The Only Time Is Now

The Only Time Is Now

Postby weedar » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:51 am

For some reason (as if I needed one) I pulled "Birth of the
Dead" out of the shelf and stuck it in my stereo. And now
I'm sitting here wondering why there is no tab for "The
Only Time Is Now" - I love that song!

Anybody know where I can find it? :smile:
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Postby tigerstrat » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:57 pm

The "Beatles" phase of GD writing at its best! I've performed that one a couple of times on bass with my side band that focuses on primal Pig-era Dead. I'm so bad remembering some of that stuff though... at the moment, all I can remember is the A,E intro. Very reminiscent of Harrison's "If I Needed Someone"
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Postby whitelacestrange » Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:00 pm

a bunch of tabs are missing from this site, the dead did so many songs its diffucutly to find and tab them all. i made a topic just like this one like to months ago a know one answered it, so i just came to the conclusion the dead just were to amazing, and did so much great stuff we havnt gotten to it all yet.
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Postby tigerstrat » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:40 pm

roughly (and hastily... and possibly inaccurately)

intro: A Asus2 A Asus2

A ,G , D ,,,

Am , G , D ,,,

Bm , G , D , A ,

____D_________________C____G_______A_____
and remember that the only time is now
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Postby phreaker » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:52 pm

Hey Strat, thanks a lot man!

i knew the "A" opening, but i was blank from there.

there are still those of us who really dig that early stuff, man. dont be shy to throw a few chord charts or tabs out there.
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Postby weedar » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:13 am

Wonderful tigerstrat, great job!

Does this seem correct? I can't decide..

"The only time is now"
(Lyrics: Garcia, music: The Grateful Dead)

Intro: A Asus2 A Asus2

A______________G___________________D
Oh I know there is no place you can go to
Am________________________G______D
And I know you don't know anyone at all
Bm________________G________D__________A
So come walking in the sun with me my little one
____D_________________C____G_______A_____
And remember that the only time is now

Well strange is the story your eyes tell me
And quiet all the few words that you say
So come and hold my hand for you see I'd understand
And remember that the only time is now

Oh I come to you a ragged laughing stranger
And you come to me an angel of the night
So I'll dance and we will sing, for it doesn't mean a thing
To remember that the only time is now

So forget about your yesterdays of sorrow
And forget about the darkness you have seen
For there's only you and me at the edge of an endless sea
And remember that the only time is now
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Postby tigerstrat » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:53 pm

Yeah, I'm starting to really dig the singing in that tune... "...of an endless sea" I love those 3rd lines of the verse.

A whole slough of those very early Warlock/Test-era tunes don't seem to show up on any of the top tab/chord sites. Off the radar scope of the majority of Deadheads!! (no polls were taken)

It's funny, because I am learning all these "older than primal" tunes as a bassist, so with very few tunes that crossover into the "mainstream" Dead lexicon, it's like a totally different musical universe for me but still Dead to the core!

http://www.myspace.com/alligatorband for a couple of our clips.
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Re: The Only Time Is Now

Postby JonnyBoy » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:37 pm

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so that i can join in your discussion..
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