The scarlet tide    (video)    (intro)

 

    G - C - G    - C - G

 

      - - - - - - - G         D          G                             - G7      C

1. When I recall his parting words, must I accept        his fate,

         D           G         C             D

    or take myself far from this place ?

                        G          D            G                     - G7       C

    I thought I heard a black bell toll, a little bird         did sing,

              D          G                                D        G        - C - G

    man has no choice, when he wants everything.

 

                    D                      G

We'll rise above the scarlet tide

                     G         G7                 C

that trickles down throu...gh the mountain,

         D    G             C         D            G

and separates the widow from the bride.

 

+ C - G (3x)

 

      - - - - - - - - -  G            D        G                                           G7     C

2. Man goes beyond his own decision, gets caught up in the mechanism,

            D   G            C          D                            G              C        D

    of swindlers who act like kings, and brokers who break everything.

                        G                D      G                                    - G7      C

    The dark of night was swiftly fading close to the dawn        of day

                D         G                     D               G         - C - G

    Why would I want him just to lose him again ?

 

+ CHORUS     + C - G   + CHORUS

 

+ C - G (3x)

 

(orig. = capo 4th; Joan Baez version = capo 1st)   

 

    (Alison Krauss)