------17----17~---17b19---17b19~------|
G:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B:-12-15~-------------------------|----------------------------------|
G:--------14-12~--------12-12~\---|----------------12b14~~14~~r12----|
D:----------------12h14-----------|-------12-14~~--------------------|
A:--------------------------------|-14~~-----------------------------|
E:--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

e:-------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
B:-------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
G:-12p9~-|--11b12r11--11b12r11b12r11--9~-----|-----------------------|
D:-------|-----------------------------------|--12~------------------|
A:-------|-----------------------------------|------10-12-10---------|
E:-------|-----------------------------------|---------------12~~\---|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-----------12~------------12---------------------------------------|
D:-12--12-12-----12-12h14~-----14~-----------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

====================== PART II ===================================

Rush - II Under the Shadow

Shreds of black cloud loom in overcast skies;
The Necromancer keeps watch with his magic prism eyes.
He views all his lands and is already aware -
Of the three helpless invaders trapped in his lair...

[Riff 1]		       [Riff 2]
e:-------------|-------------|--------------------------------|
B:-------------|-------------|--------------------------------|
G:-------------|-------------|--------------------------------|
D:-------------|-------------|--------------------------------|
A:--7~----7-7.-|--7~----7-5.-|-----------5-6-7----------------|
E:-----0-------|-----0-------|---3-5-6-7----------------------|

[Riff 3]		      [Riff 4]
e:------------|-------------|----------------------------------------|
B:------------|-------------|----------------------------------------|
G:------------|-------------|--12--12\-------------------------------|
D:------------|-------------|--12--12\-------------------------------|
A:-------7-7.-|--------7-5.-|--10--10\-------------------------------|
E:-0~-0-------|--0~-0-------|----------------------------------------|

Progression:

[Riff 1] x2
[Riff 1] x1 w/ [Riff 4] in between

[Riff 2] x1

[Riff 3] x1

With [Riff 1] x4:

Brooding in the tower, watching o'er his lands.
Holding every creature, helplessly they stand.
Gaze into his prisms, knowing they are near.
Lead them to the dungeons.
Spectres numb with fear, they bow defeated.

[Riff 1] x1 w/ [Riff 4] in between

[Riff 2] x1

[Riff 3] x1 w/ [Riff 4] in between

[Riff 2] x1

[Bass] - played during and after gtr solo

G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--5~------------------------5~-------------------------------------|
A:----7--5-6-7------7~-5-6-7----7~-5-6-7-----------------------------|
E:--------------0-0----------------------3.--5.----------------------|

[Guitar Solo] - I only caught bits and pieces of it

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------------------------------13b15~-|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--14b16r14s12~~--[12]-[12]-[12]-12-12-12--12h14~~--14-14-14--------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-13b15r13--13-12-10-----13p12p10-----------------------------------|
G:--------------------12--------------------??-----------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:---------------------------------------------------------15b17r15~-|
B:--15b17~--15-15b17-15b17~--15-15b17--15b17-17b19-15b17~------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-15b17r15~-----15p14p12.--14p12p10.--12p10p8--12-10b12~~-----------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:----------------------------------------|--------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------|--[12]-[11]-[12]-[11]-----|
G:-13p12p10h12b14--13p12p10h12b14---------|--------------------------|
D:-----------------------------------??---|--------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------|--------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-[12]-[11]-[12]-[11]-[12]-[11]-[12]-[11]-[12]-[11]-[12]-[11]-[12]--|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
B:-[12]~~---[12]-[11]--[(14)r12]-------------|-----------------------|
G:-------------------------------14p12-------|-9b11r9-9p7---7--------|
D:-------------------------------------14~~--|------------9----------|
A:-------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------|-----------------------|

e:------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G:-9b11r9-9p7---7---|--9b11r9b11r9b11r9~--9p7---9-9-7~----------etc--|
D:------------9-----|-------------------------9----------------------|
A:------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E:------------------|------------------------------------------------|


It just keeps going on and on! Anybody wanna take a crack at the rest?


(Repeat 3 times)
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:o-----------------------------------------------------------------o|
D:o--5~---------------------------5~--------------------------------o|
A:------7~--5-6-7-------7~-5-6-7-----7~--5-6-7-----------------------|
E:-----------------0-0--------------------------3.-5.----------------|

					  E5
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--5~-4~-------5~-4~-------5~-4~---------2~-------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------2~-------------------------|
E:--------0--0.-------0--0.--------0--0.--0~-------------------------|

--

[Guitar Solo] - in the key of G

Sorry folks, it's just too fast for me.



But here is the end to part II:

e:----------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------|
G:o--------------------------------------------------------o|
D:o--------------------------------------------------------o|
A:-----------------------------------3----------------------|
E:-3h5-5-5-5--3h5-5-5-5--3h5-5-5-5------0--3----------------|


This also happens to be the bassline during the last solo.


====================== PART III ==================================

Rush - III Return of the Prince

[Intro]
   E           B(addE)    A(addB)    B(addE)
e:--------0---------0----------0----------0--------------------------|
B:----------0---------0----------0----------0------------------------|
G:----13---------8----------6----------8-----------------------------|
D:-14----------9----------7----------9-------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 1]
    E          B(addE)   A(addB)    B(addE)
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--12-12-12---7--7-----5--5--5-----7--7-----------------------------|
G:--13-13-13---8--8-----6--6--6-----8--8-----------------------------|
D:--14-14-14---9--9-----7--7--7-----9--9-----------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 2]
    E          B       A          B
e:--0--0--0----2--2---------------2-2--------------------------------|
B:--0--0--0----4--4----2----------4-4--------------------------------|
G:--1--1--1----4--4----2----------4-4--------------------------------|
D:--2--2--2----4--4----2----------4-4--------------------------------|
A:--2--2--2----2--2----0----------2-2--------------------------------|
E:--0--0--0----------------------------------------------------------|

[Intro] x5

With [Intro]:

Enter the Champion, Prince By-Tor appears.
To battle for freedom from chains of long years.
The spell has been broken, the Dark Lands are bright.
The wraith of the Necromancer soars away in the night.

[Riff 1] and [Intro] x8

[Riff 1] and [Intro] w/ lyrics:

Stealthily attacking, By-Tor slays his foe.
The men are free to run now, from labyrinths below.
Wraith of the Necromancer shadows through the sky.
Another land to darken with evil prism eye.

[Riff 1] and [Intro] continue throughout; now joined by [Riff 2]

[Guitar Solo] - Did my best; Hope it's right!

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-14b16~~--14b16--14b16--14b16~~~~r14-----------12h13p12-----12-----|
D:--------------------------------------------14-----------14--------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-13~~---13b14~~-----13b14r13p12-------12-----------------------------|
D:----------------------------------14-----14-12-14~~---14p12----------|
A:------------------------------------------------------------14p12----|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------------------9-9-9~--11b13~13~13r11-|
D:-------------------------------------9~--9h11-------------------------|
A:-------------------9----------10h12-----------------------------------|
E:--12h14p12~--10h12---12-12~-------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------14p12~--12-14-12-12~--14p12-12~------|
G:-11b13~13~13r11p9--11b13r11----------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--14b16--14b16~--15b17-14b16-14-12--14--12------12~----------------|
B:--------------------------------------------14---------14p12~------|
G:---------------------------------------------------------------14--|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:----------------12-----14p12----12--14p12----12--14p12----12-------|
B:-12~-14p12~--12----12--------12-----------12-----------12----------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-14p12----12--14p12----14p12----12--14p12----12--14p12----12-------|
B:-------12-----------12-------12-----------12-----------12----------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:---14p12----12--14p12----12--14p12---------------------------------|
B:---------12-----------12-----------12------------------------------|
G:---------------------------------------14-14-----14----------------|
D:------------------------------------------16b18--16b18~~~~b18------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-14-----14------------------------14---------14--------------------|
D:-16b18--16b18~~~r16--16p14----14--16b18r16~--16b18r16----14-14~----|
A:---------------------------16-------------------------16-----------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--11-9-------------------------14----14-14------14----14----14-14--|
A:-------11-9----------12h14~-14----14-------14~-----14----14--------|
E:------------12-12~~------------------------------------------------|

e:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------|-12--15-14-12-12-14-15b17-15b17~~------|
G:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D:-----14-----11h12~--12h14~-|---------------------------------------|
A:-14-----14-----------------|---------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-17b19~~--15b16-15-12-14-12----------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------14b16r14p12----14-12~---------12h14~--|
D:-----------------------------------------14----------14-14---------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-(16)r15p12--------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------15-15b17-15b17-15b17~--15p12----12-------12-------12---|
G:-----------------------------------------14----14b16----14b16------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------12-------12-------------------------------------------------|
G:-14b16----14b16----14p12----14~\-------9--11b13r11-----9~----------|
D:-------------------------14-------9h11--------------x--------11p9--|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:------------6.--9~--[11]-[9]---------------------------------------|
A:-11.----7h9------------------[11]-[9]------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------[12]~---9h12-12h14p12s9------|

Repeat until fade:

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:----------------(7)-8--9~------------------------------------------|
D:-------6--7--9-----------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---0~--------------------------------------------------------------|
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