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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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From wellis@visual.bt.co.uk Fri May 16 08:09:36 1997
Date: Fri, 16 May 97 10:03:01 BST
From: Wayne Ellis 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB:"Scarlet" by All About Eve

			'Scarlet' by All About Eve
			---------------------------

>From the album 'Scarlet and Other Stories'
(also available on the compilation 'Winter Words, Hits and Rareties')

Transcribed by Wayne Ellis 	email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk

This song uses 2 acoustic guitars.
The guitars are tuned as follows: E G D A B D (from low to high)

Intro (Guitar1) [play twice]
-----------------------------

D-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|
B-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0---------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------0---0-|
D---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|---0------0---0--|    
G--0-------0------|--0-----2/3------|--0-------0------|--0------3---2---|
E-3-------3-------|-3---------------|-3-------3-------|-3---------------|

Verse 1 (Guitar1)
------------------

D-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----3--3----3-0-|
B-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|---0-------------| 
G--0-------0------|--0-------0------|--0-------0------|--0--------------|
E-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3--------3------|   
Dress me in scarlet		     Ribbons and bows  So everyone knows
						       I'm
D-----5--2---0h2-2|----3--5--0-3p2-0|-----3-0---0-0---|-----0-----------|
B-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------------|---0-------------|---0------0---0--|
G-----------------|-----------------|--0------0-------|--0------0---0---|
E-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3------0---1----|
 Hiding a face	   Hadn't the grace   Free
		   to go

D-----3-0-----0---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|------3-3-----3--|
B---------------0-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|-----------------| 
G--0-------0------|--0-------0------|--0-------0------|-----------------|
E-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|---3-------3-----|   
Dress me in shadows 		     Sad April skies   Have opened my eyes

D-----5--2---0h2-2|----3--5--0-3p2-0|-----0-0----0-0--|----0-------0----|
B-----------------|-----------------|-------3------3--|------0----------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------------|---0------0------|---0------0------|
G-----------------|-----------------|--0------0-------|--0------0-------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-3------3--------|-3------3--------|
To the lie that I  And given the river Away
live

D-----0-------0-0-|-----0-------0---|-----0------0----|-----0-0------0--|
B-3---------------|-------0-------0-|-----0-0----0-0--|-----0--------0--|
A-0-----0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-0---------0-----|---0-------0-----|---0------0------|---0-------0-----|
G----------0------|--0-------0------|--0------0-------|--0-------0------|
E---------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3------3--------|-3------3--------|
I'll change these   Want to     And   I do
clothes If I

Chorus 1 (Guitar1)(2/4 Time)
-----------------------------

D0-0-----|
B3-3-----|
A--------|  PickUp	Use Alternate Picking Style Throughout.
D--------|		The incidental notes on the B-String are caused
G--------|		by the 'Up' strokes in the picking pattern.
E--------|

  D  D						    X
D-0--0---|-0-0--0-|-0-0----|-0---0--|-0---0--|-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-|
B-3--3---|-3-3----|-3----3-|-3--(3)-|-3--(3)-|-3----3-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    Think that I've Found out  	What No-ones about to	Tell me

  D  D						 rake
D-0--0---|-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-|-0--0---|-0--0---|-0------|-0--0---|-0--0---|
B-3--3---|-3--3---|-3--3---|-3-(3)--|-3-(3)--|-3--3---|-3------|-3------|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----5---|--------|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----0---|--------|--------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    Think that I've Found out I   Don't wear scarlet Well

D-0--0---|-0--0---|
B-3------|-3------|
A--------|--------|
D--------|--------|
G-----------------|
E-----------------|

Verse 2 (Guitar1)
------------------

D-----0------0----|-----0-------0---|-----0-----0-----|-----3-3-----3---|
B-------0------0--|-------0-------0-|-------0-----0---|-----------------|
A-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-0---------0-----|---0-------0-----|---0------0------|---0-------------|
G-0--------0------|--0-------0------|--0------0-------|--0--------------|
E---------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3------3--------|-3--------3------|
 Waiting before me    		     Poets and painters May say

D-----5--2---0h2-2|----3--5--0-3p2-0|-----0------0-0--|-----0--0-----0--|
B-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------------|---0------0------|---0-------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|--0------0-------|--0--------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-3------3--------|-3-------3-------|
 Stumble our way   Kick off your     And fly now
		   redshoes

D-----0------0-0--|-----0-------0---|-----0------0----|-----0-------0---|
B-------3---------|-------0-------0-|-------0------0--|-------0---------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------0-----|---0-------0-----|---0------0------|---0------0------|
G----------0------|--0-------0------|--0------0-------|--0------0-------|
E---------3-------|-3-------3-------|-3------3--------|-3------3--------|
I'll die for their  Want to 	And   I do
words if I

Chorus 2 (Guitar1)
-------------------

D0-0-----|
B--3-----|
A--------|  PickUp	Use Alternate picking.
D--------|
G--------|
E--------|
						    X		      X
D-0--0---|-0-0--0-|-0-0--0-|-0---0--|-----0--|-0--0-0-|-0--0---|-0--0-0-|
B-3--3---|-3-3----|-3-3----|-3---3--|-3---3--|-3----3-|-3--3---|-3--3-3-|
A-5------|-5------|-5------|-5------|--------|-5------|----5---|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    Think that I've Found out  	What No-ones about to	Tell me
		X
D-0--0---|-0-0--0-|-0-0--0-|-0--0---|-0-0--0-|-0-0--0-|
B-3--3---|-3-3----|-3-3--3-|-3--3---|-3-3--3-|-3-3--3-|
A-5------|-5------|-5------|-5------|-5------|-5------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    Think that I've Found out I   Don't wear scarlet Well

Guitar Solo 1 (Guitar1, Guitar2)
---------------------------------
   D  U .....
Guitar1
D--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|
B--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|
A--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Guitar2 	  |	trill	    |		      |		        |
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B--------3h4-1--/3|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-------0---------|------0h1p0h1----|-----------------|-----------------|
D--------- -------|-------------3-/7|-----------------|-/5-/5-/5-/5-3-0-|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   
D--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|
B--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|
A--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
		  |		    |		      |		        |	
D--------5h7-0--8-|-----------------|-----------------|-This-bar-is-----|
B-------0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-slightly-rushed-|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|---------5-8-7-3-|--------0--7p5p0-|-7p5p0[x4]-------|
G-----------------|------/7---------|-----------------|--------------7--|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Verse 3 (Guitar1)
------------------

D--0-----|-0------|--0-----|-0------|--0-----|-0------|--3--3--|-3--(0)-|
B--3--0--|-3--0---|--3--0--|-3--0---|--3--0--|-3--0---|--3-----|--------|
A--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--------|--------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Always before me (Always before me) Poets and sages May say we've been

D----5--2---0h2-2-|----3--5--0-3p2-0|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|
B-----------------|-----------------|--3-----|-3------|--3-----|-3------|
A-----------------|-----------------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Lamenting your  And carving it all  Stone  here
  fall		  into
								
D--0--0--|-0--0---|--0-----|-0------|--0-----|-0------|--0-----|----0---|
B--3-----|-3------|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|333-3-3-|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Skimming them	Into the River Just for you

Chorus 3 (Guitar1)
-------------------

D0-------|
B3-3-----|
A--------|  PickUp
D--------|
G--------|
E--------|

D--0-----|-0------|--0--0--|-0------|--0-----|--0-----|--0-----|--0-----|
B--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|--3--3--|--3--3--|--3--3--|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
I think that I've   Found out  what   No'ones about to  Tell  me
          
D--0-----|-0-00-0-|--0--0--|-0------|--0-----|--0-----|--0-----|--0-----|
B--3--3--|-3-33---|--3---3-|-3-3----|--3--3--|--3--3--|--3--3--|--3--3--|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
I think that I've   Found out    the Place where Angels  Fell   from 

D--0-----|-0--0---|--0-----|-0------|--0-----|--0-----|
B--3--3--|-3----3-|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|--3--3--|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
I think that I've  Found out I don't  Wear scarlet  well

Guitar Solo 2 (Guitar1, Guitar2)
---------------------------------
   D  U	   D  U .....
D--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|
B--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|
A--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
		  | 	  	    |		      |		        |
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B------3h4p3-1-/3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|	
A-----0-----------|----0h1p0h1------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------3--7--|-----------------|-/5-/5-/5-/5-3-0-|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

D--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|
B--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|
A--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
		  | 		    |		      |		        |
D-------5h7-0--8--|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|	
B------0----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----0h1p0h1-----|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|------------3--7-|-----------------|-/5-/5-/5-/5-5-/7|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

D--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|--0--0--|-0--0---|
B--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|--3--3--|-3--3---|
A--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|--5-----|-5------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 		  |		    |		      |		        |
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|	
B-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-/5-/5-/5-/5-5-/7|-----------------|-/5-/5-/5-/5-3-0-|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

TAB Key
-------
 
	h  - hammer on
	p  - pulloff
	/  - slide up
	U  - upstroke
	D  - downstroke
	() - incidental note
	X  - mute with palm of picking hand
	[xT] - play indicated phrase 'T' times
        rake - exagerate the strumming of the chord
	      (but not enough for it to be an arpeggio)

Tuning Notes
-------------

The tuning was extracted using the Intro figure, and confirmed in
other parts of the song.

Starting with the guitar in standard tuning:

			E A D G B E (low to high)

and altering the tuning as follows .....

Listening to the Intro. The 2 highest notes, which ring throughout,
sound as open strings. These notes are 'B' and 'D', and gives us:

			? ? ? ? B D

The first 2 (lowest) notes of the common picked pattern are doubled
G notes. Tuning the A-string down to G would make this possible to
play, giving:

			? G ? ? B D

The other G can be played on the E-string-3rd fret, although at the
moment its tuning isn't clear.

The descending run in bar 4, contains open strings. An open D-string
can be heard. The highest note picked is an 'A' - this also sounds as
an open note, implying the standard G-string needs to be tuned to an
open A, giving:
			      *
			? G D A B D

* Make sure you were originally tuned to standard 'E' (as found on a
guitar tuner) or lower, before attempting this. Otherwise the G-string
is put under stress and can break.

The only unknown string is the bottom E-string, which is left tuned
to E - allowing the doubled G note to be played on the 3rd fret.

In verse 1 bar 8, there is an ascending pattern which uses the lowest
3 strings in open positions. An open low E can be heard, confirming
the tuning to be:

			E G D A B D (from low to high)

Playing Notes
-------------

The Intro and Verses 1 and 2 are in 4/4 time. The choruses, verse 3
and guitar solos are in 2/4 time. Thanks to Mandy for the thoughts
on timing. (mandy@electronic.co.uk)

Verses 1 and 2 are based on the picking pattern used in the Intro.
Let all notes ring, particularly those on the D and B strings. Verse
3 uses the same shape as a chorus.

In the chorus' spend time getting the feel of 2/4 time. Also, make
sure the guitar is in tune - a few D's played in unison can sound
unforgiving if it isn't up to scratch. The chorus' sound 'jangley',
its possible that they were either doubletracked, played with a
chorus effect or that a 12-string guitar was used. Chorus 2 has a
mandolin mixed in with the guitar, which in turn gives it a brighter
sound.

Both solos are similar and have a Spanish/flamenco feel. The solos
contain some fast note flurries and wide interval steps, requiring
some fretboard fluency. The rhythm tracks behind both solos use the
same shape as a chorus, but the note choices are more uniform.

This Transcription (c) DarkMusic 1995. ReVamped '97.

This Transcription (and others) is also available at:
		http://www.electronic.co.uk/users/mandy/tabs/

Comments and corrections welcome.

	Wayne Ellis 	email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk 	

            
            
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