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Morning Dew

The grateful dead
dick's picks volume three
disc 2 / track 7

Transcribed by Jeff lewis



Table of contents
 

Comments
 
 

Scales used
 
 

chords used
 
 

Words / chord progressions / licks / solos
 
 



comments

Thanks for checking out my newest Grateful Dead Guitar Tab, Morning Dew.
Although this is not the definitive version of the song it is still pretty good and will allow you to get the basic idea of the form and structure of the song.  The chord progression is pretty straight forward and the solos are not to difficult to learn except for solo 2 which starts of slow, but gets a little speedy at the end.

To get the fingering and position of the chords check out the Chord setion.  This will show you how to finger the chords and what frets they are played on.

The complete song, including chord progressions, words, guitar licks and solos can be found at the following or refer to the table of contents.  Everything you need to know to play this classic song is found here.

Note: I've included a basic tabbed rhythm progression that can be played during the verses of the song.
It is not neccesarily what is played in this song, but is the general way it has been played over the years.  Plus it's pretty cool once you get the hang of it.  You can find it here under Basic verse rhythm.

I've not completed all of the solos yet, so check back again to get the complete version.

Good luck and have fun!!!
 
 

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scales used

This is the scale that Jerry uses throughout this song, although certain notes maybe sharped or flatted at some points.  I suggest just learning this scale proficiently first, before tackling the solo's of  Morning Dew.  Plus, once you've got the scale down you can better understand the structure of Jerry's solo's and the notes played.


Fret:1    2    3    4   5    6    7    8    9   10   11   12   13  14   15

E-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
B-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|
G-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
D-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|
A-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
E-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
 
 

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chords used

The diagrams below show the chords used with in this song
and the various positions that they can be played on the neck.

For the majority of the verse, the chords are all played with in the 1st position
(1st 3 fretts), where as the upper neck forms are used during the solos mainly.
 

Three positions of the D chord on the neck

Fret:1    2    3        5    6    7             10   11   12
E-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
B-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|
Do|---|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
A-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Three positions of the c chord on the neck

Fret:1    2    3        3    4    5             8    9   10
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
B-|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
Go|---|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|
D-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
A-|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Three positions of the g chord on the neck

Fret:1    2    3        7    8    9             10  11   12
E-|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Bo|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
Go|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
Do|---|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
A-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Two positions of the f chord on the neck

Fret:1    2    3        8    9   10
E-|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
B-|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
D-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
A-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Two positions of the em chord on the neck

Fret:1    2    3        7    8    9
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Bo|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Go|---|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
D-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
A-|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Eo|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|



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words / chord progressions / licks / solos

Intro

Basic verse rhythm

                                     D                      C         G        D

Walk me out in the mornng dew my honey,

Lick #2

                                       D                      C          G     D

Walk me out in the morning dew today.

                                F                                C         EM     D

I can't walk you out in the morning dew my honey.

                                   F                                C         EM   D

I can't walk you out in the morning dew today.

Lick #3

I thought I heard a baby cry this morning,
 

I though I heard  a baby cry this today.
 

You didn't hear no baby cry this morning,
 

You didn't hear no baby cry today.

Lick #4

I thought I heard a young man morn this morning,
 

I thought I heard a young man morn today.
 

I thought I heard a young man morn this morning,
 

I can't walk you out in the morning dew today.

Lick #5

Where have all the people gone my honey,
 

Where have all the people gone today.
 

There's no need for you to be worrying about all those people,
 

You never see those people anyways.

walk up lick

1st solo

                                     D                      C         G        D

Walk me out in the mornng dew my honey,

                                       D                      C          G     D

Walk me out in the morning dew today.

                                F                                C         EM     D

I can't walk you out in the morning dew my honey.

                                            F                   C      EM    D

I guess it doesn't matter anyway.

                                            F                   C      EM    D

I guess it doesn't matter anyway.

                                            F                   C      EM    D

I guess it doesn't matter anyway.

2nd solo
 

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intro and rhythm

E-----------------------------5p3h5-5--------------------------------
A------------------------5p3h5---------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------5----5---------------------
D-----------3-------2p0----------------5H7--5H7--5H7-0---------------
A---0-2-3--3-----0h2-------------------------------------------------
E-------------0h2----------------------------------------------------
 
 

E--3--3--3--3----------------------------------5p3h5-5---------------
A--2--2--2--2-----------------------------5p3h5----------------------
G--3--3--3--3----0H2P0-------------------------------------5---5-----
D--0--0--0--0---------4-0-----3------2p0----------------5H7-5H7-5H7-0
A--------------------------3-3----0h2--------------------------------
E------------------------------0h2-----------------------------------
 
 

E--------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------8s10-----------------------8--
G--------------------------------------9s11--11B12P11P9-9h11p9--9-9--
D--0h2-2s4-4h5--7h9p7--7--7h9p7--7--10--s12-------------------12--9--
A--------------------10--------10------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

E--10p8--------------7------------------------------------------------
A------10-8--7----7---10-7-------8---10p8--------8--------------------
G------------7---7-7-------7-7--9--------9----------------------------
D------------7--7-------------10-----------10b9-----------------------
A----------------------------------------------10---------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------



Basic verse Rhythm
used for the majority of the song

Click here to here the progression.

         D  D  D  D  D            C        G       D
       down down   up  down  down

E---3--3--3--3--3--------------------------------2--------------------
A---2--2--2--2--2--------------------1------1-3--3--------------------
G---3--3--3--3--3-----0H2P0----------0----0------2--------------------
D---0--0--0--0--0----------4-0----0H2-----0------0--------------------
A-----------------------------3---------2-----------------------------
E--------------------------------------3------------------------------
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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walk up lick to begin 1st solo
 

E---------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------7-8-10--13p12-13-14-14s15------------------
G--------------5p4-5-6-7--9-------------------------------------------
D--0-2-4-4h5-7--------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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jerry's 1st solo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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jerry's 2nd solo

E--------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------5------------------------------------------------------
D------5-7--8--8-7----------------------------------5----------------
A----8--------------8-7-------7-5-5-7-5-------5--7-8--7--8-5-7-5-----
E--------------------------------8---8-----------------8------8------
 

E--------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------7-10-9--7-9-10s12-10-9--9-----10-12--10-9---------------
A------7-8-10------10--------------12-10-12------------12-10-12------
E--8-10--------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

E--------------------------------12----------------------------------
B------------------------------15--13-15-15--15h13-13p12-13-15-13----
G-------11--12-11--11-11-----------------------------------------14--
D--12-14--14-----14------------------------------------------------15
A--------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

E--------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------12-------------------16--------------------------------------
D--14-15-------------------14----------------------------------------
A---------15----14-17-16-17------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------
 

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Lick #2

E--------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------9h10p9---------------------------------------
A-----5----5-5h7-7-7s9--------12-10-9--------------------------------
E--5h7--5-7----------------------------------------------------------

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Lick #3

E--------------------------------------------------------------------
B--15p13--15p13--12h13p12--------------------------------------------
G------------------------14--14h16p14s12-11--------------------------
D------------------------------------------12------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

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