Scarlet Begonias Song Lyrics

Grateful Dead

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As I was walkin' down Grosvenor Square,
Not a chill to the winter but a nip to the air,
From the other direction she was calling my eye,
Could be an illusion but I might as well try, might as well try.

She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes,
And I knew without askin' she was into the blues.
She wore scarlet begonias tucked into her curls,
I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls.

In the heat of the evening when the dealin' got rough,
She was too pat to open and too cool to bluff.
As I picked up my matches and was closin' the door,
I had one of those flashes, I'd been there before, been there before.

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 U.S. Blues
  • 2 China Doll
  • 3 Unbroken Chain
  • 4 Loose Lucy
  • 5 Scarlet Begonias
  • 6 Pride of Cucamonga
  • 7 Money Money
  • 8 Ship of Fools

  • credits

    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
    album: Track 5 in album From the Mars Hotel
    release date: 1974-6-27
    popularity : 192 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 4:20
    composer: Jerry Garcia
    lyricist: Robert Hunter

    Album Information

    label: Grateful Dead Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin