Althea Chords – Grateful Dead

In this article, you are going to learn Althea Chords. This song is sung and composed by Grateful Dead.

Coming to the chords, we have used open chords in this song and there are two barre chords used in this song. The chord progression is as follows.

Althea Chords

Song Althea
Artist Grateful Dead
Chords Bm, A, E, C#m, D, G





[Verse 1]

(Bm)I told Al(A)thea I was (E)feeling (A)lost, (Bm)lacking in (A)some di(E)rection.

(Bm)Althea told (A)me upon (E)scruti(A)ny that my (Bm)back (A)might need pro(E)tection.


I (A)told Althea that (C#m)treachery was (D)tearing me (A)limb from limb.

Al(C#m)thea told me better (E)cool down boy, (Bm)settle back, (A)easy Jim.(E)






[Verse 2]

(Bm)You may be (A)Saturday’s (E)child, all (A)grown,

(Bm)Moving with (A)a pinch of (E)grace.

(Bm)You may be a (A)clown in (E)the burying (A)ground,

(Bm)Or just another (A)pretty (E)face.


(A)You may be the fate of (C#m)Ophelia, (D)sleeping and perchance to (A)dream.

(C#m)Honest to the point of (E)recklessness, (Bm)self-centered(A) in the (E)extreme.






[Verse 3]

(Bm)Ain’t nobody (A)messing with (E)you, but (A)you,

(Bm)Your friends are (A)getting most (E)concerned.

(Bm)Loose with the (A)truth, baby (E)it’s your (A)fire, (Bm)but baby (A)don’t get (E)burned.


(A)When the smoke has (C#m)cleared, she said, (D)that’s what she said (A)to me.

(C#m)Gonna want a bed to (E)lay your head (Bm)and a little (A)sympathy.(E)







(D)There are things you (G)can replace, (E)and others you cannot.

(D)The time has come to (G)weigh those things.

(E)This space is getting hot, (Bm)you know this (A)space is getting (E)hot.






[Verse 4]

(Bm)I told Al(A)thea I’m a (E)roving (A)sign, (Bm)and I was (A)born to be a ba(E)chelor.

(Bm)Althea told (A)me, okay(E), that’s (A)fine, (Bm)so (A)now I’m trying to (E)catch her.


(A)Can’t talk to you without (C#m)talking to me,

We’re (D)guilty of the same old (A)thing.

(C#m)Been thinking a lot about(E) less and less

(Bm)And forgetting(A) the love we (E)bring.





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