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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire on the Mountain -- Grateful Dead


The Grateful Dead rarely played Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain seperate from 
and this is a tabulature of the two songs and the segment between them. It's a real 
thing to play and it's one of their best jams ever.


SCARLET BEGONIAS

Jerry Intro

    B
|-----7----------------7-----------------5---|
|-----7--------9--9----7-----------------5---|
|---8-----8-8--9--9--8-----8-8-8\6-6-6-6-----|
|---9-----9-9--------9-----9-9-9\7-7-7-7-----|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------| Play eight to twelve times

Bobby Intro

    B
|-----7---------------7----------------|
|-----7----7h9--7-----7---5-5-5h7--5---|
|----------8h9--8---------6-6-6h7--6---|
|---9---------------9------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------| Play four times

    B
|-----7-----------------------------------|
|-----------7-----5----4-5---7---9-9/10---|
|-------9\8-8--8-------4------------------|
|---9----------9--6------6---9---9-9/11---|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------| Play four times


Jerry First Verse

    E                          B
|---4-4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--4----------------------|
|---5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5--5----------------------|
|---4-4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--4----------------------|
|---6-6-6-6---6-6---6-6-6--6---------------6--7---|
|---------------------------------6h7--7/9--------|
|------------------------------7------------------| Play twice
    As.....................Square

Bobby First Verse

    E                              B
|---7--x---7--7-7---7---7-7--7-------7----------------|
|---9--x---9--9-9---9---9-9--9-------------7------5---|
|---9--x---9--9-9---9---9-9--9---------9\8-8--8-------|
|----------------------------------9----------9---6---|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------| Play twice
    As.......................Square


Jerry Second Verse

    A        E   B    A        E
|---0---0-0--0---2----0---0-0--0---|
|---2---2-2--0---4----2---2-2--0---|
|---2---2-2--1---4----2---2-2--1---|
|---2---2-2--2---4----2---2-2--2---|
|---0---0-0--2---2----0---0-0--2---|
|------------0-----------------0---| Play twice
    From.......................Eyes

Bobby Second Verse

    A       E    B   A        E
|---5---5-5/12---7---5---5-5\-0---|
|---5---5-5/12---7---5---5-5\-0---|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------| Play twice
    From......................Eyes

Bobby (Between Verses)

    B
|------------------------------------------------|
|---9--7---9--7---9-9-7----9--7---9--7---9-9-7---|
|---9--8---9--8---9-9-8----9--8---9--8---9-9-8---|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|


Jerry Third Verse
(Well I aint often right but I've never been wrong...)

    F#                         B               A      E
|---2-2--2---2-2---2-2-2--2----2-2--2-2---2-2--0-0-0--0---|
|---2-2--2---2-2---2-2-2--2----4-4--4-4---4-4--2-2-2--0---|
|---3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3----4-4--4-4---4-4--2-2-2--1---|
|---4-4--4---4-4---4-4-4--4----4-4--4-4---4-4--2-2-2--2---|
|------------------------------2-2--2-2---2-4--0-0-0--2---|
|-----------------------------------------------------0---|
    Aint..................Wrong.......................Song

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------2---------------------2---|
|-------------2--2-4----------------2--2-4------|
|---0---2-4---------------0---2-4---------------|

    F#m                        B               A      E
|---2-2--2---2-2---2-2-2--2----2-2--2-2---2-2--0-0-0--0---|
|---2-2--2---2-2---2-2-2--2----4-4--4-4---4-4--2-2-2--0---|
|---2-2--2---2-2---2-2-2--2----4-4--4-4---4-4--2-2-2--1---|
|---4-4--4---4-4---4-4-4--4----4-4--4-4---4-4--2-2-2--2---|
|------------------------------2-2--2-2---2-4--0-0-0--2---|
|-----------------------------------------------------0---|
    Once..................Light.......................Right

Bobby Third Verse

    F#                                    B                   A        E
|---9--9--9--9----9--9----9--9--9----9----11-11-11-11--11-11--9--9--9--7---|
|---11-11-11-11---11-11---11-11-11---11---12-12-12-12--12-12--10-10-10-9---|
|---11-11-11-11---11-11---11-11-11---11---11-11-11-11--11-11--9--9--9--9---|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    Aint.............................Wrong.............................Song

    F#m                                   B                   A        E
|---9--9--9--9----9--9----9--9--9----9----11-11-11-11--11-11--9--9--9--7---|
|---10-10-10-10---10-10---10-10-10---10---12-12-12-12--12-12--10-10-10-9---|
|---11-11-11-11---11-11---11-11-11---11---11-11-11-11--11-11--9--9--9--9---|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    Once.............................Light.............................Right


Jerry Bridge

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------2---------------------4---|
|-------------2--2-4----------------4--4-6------|
|---0---2-4---------------2---4-6---------------|

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------7---------------------9---|
|-------------7--7-9----------------9--9-11-----|
|---5---7-9---------------7---9-11--------------|

|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------12-10---|
|---------------------11--11----------|
|---9--9-9h11-11/13-------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|

Bobby Bridge

|-----0---------------2---------------5-------------|
|-------------0---------------2---------------5-----|
|-------2\1-----2-------4\3-----4-------7\6-----7---|
|---2-------2-------4-------4-------7-------7-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

|-----7-------------------------------|
|-------------7---4--5---7---9-9/10---|
|-------9\8-----9-4-------------------|
|---9-------9--------6---9---9-9/11---|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


Solo Example

                E
|---------11-14-12--12-12--14p13p12p11----11-12-14--14---|
|---12-14------------------------------12----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

    B
|---------------12-11----------9-11-9-11---|
|------9h10-12--------10-12-10-------------|
|---11-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

       E
|---11/12--12-12--14p13p12p11----11-12-14--14---|
|-----------------------------12----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

    B
|----------------------------------|
|---------7---9-7------------------|
|-----6-8----------9-8-9-----------|
|---9---------------------9----9---|
|---------------------------12-----|
|----------------------------------|

    A              E      B       A         E
|-----------------------------------------------|
|--------------10--9------7-----------5---------|
|---------9-11-------9------8-------6---7p6-----|
|---10/11--------------9------9---7---------6---|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

            A               E         B          A           E
|---------------------12--9/10--10\9--9/10--5----3/5--7--5---5-5h7p5---|
|-----7h8-8/10--10h12--------------------------------------8-----------|
|---9------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Scarlet Outro

(Jerry)
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------9-8---------|
|---------9-7----7-11-9---7-11-----9-7-----|
|-----4h9------9-----------------------9---|
|---7--------------------------------------|

(Bobby)
|-----7-----------------------------------|
|-----------7-----5----4-5---7---9-9/10---|
|-------9\8-8--8-------4------------------|
|---9----------9--6------6---9---9-9/11---|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

SCARLET BEGONIAS > FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN SEGMENT

Key: B
Scale: B Mixolydian

(Either, vibrato slowly)

|---------------------------|
|---7~~~---9--7~~~---5~~~---|
|---8~~~---9--8~~~---6~~~---|
|---9~~~---9--9~~~---7~~~---|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|

Slow the pace of playing down a whole bunch, both Bobby and Jerry parts should just be 
B mixolydian segments, use lots of vibratos.

Small Example:
|---------------11------------------------|
|---12~---10h12----12-10-9----------------|
|--------------------------11-8~-8--6/8---|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

Have all of the string/key instruments aside from one of the guitar parts stop playing 
awhile, and start a B -> A progression(Fire on the Mountain)

Example:
    B                 A
|--------7--------------------------------|
|---7~-----9p7--------5~-------4/5--4/5---|
|---8~---------9-8-9--6~-------5/6--5/6---|
|---9~----------------7~-------6/7--6/7---|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

After a couple measures of that, have the rest of the strings/keys come in, now on a B>A 
which starts Fire on the Mountain

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Bobby Riff (Throughout most of the song)

    B                          A
|---------x-7--7------7-----7-------x-5--5-x-x-x------x-5-5---|
|--------x-------7------7----------x-------x-x-x-----x--------|
|-------x--------8------8---------x--------x-x-x----x---------|
|---9--x-----------9------9----7-x---------x-x-x-7-x----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat that, mix it up all you want, that's just the main structure of it.

Phil Riff

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------9--9------9-----9-----7--7----------------------|
|------------9------9-----------------7-7-5-7-5---------|
|---7----------7------7----5--------------------5-6-7---|

Once again, repeat and mix up


Jerry Intro

    B                              A
|----------------------------------------------------|
|---12---12-11---11-9---9-9-11-12--10---10-9---9-7---|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

Play that four times, once again, mix it up a bit
(Volume up and wah on)

    B                     A
|------------------------------------------|
|---7~~--7\6/7-9-7~-6-7-9-5~~~--4/5--4/5---|
|---8~~--8\7/8-8-8~-7-8-8-6~~~--5/6--5/6---|
|---9~~--9\8/9-9-9~-8-9-9-7~~~--6/7--6/7---|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

    B                        A
|-----------------------------------------|
|---7~~--7\6/7-9-7~-6-7-9-7--5~~--4/5~~---|
|---8~~--8\7/8-8-8~-7-8-8-8--6~~--5/6~~---|
|---9~~--9\8/9-9-9~-8-9-9-9--7~~--6/7~~---|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

    B                      A
|------------------------------------------------|
|---12~~--14-12~--11-12-14-10~~---9/10---9/10----|
|---11~~--11-11~--10-11-11-9~~~---8/9----8/9-----|
|---13~~--13-13~--12-13-13-11~~---10/11--10/11---|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|

    B                        A
|---------------------------------------|
|---7~~--7\6/7-9-7~-6-7-9-7--5--4/5~~---|
|---8~~--8\7/8-8-8~-7-8-8-8--6--5/6~~---|
|---9~~--9\8/9-9-9~-8-9-9-9--7--6/7~~---|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|

Bobby - In Verse

    B                        A
|---------------------------------------|
|---12------12--14p12-----------10-10---|
|---11--11--11--11-----11\------9--9----|
|-------13-------------13\------11-11---|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
    There's...(A Dragon...)

    B                             A
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|---12------12------12-14p12-----------10-10--10-10--------|
|---11--11--11-11---11-11----11\-------9--9---9--9---------|
|-------13-----13------------13\-------11-11--11-11--------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
    Take...(A whole pail...)

Jerry Chorus
(Wah pedal on)
    B                         A
|-------------------------------------------|
|---------7-7---------------------5-5-------|
|---------8-8---------------------6-6-------|
|---------9-9---------------------7-7-------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
    Fire..........Fire on the Mountain......

All of Jerry's soloing is in B mixolydian, put a lot of emphasis on B when needed, and 
on A when needed, makes it sound beautiful.

Jerry Fire Outro (first)

|---7---6--4---------------/5--4---|
|-------------7--4-----------------|
|-------------------6-4-2----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

Repeat four times, mix it up a bit


Jerry Scarlet -> Fire Outro

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------9-8---------|
|---------9-7----7-11-9---7-11-----9-7-----|
|-----4h9------9-----------------------9---|
|---7--------------------------------------|

Bobby Scarlet -> Fire Outro

|-----7-----------------------------------|
|-----------7-----5----4-5---7---9-9/10---|
|-------9\8-8--8-------4------------------|
|---9----------9--6------6---9---9-9/11---|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
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Greg Mitchell wrote on May 26 2012, 02:44 pm

Great tabbing but the Jerry's first verse doesn't just sit on E. It goes E to B at the end. I'm guessing Bob does something similar as well.

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Bearodactyl wrote on March 15 2013, 02:09 pm

Which is clearly shown if you look at it again. You don't play chords during the first verse when there is no singing, there are two riffs with "B" written above them next to the "E" part.

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