Scarlet Begonias

Album: From The Mars Hotel (1974)
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  • 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 calling my eye
    It could be an illusion
    But I might as well try, might as well try

    She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes
    And I knew without asking 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 thick of the evening when the dealing got rough
    She was too pat to open and too cool to bluff
    As I picked up my matches and
    Was closing the door
    I had one of those flashes
    I'd been there before, been there before

    Well I ain't often right
    But I've never been wrong
    It 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

    Well, there ain't nothing wrong with the way she moves
    Or scarlet begonias or a touch of the blues
    And there's nothing wrong with
    The look that's in her eye
    I had to learn the hard way
    To let her pass by, let her pass by

    The wind in the willows played tea for two
    The sky was yellow and the sun was blue
    Strangers stopping strangers
    Just to shake their hand
    Everybody's playing
    In the Heart of Gold Band
    Heart of Gold Band Writer/s: Jerome J. Garcia, Robert C. Christie Hunter
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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