Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead)


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 callin my eye
Coulda been an illusion but I might as well try
Might as well try

She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes
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 evenin when the dealin got rough
She was too pat to open, too cool to bluff
As I picked up my matches and was closin the door
I had one of them flashes like I been here before
Been here before

Well I ain't often right but I've never been wrong
Seldom turns out the way it does in the song
Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right

There ain't nothin wrong with the way that she moves
Or scarlet begonias or a touch of the blues
There's nothin' wrong with the way she caught my eye
I had to learn the hard way, oh, to let her pass by
Let her pass by

The wind in the willows plays tea for two
Sky was yellow and the sun was blue
Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand
And everybody playing in the heart of gold band
Heart of gold band