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The Grateful Dead: Dark Star
Transcribed By Jeff Lewis

The Grateful Dead: Dark star
Source: Live Dead


Scale used for the majority of the song: (D-major)

Dark Star-Introduction

Phil’s Part-(Left Speaker)
E-----------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------
G-----------7------------7----------------------------
D---9p8-9-------9p8-9------5h7-5-7-5----------5--5-7--
A--------------------------------------7-5h7---7------
E-----------------------------------------------------

Bob’s Part-(Right Speaker)
E--- -------------------------------------------------
B-----5-------3-3------5--7^8-------------------------
G---6---4--4-4-4 -----6---6^6-9-7---------------------
D-------5--5------------------9-9---------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------

Jerry’s & Phils Part-(Left & Right Speaker)
E-----------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------
D---------5p0--5-5-----------------5--5-5h7--------
A---0-5h7----7-------0h2-0-0---5h7--7--------------
E-----------------------------5--------------------
Note: If you have a 4-track or a friend who plays,
the above parts are a good way to learn to improvise using
the D-major scale pictured at the begining. Record or have
your friends play the two parts above repeatedly. This will
provide you with a cool groove to jam over. Have fun!


Intro-Jerry Solo
Time: (2:00)

E--------9-10-12---------9-10-12--14/12----------9-10-12--14-12
B---10-12---------8-10-12-----------------8-10-12--------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------


E----------9-10-12--14-12--------------12-14-12-14-15p14-15-15^17
B---8-10-12--------------------12-14-15--------------------------
G-------------------------12-14----------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------


E---17p15p14h15--15-15-15-14-12---10-14-12-10--10p9p7-9--7----------
B-------------------------------12------------------------10-8-10^12
G-------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------


E-------------------------------------------------------------------
B---12-12p10p8---------Rake--8--6b7--7p5--5-------------------------
G---------------6-7-9---------9---------7---4-4p2p0-4-0-2--3--------
D---------------------------------------------------------2---------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------


E-------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------
G---4-2-0-2---0-----------------------------
D-----------4--4-2-0-2-4--4^9-7-7-7---------
A-------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------

(Break)

E-----------------12-14-15^17-17/14---12-14-14b14--12------------------
B--------12-14-15-------------------15---------------15p14h15-14-12----
G--12-14-----------------------------------------------------------14--
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------


E---------------12----------12-----------------------------------------
B---------15-14----14-12------14-12-14-12-14----------12--14-12--------
G---12-14----------------14-----------------14--12-14----------14------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----14--12-14-12----------------14-14-12-14-12-14b14-12--------------
D-----------------14-12-14-14----------------------------14------------
A---12--------------------------12-------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse
Time:( )

Dark star crashes,
pouring its light into ashes
Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis
Search light casting, for faults in the clouds of dillusion
Shall we go, you and I while we can
Through the transitive night fall of diamonds
Mirror shatters,
in formless reflections of matter
Glass hand disolving in ice petal flowers revolving
Lady in velvet recedes in the nights of good-bye
Shall we go, you and I while we can
Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds


Jerry During Verse

E----------------------------------------------------------
B---3^5---5^3---2h3--2-------------------------------------
G----------------------2h4--2--0----0-----0--2--0----------
D-------------------------------------------------2--------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------
Dark            star      crashes  pouring       its     light       into      ashes

Verse Ending

E-----------------------------0------------------------0----
B---2--3--5--3--2--3--2--0----0------------------------2----
G--------------------------0--0------------------------2----
D---2--4--5--4--2--4--2--0----2------------------------2----
A-----------------------------2----------0--2-2p0-2----0----
E-----------------------------0---0-2-3----------------0----
    You  and   I   while    we can


E-------------------------------0---------------------------
B---2--3--5--3--2--3--2--0------0---------------------------
G--------------------------0----0---------------------------
D---2--4--5--4--2--4--2--0--4---2---------------------------
A-------------------------------2--------0--2---------------
E-------------------------------0--0-2-3--------------------
     The  tranasitive  night fall of diamonds

Jerry Solo
Time:(14:42)
E--------------------------------------------------------
B----------8-7----7-8-10p7-8-7---------------------------
G----9-7-9----7-9-------------7h9-9--------------5-------
D---7------------------------------7-7-95-7-7-5-7--5-----
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------
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