Distant Early Warning by Rush Ukulele Chords

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Distant Early Warning chords has rhythm and included in Grace Under Pressure (1984) album.
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Distant Early Warning by Rush Ukulele Chords

h – Distant Early Warning

From the CD ‘Grace Under Pressure’
Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
Mercury/Polygram Records 818476-2

This song is in C. The guitar, as usual, is chorused. Previously
tabbed by someone else, I couldn’t find the name.

Jimmy Pena – jimmy@walrus.com

| not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ vibrato or held note
x percussive note with no pitch; muted note
h hammer on
p pull off
s slide
b bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r release bend to indicated string/fret
/ slide up from infinity
slide down into infinity
artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o _
o / repeat sign (always look for these!)

fret box; this is a C chord – this is the same as standard
tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.
PM Palm Mute; lightly touch the strings at the bridge with the edge of
the fret hand

Chord legend:

Dm :
C :
F :
G :
G/D : [xx0787]


e:–3~~———3~———–10~———3~———————3~—|
B:–3~~———3~———–10~———3~———————3~—|
G:–5~~———5~———–12~———5~———————5~—|
D:–5~~———5~———–12~———5~———————5~—|
A:–0~~———3~———–10~———0~——-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3~—|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM ————-|

e:———————–10~——————3~———————|
B:———————–10~——————3~———————|
G:———————–12~——————5~———————|
D:———————–12~——————5~———————|
A:–10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10~—-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0~———————|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM ——————–| PM ————-|

[Riff 1] [Riff 2]

e:—————————–|—1–1–1–3—1–1–1–3—3——-|
B:—-8—–7—–5————|—1–1–1–3—1–1–1–3—3——-|
G:o—7—–7—–5———–o|o–2–2–2–4—2–2–2–4—4——o|
D:o—7–7–7–7–7–7–7—–o|o–3–3–3–5—3–3–3–5—5——o|
A:—————————–|—3–3–3–5—3–3–3–5—5——-|
E:—————————–|—1–1–1–3—1–1–1–3—3——-|

[Riff 3] [Riff 4]

e:———————|———5———————————–|
B:—6——-6–5-6—-|——-6——6——————————|
G:—–7—————|—–7——–7——————————|
D:——-7————-|—7—————————————–|
A:———————|———————————————|
E:———————|———————————————|

Progression:

x1

[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2

An ill wind comes arising across the cities of the plain.
There’s no swimming in the heavy water, no singing in the acid rain.
Red alert, red alert.[G/D]

(Play these riffs with the lyrics below):

e:———————–3————————————3——|
B:———————–3————–3———————3–3-3-|
G:—————5-5–5–5–5-5——-5—5————5-5—-5——|
D:———–5-5———5——5-5-5————-5-5——5–5——|
A:——-0-0————-0——————-3-3———————|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM ————–| PM ——————————-| PM–|

It’s so hard to stay together, passing through revolving doors.

e:————————————10—————————–|
B:-3-3—–3————————–10———-10—————–|
G:—–5-5—5————–12-12–12-12–12-12——12—-10——–|
D:——————–12-12———–12——-12——-12———5-|
A:————–10-10—————–10———————–0-0—|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM ———————————-| PM ————————|

We need someone to talk to and someone to sweep the floors. Incomplete,

e:————-3—————————————————–|
B:————-3–3———3—————————————-|
G:—–5-5–5–5—-5-5——-5————————————–|
D:–5———-5——–5-5——————————————|
A:————-0—————————————————–|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM ———-| PM ————|

incomplete.

[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2

( Strum each chord)

Dm C Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
Dm C Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
Dm C Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
I know it makes no difference to what you’re going through.
G Dm C Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.

e:—3~~———-3~———–10~———————————–|
B:—3~~———-3~———–10~———————————–|
G:—5~~———-5~———–12~———————————–|
D:—5~~———-5~———–12~———————————–|
A:—0~~———-3~———–10~———————————–|
E:——————————————————————-|

e:—————–3—3-3——————————-3–3——–|
B:————–3–3——-3-3—————————3—-3——|
G:———-5-5—-5———–5-5————-5-5–5—-5——5-5–|
D:—–5-5———5———————5–5————5———-5|
A:-0-0——————————-3-3—————–3———–|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM ————–| PM ——————————-| PM ——|

Cruising under your radar, watching from satellites.

e:—————————10————————————–|
B:—————————10–10-10-10——-10——————-|
G:—————-12-12——12———–12-12—12———–5-5—|
D:———-12-12——–12–12—————————-5-5—–5-|
A:—-10-10——————————————–0-0———–|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM ———————–| PM ———————————|

Take a page from the red book and keep them in your sights. Red alert,

e:–3—————————————————————-|
B:–3——-3-3—3———-8-8————-8——8—————-|
G:–5———–5———-7—–7-7——-7——7——————|
D:–5–5-5————-9-9————–9——-9——9————|
A:–0—————————————————————-|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM —————————————————|

red alert.

e:————-3———3——————————————|
B:———3—–5———————–3—-3———————-|
G:———–5——–5———–5–5—–5—–5——-12———-|
D:—–5-5———-5———–5———————12——–12—|
A:-0-0————————3—————————–10——-|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM —————————————————————|

Left and rights of passage, black and whites of youth. Who can

e:——————————————————————-|
B:———————-10————10—–10———————-|
G:——————12———12——————10—————-|
D:——12–12–12———-12—–12—-12—–12—-12————-|
A:—10————————————————————–|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM —————————————————–|

face the knowledge that the truth is not the truth?

e:——————3———3————3————————-|
B:————————————–3—————————-|
G:———–5———5————5———-5—–5—————|
D:——–5—–5———5———————–5——————|
A:—–0————————————————————-|
E:——————————————————————-|
PM —————————————————-|

Obsolete, obsolete, yeah!

[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2

( Strum each chord)

Dm C Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
Dm C Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
Dm C Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
I know it makes no difference to what you’re going through.
G Dm C Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.

e:———5—5–5—————————————–1–1—3—|
B:—6—6—6——-6—-5—-5—5—5—6—-6—6—6—1–1—3—|
G:o–7—————7—-5–5—5—5—–7–7—7—7—–2–2—4–o|
D:o–7—————7—-5—————-7—————-3–3—5–o|
A:—5—————5—-3—————-5—————-3–3—5—|
E:———————————————————-1–1—3—|

[Guitar Solo]

e:———————————————————————|
B:———————————————————————|
G:-14-12————-14-12————14-12————-14-12———-|
D:——-15-14-12~———15-14-12~——–15-14-~——-15-14-12~|
A:———————————————————————|
E:———————————————————————|
e:-13–12-12-12———————-13-13-13-12———————|
B:————–15-15-15-13-12——————-15-15-15-13-12——|
G:—————————–14——————————-14—|
D:——————————————————————-|
A:——————————————————————-|
E:——————————————————————-|
e:-13-13-13-13-12-12—————–13–13-13-12——————–|
B:——————-15-15-13-12——————15-15-15-13-12—–|
G:——————————-14———————————-|
D:——————————————————————-|
A:——————————————————————-|
E:——————————————————————-|

e:——3——–3–3——-3–3–3–3—5–3————-3———-|
B:———————————————————-3——–|
G:—5—–5–5——–5-5————————————5—5–|
D:———————————————–5–5–5——–5—-|
A:———————————————–3–3–3————-|
E:——————————————————————-|

e:——-3—————————-10—————————–|
B:—–3—3—————-10—————10—-10——-12—13–|
G:–5——–5———–12—-12———————12————-|
D:————-5——12———-12——12—-12——-12———-|
A:—————–10————————————————|
E:——————————————————————-|

Am11?

e:—————————3——-3—3–3-3-3——————–|
B:———10————-3—-3—–3—3–3-3-3——————–|
G:——12————–5——–5—5—5–5-5-5——————–|
D:—12—————5———————————————-|
A:—————–0————————————————-|
E:——————————————————————-|

[Riff 1] x8
[Riff 2] x4

( Strum each chord)

Dm C Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
Dm C Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
Dm C Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
I know it makes no difference to what you’re going through.
G Dm C Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.

e:–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5——————–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–1-1-1-3-3-3-|
B:–6-6-6-6–6-6-6-6–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–6-6-6-6–6-6-6-6–1-1-1-3-3-3-|
G:–7-7-7-7–7-7-7-7–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–7-7-7-7–7-7-7-7–2-2-2-4-4-4-|
D:–7-7-7-7–7-7-7-7–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–7-7-7-7–7-7-7-7–3-3-3-5-5-5-|
A:–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–3-3-3-3–3-3-3-3–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–3-3-3-5-5-5-|
E:——————————————————–1-1-1-3-3-3-|

e:–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5——————–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5—————-|
B:–6-6-6-6–6-6-6-6–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–6-6-6-6–6-6-6-6–10-10-10-10—|
G:o-7-7-7-7–7-7-7-7–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–7-7-7-7–7-7-7-7–10-10-10-10—|
D:o-7-7-7-7–7-7-7-7–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–7-7-7-7–7-7-7-7–10-10-10-10—|
A:–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–3-3-3-3–3-3-3-3–5-5-5-5–5-5-5-5–8–8–8–8—-|
E:———————————————————————-|

e:—————-|—5–5~~—————————————–|
B:–12-12-12-12—|—6–6~~—————————————–|
G:–12-12-12-12–o|—7–7~~—————————————–|
D:–12-12-12-12–o|—7–7~~—————————————–|
A:–10-10-10-10—|—5–5~~—————————————–|
E:—————-|————————————————–|

To play the most songs, including Distant Early Warning by Rush by ukulele, the most crucial basic ukulele chords to learn are C chord, D chord, G chord, and Em chord.
These set you up to play a a lot of songs, and each of them is easy to master.

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