All About Eve — Scarlet

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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 1
D|---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 1
D|---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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|---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 1
D|---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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|---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 1
D|---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

U
D|-------------------|
B|--3----------------|
A|--0----------------| fill 1
D|--0----------------|
G|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

Chorus 1
U D
D|-----------0-------|
B|-----------3--3----|
A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1
D|--------------0----|
G|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

D U D D U D D U D
D U
D|-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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

I think that I've found out what No-ones about to tell me

U D
D|-----------0-------|
B|-----------3--3----|
A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1
D|--------------0----|
G|-------------------|
E|-------------------|
U D
U D
D|-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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
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 1
D|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

Verse 2

rake
D|------0-------0----|------0--------0---|------0------0-----|-----3-3-------3---|
B|--------0-------0--|--------0--------0-|--------0------0---|-------------------|
A|-5-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 1
D|-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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|---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 1
D|-------------------|---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 D
D|-----------0-------|
B|-----------3--3----|
A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1
D|--------------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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

Think that I've found out what No'ones about to tell me

U D
D|-----------0-------|
B|-----------3--3----|
A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1
D|--------------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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |muted
rake |
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------3h4p3-------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------0-------3-s5-|
guitar 2
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | | muted
rake |
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------5h7-0-8--|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------0---------|
A|-------0h1p0-------|-------------------|-------------------|--------0----------|
guitar 2
D|-------------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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |

D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 2
D|---------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
U
D|---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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

Lamenting your fall And carving it all into Stone here

D
U D U
D|---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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

And skimming them into the River Just for you

Chorus 3 and Guitar Solo 2

U D
D|-----------0-------|
B|-----------3--3----|
A|--------------5----| Pickup bar
guitar 1
D|--------------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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |muted
rake |
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------3h4p3-------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------0-------3-s5-|
guitar 2
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |muted
rake |
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------5h7-0-8--|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------0---------|
A|-------0h1p0-------|-------------------|-------------------|--------0----------|
guitar 2
D|-------------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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |
|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-------0h1p0-------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 2
D|-------------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 1
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | |
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
guitar 2
D|-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