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Touch of Grey                                 
Grateful Dead                                 
In the Dark                                  
1987                                     


Tabbed by: Chad Stobbie
Email: cstobbie@iastate.edu
Tuning: Standard. No capo needed.

INTRO:
Chord progression is A E A E B F# B. Repeat a few times.
I prefer to use power chords for the B and the F# because
it's much easier and pretty much sounds the same. You don't
have to if you don't want, though.                            

e-----0---0-----0---0-------------------------|
B--2--0---0--2--0---0-------------------------|
G--2--1---1--2--1---1--4--3---3---4--3---3----|
D--2--2---2--2--2---2--4--4---4---4--4---4----|
A--0--2-2-2--0--2-2-2--2--4---4---2--4---4----|
E-------------------------2-2-2------2-2-2----|

VERSE 1:
Chord progression is B F# B E A E for the first line and then
F# B E for the second line. Repeat that for the third and fourth
lines. The chords are the same for all 4 verses, so all the verse
tabs are the same except for lyrics, I just included them all to 
make it extra easy. Just know you only have to learn this once.
Lyrics are not exactly lined up, but close.

  0:18
e-------------------------------------0-------------------------0--|
B-------------------------------------0--------------------2----0--|
G---4-----------------------3----4----1--------------------2----1--|
D---4-----------------------4----4----2--------------------2----2--|
A-2-2-----------------------4--2-2----2------------------0-0--2-2--|
E-------------------------2-2--------------------------------------|
       It must be getting early,         clocks are running late

  0:25
e----------------------------------------0-------------------------|
B----------------------------------------0-------------------------|
G---3--------------------------------4---1-------------------------|
D---4--------------------------------4---2-------------------------|
A---4------------------------------2-2---2-------------------------|
E-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
      Paint-by-number morning sky,              looks so phony

  0:30
e------------------------------------0---------------------------0-|
B------------------------------------0-----------------2---------0-|
G---4-------------------3-----4------1-----------------2---------1-|
D---4-------------------4-----4------2-----------------2---------2-|
A-2-2-------------------4---2-2------2---------------0-0-------2-2-|
E---------------------2-2------------------------------------------|
     Dawn is breaking everywhere,    light a candle, curse the glare

  0:36
e------------------------------------------------0-----------------|
B------------------------------------------------0-----------------|
G---3-----------------------------4--------------1-----------------|
D---4-----------------------------4--------------2-----------------|
A---4---------------------------2-2--------------2-----------------|
E-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
      Draw the curtains, I don't care 'cause,         it's alright


CHORUS:
Chord progression is F# B E for the first two lines and then
F# B A E F# for the third line. You won't be able to play the first F#
on the second and third lines due to the riff overlapping with it. It still 
sounds fine.

  
  0:43                       This part is hard to hear, listen carefully
e---------------------0----------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------0----------------------------------------------------|
G---3-----4-----------1----------------------------------------------------|
D---4-----4-----------2----------------------------------------------------|
A---4---2-2-----------2----------0-1-2---------2---------------------------|
E-2-2-------------------------/4-------0-2-3-4---4-0-2---------------------|
       I will     get by

  0:49
e---------------------0----------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------0----------------------------------------------------|
G---------4-----------1----------------------------------------------------|
D---------4-----------2----------------------------------------------------|
A-------2-2-----------2----------0-1-2---------2---------------------------|
E-----------------------------/4-------0-2-3-4---4-0-2---------------------|
       I will     get by

  0:55                                Same as intro riff
e--------------------------0-------------0---0-----0---0-------------------|
B---------------------2----0----------2--0---0--2--0---0-------------------|
G---------4-----------2----1----3-----2--1---1--2--1---1--4-3---3--4-3---3-|
D---------4-----------2----2----4-----2--2---2--2--2---2--2-4---4--2-4---4-|
A-------2-2---------0-0--2-2----4-----0--2-2-2--0--2-2-2--2-4---4--2-4---4-|
E-----------------------------2-2---------------------------2-2-2----2-2-2-|
       I will     get by             I Will survive


VERSE 2:

  1:06
e-------------------------------------0-------------------------0--|
B-------------------------------------0--------------------2----0--|
G---4-----------------------3----4----1--------------------2----1--|
D---4-----------------------4----4----2--------------------2----2--|
A-2-2-----------------------4--2-2----2------------------0-0--2-2--|
E-------------------------2-2--------------------------------------|
     I see you've got your list out      say your piece and get out

  1:13
e-----------------------------------0------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------0------------------------------|
G---3-----------------------4-------1------------------------------|
D---4-----------------------4-------2------------------------------|
A---4---------------------2-2-------2------------------------------|
E-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
      Yes I get the gist of it, but        it's alright

  1:19
e------------------------------------0---------------------------0-|
B------------------------------------0-----------------2---------0-|
G---4--------------------3----4------1-----------------2---------1-|
D---4--------------------4----4------2-----------------2---------2-|
A-2-2--------------------4--2-2------2---------------0-0-------2-2-|
E----------------------2-2-----------------------------------------|
     Sorry that you feel that way    the only thing there is to say

  1:25 
e------------------------------------0-----------------------------|
B------------------------------------0-----------------------------|
G---3------------------------4-------1-----------------------------|
D---4------------------------2-------2-----------------------------|
A---4----------------------2-2-------2-----------------------------|
E-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
      Every silver lining's got a         touch of grey


CHORUS 2:
Same as the first

BRIDGE:
The guitar part is very quiet, keep listening and you'll get it.

  1:54
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---2-4vvv----2vvv-----1vvv-------------2---4vv---2vv-4-2----1vv-------------|
E-4---------------------------------2-4--------------------------------------|
           It's a lesson to me    the Ables and the Bakers and the C's

  2:07
e-------------------------------------------------0--------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------0--------------------------|
G------------6vv-------6---------3-----4----------1-------------3----4-4-4-3-|
D-/6vvv--4vv-------4-4-----------4-----4----------2-------------4----4-4-4-4-|
A--------------------------------4-----2----------2-------------2----2-2-2-4-|
E--------------------------------2------------------------------2----------2-|
     The ABC's      we all must face,  and try to keep a little grace


SOLO:
It's easiest to learn it broken up into little sections. I have done that for you.
I am very confident that this is accurate; it sounds perfect when I play it.

  2:19                             2:22   
e---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
B-12---------12----11----11-12-12-|---------------9-10---10-9--------------------------|
G----11---11----11----11----------|----9---9-11-9--------------------------------------|
D-------9-------------------------|-/9---9---------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|

  2:25                                   2:28              
e---------------------------------11vvv-|-------12--12-11-12-14p12-12p11----------11---|
B-----------------11--12p11-12-14-------|--------------------------------14-12-14------|
G-----11----11-13-----------------------|-11/13----------------------------------------|
D-/11----11-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

  2:31                                2:34     
e-11-------11------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
B----14-12----14-11----11-12-14-12---|----------9-------9---10-9-10-12-9---------------|
G-------------------11---------------|------------9---9---9----------------------------|
D------------------------------------|-/13-11-9-----9----------------------------------|
A------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

  2:37                                        2:40     
e-----------------14----------------------11-|-------12-------14-------16----16--------|
B--------11-12-11----14-12vvv-12-11-12-14----|-----------------------------------------|
G-----11-------------------------------------|-11/13----13/14----14/16----16-----------|
D-/11----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

  2:43                                          2:47  very fast slide  
e-------------------------------11------12vvv--|--11/12-11-9---------------------------|
B----11----11-12-14-12p11-12-14------12--------|-------------12-11---------------------|
G-11----11-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

  2:49                                     2:53   
e----------------------------11----12vvv--|-11/12-11-9---------------------------------|
B-------12-------12----12-14----12--------|------------12-11---------------------------|
G----11-------11----11--------------------|--------------------------------------------|
D-11-------11-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

  2:56                         2:58
e--------------------------11-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-11-12-14-----12p11-12-14----|-12-14--------12--------11--------11-12-11--------------|
G-----------------------------|-------14--------13--------11--------------13-11--------|
D-----------------------------|----------14--------14--------11------------------------|
A-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|

  3:01                      3:04
e--------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-9-------9---10-9-10-10-9-|--------11-12----11-12----12-12-12-11----------------------|
G---9---9---9--------------|-----11-------11-------11----------------------------------|
D-----9--------------------|-/11-------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|


BRIDGE 2:

  3:07
e---4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---6-------------------3-----------------------------------------------------3-----------------|
D---6-------------------4----------------/6vvv--------------------------------4-----------------|
A-4-4-------------------4---------11-9-7--------------------------------------4-----------------|
E---------------------2-2-----/12-------------------------------------------2-2-----------------|
      It's a lesson to me                  The Deltas and the East and the Freeze

  3:18
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------6------------4-3vvv-------------------------------------------------------|
D---4-5-6vvv------4/6------------4---------------------------------------4--4---4vv-4-3-2-1-----|
A-6------------6--------------------------------6vvv---------------0-1-2------2-------------2vv-|
E-------------------------------------------6/8-----------------/4------------------------------|
          The ABC's       we all think of        and try to win a little love


VERSE 3:
The previous riff overlaps with the first B on the first line.

  3:31
e------------------------------------0-------------------------0----|
B------------------------------------0--------------------2----0----|
G---4----------------------3----4----1--------------------2----1----|
D---4----------------------4----4----2--------------------2----2----|
A-2-2----------------------4--2-2----2------------------0-0--2-2----|
E------------------------2-2----------------------------------------|
    I know the rent is in arrears   the dog has not been fed in years

  3:37
e-----------------------------------------0------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------0------------------------|
G---3-----------------------4-------------1------------------------|
D---4-----------------------4-------------2------------------------|
A---4---------------------2-2-------------2------------------------|
E-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
     It's even worse than it appears, but      its alright

  3:43
e------------------------------------0---------------------------0-|
B------------------------------------0-----------------2---------0-|
G---4-------------------3-----4------1-----------------2---------1-|
D---4-------------------4-----4------2-----------------2---------2-|
A-2-2-------------------4---2-2------2---------------0-0-------2-2-|
E---------------------2-2------------------------------------------|
     Cow is giving kerosene            kid can't read at seventeen

  3:49
e----------------------------------------------0-------------------|
B----------------------------------------------0-------------------|
G---3------------------------4-----------------1-------------------|
D---4------------------------2-----------------2-------------------|
A---4----------------------2-2-----------------2-------------------|
E-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
      The words he knows are all obscene, but       it's alright


CHORUS 3:
Same as the first 2


VERSE 4:

  4:19
e-------------------------------------0-------------------------0------|
B-------------------------------------0--------------------2----0------|
G---4-----------------------3----4----1--------------------2----1------|
D---4-----------------------4----4----2--------------------2----2------|
A-2-2-----------------------4--2-2----2------------------0-0--2-2------|
E-------------------------2-2------------------------------------------|
     The shoe is on the hand it fits   there's really nothing much to it

  4:25
e-----------------------------------------------0----------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------0----------------------|
G---3-----------------------4-------------------1----------------------|
D---4-----------------------4-------------------2----------------------|
A---4---------------------2-2-------------------2----------------------|
E-2-2------------------------------------------------------------------|
     Whistle through your teeth and spit, cause'        it's alright

  4:31
e------------------------------------0---------------------------0-----|
B------------------------------------0-----------------2---------0-----|
G---4-------------------3-----4------1-----------------2---------1-----|
D---4-------------------4-----4------2-----------------2---------2-----|
A-2-2-------------------4---2-2------2---------------0-0-------2-2-----|
E---------------------2-2----------------------------------------------|
     Oh, well, a touch of grey           kind of suits you anyway

  4:37
e----------------------------------------0-----------------------------|
B----------------------------------------0-----------------------------|
G---3------------------------4-----------1-----------------------------|
D---4------------------------2-----------2-----------------------------|
A---4----------------------2-2-----------2-----------------------------|
E-2-2------------------------------------------------------------------|
     And that was all I had to say, and         it's alright


CHORUS 4:
Similar to the first 3. On the transition from "I will get by" to
"We will get by" strum the F# 4 times loudly (its very obvious). After that
the song begins to fade out. Here's how I like to end it: wait for the last 
audible chorus riff at 5:40, play it, but without the last note, then very 
quickly transition to the intro riff, play that a twice, and end on a B.
Like so:

 5:40                     
e--------------------------0---0----0---0----------------------0---0----0---0---------------------|
B------------------------2-0---0--2-0---0--------------------2-0---0--2-0---0---------------------|
G------------------------2-1---1--2-1---1--4-3---3--4-3---3--2-1---1--2-1---1--4-3---3--4-3---3--4|
D------------------------2-2---2--2-2---2--4-4---4--4-4---4--2-2---2--2-2---2--4-4---4--4-4---4--4|
A----0-1-2---------2-----0-2-2-2--0-2-2-2--2-4---4--2-4---4--0-2-2-2--0-2-2-2--2-4---4--2-4---4--2|
E-/4-------0-2-3-4---4-0---------------------2-2-2----2-2-2----------------------2-2-2----2-2-2---|

And you're done!



************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| v   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend

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kkristen1 520 wrote on June 21 2013, 05:55 pm

C#m C7 F# C#m C7 F#
It's a lesson to me, the Ables and the Bakers and the Cs

G#m D# C# F#7 B7 E F#
The ABCs we all must face, and try to keep a little grace.

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