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LIMELIGHT

As recorded by Rush
(From the 1981 Album MOVING PICTURES)
Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com Words by
Music by
Arranged
Peart

P = 131
A Intro

gggg 4 j
Moderate Rock
c
I 4 c V V V VV j VV VV VV j
c V V V WW VV VV VV
V V W V
1

V V V V V V V V
Gtr I

T
A 4 4 2 4 4 2
2 4 4 2 2 4 4 2
B 0 4 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 0
0 4 4 0 4 4

gggg j c c
I VV j VV VV VV j 74 VV VV k VV k VVV k VVV c
c VVV c VVV VV VV V
V V V VV V V V V V
5

VV VV VV V
let ring

T 0 0 0 0 0
A 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4
2 4 4 2 2 4 4 2 2 2
B 0 4 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 0
0 4 4 0 4 0 2 4

gggg VV VV k VVc k VcV k VV k


c c
k k
VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV c
c c
VVV VVV VVV k VVV k VVV c
k
I VV V V V c V
V V V V VV V V V V V V V V VV V V V V V V V V V VV V V V V V
9

let ring let ring let ring

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 2
B 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 0
0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4

T
B Verses

gggg 3 V V V VV j k VV VV
I 4 V u VV VV VV VV VV VV
V u u
12

V V V V V V
Gtr II
let ring let ring
0 0 0
T 4 0 0
A 4 6
4 6 6 4 4 2 2
B 2 6 4 4 2 2
4 2 0 2 0 0

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gg c
VV PP V V
I g g VV VV VV VV
k
VV z VV
V
u VV VV VV
u
16

V V V V V V
let ring let ring
0 0
T 0 4
A 4 6 (6)
4 4 4 2 4 6 6 (6)
B 4 4 4 2 2 6
2 2 0 2 0 4
sl.

gggg 4 j c 7 cVV cVV


1.

20
I 4 VV VV VV 4 VV V VVu Vu c V V VV
V uV Vu c V
V V V V VVV V V VVV V
Gtr I let ring let ring let ring let ring

T 0 0 0 0
A 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 (4) 4 2 4 2
B 4 4 2 (2) 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 4 0
2 2 0 2 4 0 2 4

C Chorus

gg c V c c V c
2.

c V
I g g 43 V V
V gV V V
V V u
V V
V
23

V
Gtr III
let ring let ring

T 0 0 0
A 6 3 1
4 2 4
B 6 2 4
4 0 2

gggg c V c V c c V c V
I V V gV V c V V
V
V V u
V V
V V V u
26

V V
let ring let ring

T 0 0 0 0
A 6 3 6
4 2 4 4
B 6 2 4 6
4 0 2 2 4

gggg 4
30
I 4 VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
Gtr I

T
A 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
B 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

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gg VVV VVV VVV VVV


Igg gVVV VVV
VV VV VV VV VV VV
VV VV VV VV VV VV
VV VV VV VV VV VV
33

let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring
0 0 0 0 4 4
T 0 0 0 0 4 4
A 4 4 3 3 6 6
B 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4

To Coda

gggg VVV VVV V VV VV c V


I gVVV VV V 43 V V
VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV V V u
36

Gtr III
let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring
0 0 2 2 2
T 0 0 2 2 2 0
A 4 4 3 3 3 6
4 4 4
B 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 6
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 4

gggg c V gVc c V c 7 VV VV k c c c c
D.S. al Coda

I V V gV 4 V V VVV k k
VVV VVV c VVV VVV VVV k VVV k VVV c
k
V V VV V V V V V V V V V VV V V V V V
VV VV
39

V V
let ring let ring Gtr I let ring let ring

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
2 4 4 4 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 2
B 2 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 0
0 2 0 2 4 0 2 4

S
D Guitar Solo

c
gggg 4 VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV
43
I 4 V VV VV
VV
VV
VV VV VV VV VV VV V W 43 W V W V
V V V V V
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4 4 4
T 4 4 4 4 4
A 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 (4) 4(16) (4(16))
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
B 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

gggg R
T T T

R
I P W V W V P V V V V
47

W
1 [[[[[[[[[[[[[[ 1 [[[[[[[[[[[[
T
A 4 (4) 6 (6)
B 4 2
4
sl.
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V W
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51
Igg V
V
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14
T 12
A 11 (11) (11) 11
B 9
sl.

V V V gV V V V V V V V
gggg V gV V V V
u gV V V V V V
55
I
[[ 3 3 3 3

14 11 14 11 14 11
T 12 11 14 12 11 11 12 12 11 11 12 14 11
A 13 13
B
sl.

P W V V V V
z
gggg W V V V V V V V P R
59
I z aP V V
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3
3 3 1 1/2
19 (19) 14 16
T
11 11 13 11 13 11 8 (8) 0
A
B
H P sl. P P

V V V V V V V V gV V V gV V V V V V V V V V V V V
gg
Igg
63 3 3 3 3

[[[[[[[
M M M
1/4

O
Full Full Full Full

(16) 16 16 (16) 14 16 18 14 16 18 16 18 19 16 18 19 18 19 21 21
T
A
B
P

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P V V V V V V V V W V V V V W
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3 3
67

[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
M
Full [[[[[[[[[[ 1/4 FullM FullM M
Full M
Full

21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 (21) 21
T
A
B

gggg cV cV c
I V V gV
V
V V u
V V
Gtrs II, III let ring let ring

T 0 0
A 6 3
4 2
B 6 2
4 0

W W W W
gggg
71
I
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21) (21)
T
A
B

gggg c V c c V c V c c V c
I V V V V gV V V
V
V V V V u
V V V V
let ring let ring let ring let ring

T 0 0 0 0
A 1 6 3 1
4 4 2 4
B 4 6 2 4
2 4 0 2

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W W W W
E Chorus 2

gggg
75
I
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21) (21)
T
A
B

gggg c V c V c c V c c V
I V V gV V V V V
V u V V V V u
V V V V
let ring let ring let ring let ring

T 0 0 0 0
A 6 3 1 6
4 2 4 4
B 6 2 4 6
4 0 2 4

W W W U
gggg 44
79
I
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21) (21)
T
A
B

gggg cV c cV c cV
I gV V V V V 44
V VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
V V V V V V u
V V V V V V V V
let ring let ring let ring Gtr IV

T 0 0 0
A 3 1 6
2 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
B 2 4 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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LIMELIGHT - Rush Page 7 of 10

U U U U
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83
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(21) (21) (21)
T
A
B

gggg VVV VVV VVV VVV


I VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV gVVV VVV
V V V V V V V V VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring
4 4 0 0 0 0
T 4 4 0 0 0 0
A 6 6 4 4 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
B 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2

U U U
gggg
87
I
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21)
T
A
B

gg V V VVV VVV
I g g V V VV V V V VV V gVVV VVV
V V V V V V VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring
4 4 0 0 0 0
T 4 4 0 0 0 0
A 6 6 4 4 3 3
B 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2

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LIMELIGHT - Rush Page 8 of 10

U U U
gggg
90
I
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21)
T
A
B

gggg VVV VVV VVV VVV


I VV VV VV VV VV VV gVVV
VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring let ring
4 4 0 0 0
T 4 4 0 0 0
A 6 6 4 4 3
B 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

U U U
gg
93
Igg
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21)
T
A
B

gggg VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV


I VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV gVVVV VVV VV VV
VV VV VV
V V V V V V VV V
V V V V V
4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0
T 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 3 3 3
6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4
B 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

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U U U
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96
Igg
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21)
T
A
B

gggg V V VVV V V V VVV VVV VVV V VV


I VV VV VV VV VV gVV V
V V V V V VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
let ring let ring let ring let ring
4 4 0 0 2 2
T 4 4 0 0 2 2
A 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 3
6 6 6 6 6
B 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2

U U U
gggg
99
I
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21)
T
A
B

gg VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV c V VVV VVV VVV c V V V


Igg VV VV VV VV VV VV VVV V V V VV VV gVV VV VV
V V V V V V V V
let ring
4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
T 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
A 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 3 3 3
6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 4 4
B 6 6 6 6 6 2 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 0 2 2

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P = 80
USlowly U V
gggg j j
1
I
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
(21) (21)
T
A
B

gggg VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV WWW VVV


I VV VV VV VV VV VV WW VV
V V V V V V W V
mf Y
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
T 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
A 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
B 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
sl.

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