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Lyr Req: Stella

Vincent Jones 12 Jun 19 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,Starship 12 Jun 19 - 03:31 PM
Dave Hanson 12 Jun 19 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,Starship 12 Jun 19 - 03:48 PM
Joe Offer 12 Jun 19 - 04:46 PM
Vincent Jones 12 Jun 19 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Starship 12 Jun 19 - 07:07 PM
Vincent Jones 13 Jun 19 - 07:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Stella
From: Vincent Jones
Date: 12 Jun 19 - 02:42 PM

It's a beautiful song I heard many years ago from a visiting American student, the story of a poor musician singing of/to his Stella guitar.

I never got to ask the performer about it, and I've never heard it since.

Anyone know it?

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stella
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 12 Jun 19 - 03:31 PM

Could it be a Leadbelly song? He called his 12-string guitar Stella.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stella
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Jun 19 - 03:36 PM

Leadbelly's 12 string was a Stella, not his name for it.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stella
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 12 Jun 19 - 03:48 PM

True enough.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stella
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jun 19 - 04:46 PM

Vincent, can you remember any phrases from the song that might help us find it?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stella
From: Vincent Jones
Date: 12 Jun 19 - 05:49 PM

Sadly, I can't recall any words, Joe, just remember its beauty. It referred to the Stella make of guitar, of course, but it's not a song by Leadbelly (the only musician who I think spoke about his Stella).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stella
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 12 Jun 19 - 07:07 PM

Vincent, was it done by male or female? Absolutely any details you have will help. When did you hear it? Where? Etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stella
From: Vincent Jones
Date: 13 Jun 19 - 07:53 AM

Thanks for the interest - this is a great forum.

I was running the folk 'n' blues evenings in Cartmel Bar in Lancaster University (that developed out of the more formal Folk and Poetry Evenings - hence the capital letters - that the once famous English lecturer and CPGB member David Craig had started). It was around 1976-1977 - a mere 42 years ago.

It was sung by a bloke, as I say, an American lad (all I remember is that he looked a little like Jim Croce). He was almost certainly from the University of Colorado at Boulder as they had an exchange programme with Lancaster.


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