Scarlet Begonias Lyrics

Grateful Dead


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 : 116 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

Cover Art

Grateful Dead From the Mars Hotel cover art


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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