Scarlet Begonias Lyrics

Sublime


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
album: Track 26 in album 40 oz. to Freedom
release date: 1992
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length: 3:08
drums: Bud Gaugh
electric bass guitar: Eric Wilson
electric guitar: Bradley Nowell
mix: Michael "Miguel" Happoldt, Chris Holden
recording: Gary Davis
sound: Michael "Miguel" Happoldt
lead vocals: Bradley Nowell
composer: Jerry Garcia
lyricist: Robert Hunter

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As I was walkin' down rub-a-dub square
Not a chill to the window but a little to the air
From another direction she was calling my eye
It 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 asking she was into the blues
She wore scarlet begonias tucked into her curls
I knew right away she was not like other girls, like other girls

Well I ain't never been right as I ain't never been wrong
As everything works out the way it does in this song
Cause once in a while you get shown in the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right

It was the summer of love and I thank the stars above
Because the women took a lovin' over me
And just to gain her trust, I bought a microbus
Because I sold off all my personal property

A tie-tie-dyed dress, she was a psychedelic mess
We toured to the north, south, east and west
We sold some mushroom tea,
We sold some ecstasy,
We sold nitrous, opium, acid, heroin and PCP
And now I hear the police coming after me
Yes now I hear the police coming after me
The one scarlet with the flowers in her hair,
She's got the police coming after me

Well there ain't nothing wrong with the way she moves
All scarlet begonias and a touch of the blues
And there ain't nothin' wrong with the love that's in her eyes
I had to learn the hard way just to let her pass by, let her pass by.
Oh just let her pass by

Track Listing

  • 1 Waiting for My Ruca
  • 2 Get Out!
  • 3 40 oz. to Freedom
  • 4 Smoke Two Joints
  • 5 We’re Only Gonna Die for Our Arrogance
  • 6 Don’t Push
  • 7 5446 / Ball and Chain
  • 8 Badfish
  • 9 Lets Go Get Stoned
  • 10 New Thrash
  • 11 Scarlet Begonias
  • 12 Live at E’s
  • 13 D.J.s
  • 14 Chica Me Tipo
  • 15 Right Back
  • 16 What Happened
  • 17 New Song
  • 18 Ebin
  • 19 Date Rape / Rawhide
  • 20 Hope
  • 21 KRS-One
  • 22 Rivers of Babylon
  • 23 Thanx