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Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA or DELIA

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DELIA
DELIA (2)
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DELIA (5)
DELIA, DELIA
DELIA'S GONE


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Jeep man 21 Aug 03 - 07:49 PM
GUEST,Q 21 Aug 03 - 08:32 PM
GUEST,Q 21 Aug 03 - 09:08 PM
GUEST,Q 21 Aug 03 - 10:22 PM
Mark Clark 22 Aug 03 - 12:00 AM
GUEST 22 Aug 03 - 10:24 AM
greg stephens 22 Aug 03 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,Q 22 Aug 03 - 12:50 PM
12-stringer 22 Aug 03 - 06:15 PM
GUEST,Q 22 Aug 03 - 07:23 PM
Jeep man 22 Aug 03 - 08:01 PM
Jeep man 24 Aug 03 - 06:32 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: Jeep man
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 07:49 PM

I sure would love to sing this old song if I can figure out how. I am learning impaired when it comes to this.
There is lots about Delia in the Digitrad and the Forum but now chords.
I especially like Roy Bookbinder's version.

Also, what is the history of this song? A song about a female gambler being shot down by a lover has probably got a story behind it. Jim


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 08:32 PM

"History"
Newman I. White, American Negro Folk-Songs, 1925, says: "Note that in all the "Delie" songs, which are closely connected with "Frankie and Albert," if not originally the same song, the situation is reversed and the woman is shot by the man, instead of vice-versa."

There are probably several tunes used with the song; the meter varies from song to song.

See the explanation by Garst in thread 11867, an attempt to tie the song to an event. But note that the Delia's-Delie are quite different from one song to another. More than one Delia?
Another old song, "All I got's done gone," may be mixed in here as well.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 09:08 PM

Some not too good chords here and real Audio:
Delia

The story here is incorrect, taken mostly from The Traditional Ballad Indexcufresno. The song "Delie" (Delie Gone) was missed by the compilers of the Index and the date 1937 was attached. The song first appeared in a manuscript by M. L. Hamlin, 1924, collected by him in Durham, NC. and given to N. I. White (1925), thread 11867- "from memory of a song taught Frank Goodell of Spartanburg, SC, ... by an old Negro to whom he paid $1.00 to teach him to play the guitar." Learned probably between 1900 and 1904. No evidence of it ever being a honky-tonk song.
When it got to the Bahamas is unknown, but it was known in the South almost as early as the Frankie and Albert songs, if the informants are to be believed.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 10:22 PM

Sorry, everything I have found puts the bahamian beat to it.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 12:00 AM

There's a nice set of chords at Eric Wüstenberg's home page. Just click on “Delia's Gone” in the list on the left and the chords will be displayed in the center frame.

You'll also want to check out the whole site. If you don't read German, just copy Eric's URL into AltaVista's Babelfish and ask for a translation from the German. It isn't a great translation but it'll get you by.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 10:24 AM

Try this:
I             IV                  I
Delia cursed Tony; on a Saturday night
VI                IV               II                  V   
Cursed him such a wicked curse, he swore he'd take her life
         I             V               I
Delia's gone; one more round , Delia's gone

hope this helps,
b. nemerov


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: greg stephens
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 10:38 AM

Well the chords thejazzers use are
IC///IF///IC///IC7///I
IF/A7/IDm///ID7///G7///I
IC/A7/ID7/G7/IC/F/IC/G7I


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 12:50 PM

All of the entries seem to be for the bahamian-influenced version with the line 'one more round.'
Does anyone have chords for the version of "Delie-Delia" from the Carolinas with verses that end 'All I done had done gone'? Or know of a recording?
There is a recording by Blind Willie McTell; perhaps?
(For lyrics of a Carolina version see thread 11867: Delie


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: 12-stringer
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 06:15 PM

The McTell arrangement is chordally simple, just your standard C-F-G stuff.

(C) Delia (F) Delia, (C) take no one's advice
Last words I heard her say was (F) "Jesus Christ"
(C) Well, she's one more (G) rounder gone (C).

McTell recorded this a couple of times, with some differences in the lyrics and chorus. Gary Davis, as far as I can tell from Stefan Grossman's tab (I've never heard his record and can't read Grossman's tab very well), did it without the change to F in the first line, but that's the distinctive feature of McTell's version. Doesn't sound "right" to me without it.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 07:23 PM

Thanks, 12-srringer. McTell's version is DELIA(5) in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA
From: Jeep man
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 08:01 PM

Thanks, guys. I need all the help I can get. Jim


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Subject: Chord Req: 'DELIA' by The Book
From: Jeep man
Date: 24 Aug 03 - 06:32 PM

Roy Bookbinder has a really good version of DELIA on his Traveling Man CD. I need to figure out his guitar work on it. I think he is in a tuneing such as "D" bue not sure. Help appreciated. Jeep
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA or DELIA
From: Jeep man
Date: 24 Aug 03 - 10:20 PM

Refresh. Jim


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA or DELIA
From: M.Ted
Date: 24 Aug 03 - 10:58 PM

Try Nemerov's chord progression in the key of A, Jeepman--only on the "Delia's gone, one more round, Delia's Gone" play| A/D/A/E/A| (two stokes on each chord)--I like the Johnny Cash version best, and that's his key--unlike most, he sounds like he might have actually done it--


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA or DELIA
From: Jeep man
Date: 24 Aug 03 - 11:16 PM

Thanks to all. I still would like to learn Bookbinders chords and tuneings. Jim


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: DELIA or DEHLIA or DELIA
From: JeremyC
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 09:49 AM

Apologies if this has already been answered, but Roy Book Binder's version of Delia is basically "Cocaine Blues" with two extra chords: a C in G form (fifth fret barre across the D, G, and B strings with your little finger on the 8th fret) and an F in D form (play a D chord with your middle, ring, and little fingers, move it up three frets, and get the root (D string, third fret) with your index finger). All the rest of it is essentially Cocaine blues, and you play it in standard tuning. Book Binder does capo up two frets, though.


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