Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead - Althea guitar tab


Althea -- Grateful Dead (Hunter/Garcia)

INTRO: Bm - A - E - A - Bm - A - E - Bm - A - E - A - Bm - A - E

Bm A E A Bm A E

I told Althea I was feeling lost, lacking in some direction.

Bm A E A Bm A E

Althea told me upon scrutiny that my back might need protection.

A C#m D A

I told Althea that treachery was tearing me limb from limb.

C#m E A Bm A E

Althea told me better cool down boy, settle back, easy Jim.

Bm A E A

You may be Saturday's child, all alone,

Bm A E

Moving with a tinge of grace.

Bm A E A

You may be a clown in the burying ground,

Bm A E

Or just another pretty face.

A C#m D A

You may meet in the fate of Ophelia sleeping and penchant to dream.

C#m E Bm A E

Honest to the point of recklessness, self-centered in the extreme.

Bm A E A

Ain't nobody messing with you, but you,

Bm A E

Your friends are getting most concerned.

Bm A E A Bm A E

Loose with the truth baby it's your fire but baby don't get burned.

A C#m D A

When the smoke has cleared, she said, that's what she said to me.

C#m E Bm A E

Gonna want a bed to lay your head and a little sympathy.


There are things you can replace, and others you cannot.


The time has come to weigh those things.

E Bm A E

This space is getting hot, you know this space is getting hot.

Bm A E A Bm A E

I told Althea I'm a roving son, and I was born to be a bachelor.

Bm A E Bm A E

Althea told me, okay, that's fine so now I'm trying to catch her.

A C#m

Can't talk to you about talking to me,


We're guilty of the same old thing.

C#m A

Been talking a lot about less and less

Bm A E

And forgetting the love we bring.

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