All About Eve - Scarlet tab

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Subject: TAB: Scarlet by All About Eve
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 10:16:22 +0100

				'Scarlet' by All About Eve

>From the album 'Scarlet and Other Stories'
(also available on the compilation 'Winter Words, Hits and Rareties')

Transcribed by Wayne Ellis 	email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk

This song uses 2 acoustic guitars.
The guitars are tuned as follows: E G D A B D (from low to high)

Intro

D|------0--------0---|------0--------0---|------0--------0---|------0------------|B|--------0--------0-|--------0--------0-|--------0--------0-|--------0----------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------0---0-|
guitar 1D|---0--------0------|---0---------0-----|---0--------0------|---0--------0---0--|
(play twice)G|--0--------0-------|--0-------2s3------|--0--------0-------|--0--------3---2---|E|-3--------3--------|-3-----------------|-3--------3--------|-3-----------------|
Verse 1
D|------0--------0---|------0--------0---|------0--------0---|------3--3----3-0--|B|--------0--------0-|--------0--------0-|--------0--------0-|-------------------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1D|---0--------0------|---0--------0------|---0--------0------|---0---------------|
G|--0--------0-------|--0--------0-------|--0--------0-------|--0----------------|E|-3--------3--------|-3--------3--------|-3--------3--------|-3---------3-------|
Dress me in scarlet Ribbons and bows So everyone knows
D|------5-2----0h2-2-|----3-5---0--3p2-0-|------3-0---0-0----|------0------------|B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|---0---------------|---0-------0---0---|G|-------------------|-------------------|--0-------0--------|--0-------0---0----|E|-------------------|-------------------|-3-----------------|-3-------0---1-----|
hiding a face hadn't the grace to go free
D|------3-0------0---|------0--------0---|------0--------0---|-------3-3------3--|B|-----------------0-|--------0--------0-|--------0--------0-|-------------------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1D|---0--------0------|---0--------0------|---0--------0------|-------------------|
G|--0--------0-------|--0--------0-------|--0--------0-------|-------------------|E|-3--------3--------|-3--------3--------|-3--------3--------|----3--------3-----|
Dress me in shadows Sad April skies Have opened my eyes
D|------5-2----0h2-2-|----3-5---0--3p2-0-|------0-0-----0-0--|-----0--------0----|B|-------------------|-------------------|---------------(3)-|-------0-----------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|---0-------0-------|---0-------0-------|G|-------------------|-------------------|--0-------0--------|--0-------0--------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-3-------3---------|-3-------3---------|
To the lie that I live And given the river Away
D|------0--------0-0-|------0--------0---|------0------0-----|-----0-0-------0---|B|--------3----------|--------0--------0-|-----(0)0---(0)0---|----(0)-------(0)--|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1D|---0--------0------|---0--------0------|---0-------0-------|---0--------0------|G|--0--------0-------|--0--------0-------|--0-------0--------|--0--------0-------|E|-3--------3--------|-3--------3--------|-3-------3---------|-3-------3---------| * fill 1 overdub
I'll change these clothes If I want to And I do
UD|-------------------|B|--3----------------|A|--0----------------| fill 1D|--0----------------|G|-------------------|E|-------------------|
Chorus 1 U DD|-----------0-------|B|-----------3--3----|A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1D|--------------0----|G|-------------------|E|-------------------|
D U D D U D D U D D UD|-0--0-0--0--0-0----|-0--0-0--0--0-0----|-0--0-0--0--0-0----|-0--0-0--0--0------|B|-3--3-3--3--3-3----|-3--3-3--3--3-3----|-3--3-3--3--3-3----|-3--3-3--3--3------|A|-5-------5---------|-5-------5---------|-5-------5---------|-5-------5---------|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
I think that I've found out what No-ones about to tell me
U DD|-----------0-------|B|-----------3--3----|A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1D|--------------0----|G|-------------------|E|-------------------|
U D U DD|-0--0-0--0--0-0----|-0--0-0--0--0-0----|-0--0-0--0---------|---0------0--------|B|-3--3-3--3--3-3----|-3--3-3--3--3-3----|-3--3-3--3---------|---3--3---3--3-----|A|-5-------5---------|-5-------5---------|-5-------5--0------|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
I think that I've found out I Don't wear scarlet well
D|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|G|-------------------|E|-------------------|
Verse 2
rakeD|------0-------0----|------0--------0---|------0------0-----|-----3-3-------3---|B|--------0-------0--|--------0--------0-|--------0------0---|-------------------|A|-5-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1D|-0----------0------|---0--------0------|---0-------0-------|---0---------------|G|-0---------0-------|--0--------0-------|--0-------0--------|--0----------------|E|----------3--------|-3--------3--------|-3-------3---------|-3----------3------|
Waiting before me Poets and painters May say
D|------5-2----0h2-2-|----3-5---0--3p2-0-|------0------0-0---|-----0-0-------0---|B|-------------------|-------------------|--------3----------|-------------------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|---0-------0-------|---0---------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|--0-------0--------|--0----------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-3-------3---------|-3-------3---------|
Stumble our way Kick off your redshoes And fly now
D|------0-------0----|------0--------0---|------0------0-----|-----0--------0----|B|--------3-------3--|--------0--------0-|--------0------0---|-------0-----------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1D|-------------------|---0--------0------|---0-------0-------|---0-------0-------|G|-------------------|--0--------0-------|--0-------0--------|--0-------0--------|E|-------------------|-3--------3--------|-3-------3---------|-3-------3---------|
I'll die And I do Chorus 2 and Guitar Solo 1
U DD|-----------0-------|B|-----------3--3----|A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1D|--------------0----|G|-------------------|E|-------------------|
X X U D U D (picking pattern same throughout for guitar 1)D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--------|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--------|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Think that I've found out what No'ones about to tell me
U DD|-----------0-------|B|-----------3--3----|A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1D|--------------0----|G|-------------------|E|-------------------|
D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |muted rake |D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------3h4p3-------| A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------0-------3-s5-|
guitar 2D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Think that I've found out I Don't wear Scarlet Well
D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | | muted rake |D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------5h7-0-8--| B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------0---------|A|-------0h1p0-------|-------------------|-------------------|--------0----------|
guitar 2D|-------------3-s7--|-------------------|-s5-s5-s5-s5--3--0-|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| | | | |
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 2D|---------5-8-7-5---|----------1--7p5p0-|-7p5p0-(X4)--------|G|------s7-----------|-------------------|----------------7--|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| *play the 7p5p0 phrase 5 times in all
There may be a mandolin track buried in the mix on this chorus.
Verse 3 X X U D U D (picking pattern same throughout this verse) U U UD|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0--0---0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--------|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--------|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Always before me (Always before me) Poets and sages May say we've been
D|------5-2----0h2-2-|----3-5---0--3p2-0-|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|-------------------|-------------------|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|-------------------|-------------------|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Lamenting your fall And carving it all into Stone here
D U D UD|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0---------------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3--3-3-3-3---|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5--5-5-5-5---|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
And skimming them into the River Just for you Chorus 3 and Guitar Solo 2
U DD|-----------0-------|B|-----------3--3----|A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1D|--------------0----|G|-------------------|E|-------------------|
X X U D U D (picking pattern same throughout for guitar 1)D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
I think that I've found out what No'ones about to Tell me
D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
I think that I've found out the place Where Angels fell from
D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |muted rake |D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------3h4p3-------| A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------0-------3-s5-|
guitar 2D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
I think that I've found out I don't Wear scarlet well
D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |muted rake |D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------5h7-0-8--| B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------0---------|A|-------0h1p0-------|-------------------|-------------------|--------0----------|
guitar 2D|-------------3--7--|-------------------|-s5-s5-s5-s5--3--0-|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| | | | |
|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A|-------0h1p0-------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 2D|-------------3--7--|-------------------|-s5-s5-s5-s5--3-s7-|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|---0------0--------|B|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|---3--3---3--3-----|A|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|---5--5---5--5-----|
guitar 1D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 2D|-s5-s5-s5-s5--3-s7-|-------------------|-s5-s5-s5-s5--3--0-|G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
TAB Key h - hammer on p - pulloff s - slide X - mute with palm of picking hand U - upstroke D - downstroke () - incidental note rake - exagerate the strumming of the chord (but not enough for it to be an arpeggio) Notes ** Tuning ** The tuning used for this song is EGDABD - this isn't a regular 'open tunings' (at least not ones that I could find any reference to). A lot of people think that deriving tunings from a record is a 'black art' - but it can be straight forward if you just think about it logically. Listen for open strings, and think about finger positions. The tuning used here was derived mainly using the song intro, and confirmed in other parts of it. If you start with standard tuning: EADGBE, the tuning can be derived as follows. The 2 highest notes which are left ringing sound to be open strings - so we have X X X X B D The first 2 notes of the common picked pattern are doubled notes - so a logical step would be to tune the A down to G giving: X G X X B D The descending run which occurs in bar 4, contains open strings, the highest note which is picked is an 'A' - implying that the G - string needs to be tuned up to an open A, giving: X G D A B D The only undefined string is the low E-string, which can be left tuned to E since the doubled G note can be played quite easily on the 3rd fret. If you then look at verse 1 bar 8, there is an ascending little riff which uses the lowest 3 strings in open positions, confirming the tuning to be: E G D A B D (low to high) ** Playing Notes ** Technically this song is quite a simple one. All the verses (except verse 3) consist of a single picked pattern, (with embellishments here and there) and a single string melody. When playing the bars with the common picking pattern let the D and B strings ring out. Verse 3 which uses the same shapes as the chorus. Guitar 1 plays the main parts in the song. The chorus' all use the same shape which correspond to 3 D-notes being played in unison. When playing the chorus' make sure you spend some time getting the picking attack right and the overall feel. If you play it just as its written down then its going to sound dull, flat, boring etc. Put a bit of life into it. Make sure your guitar is in tune, since the 3 D's in unison can sound fairly 'unforgiving' if your tuning isn't up to scratch. Guitar 2 is used in the guitar solos only. Both solos contain the same ideas with only minor variations between each other. The second guitar solo is used to bring the song to a close. Both solos convey a very Spanish/flamenco feel. If/when you play the rhythm track behind the guitar solo make sure you play it a little more vigourously than when its played in the normal chorus. In the song theres a lot going off in to hide what the guitar is doing. There are the usual orchestrial parts, 3-part vocal harmonies, a buried mandolin track on chorus 2 and a glockenspiel with delay on the guitar solo. Happy listening. This Transcription (c) DarkMusic 1995. Comments, corrections, requests and idle banter welcome. Wayne Ellis email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk
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