ebick wrote:cunamara wrote:"Correct" is relative given that the Dead reharmonized tunes and changed arrangements all the time- sometimes from one performance to the next. You have to pick what you think is the definitive version.
In "Brokedown Palace" the version on rukind.org is transposed down a whole step- as you note- but also has a variation in the harmony compared to the version on "Dead Set," the line:
All the tabs list the album that the version represents. In this case, American Beauty, not Dead Set. For American Beauty, the key is correct.
...which would be the same as the live versions from 1970-1974.
For live versions 1977-1995, simply raise the key by one whole step, and drop the "doo-doo-doo"'s.