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Thread #29288   Message #4064341
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Jul-20 - 07:09 PM
Thread Name: John Dwyer - Songs & Stories -Guitar List photos
Subject: RE: John Dwyer - Songs & Stories
John M. Dwyer died in 1997, and his music and instruments and books and recordings went with various family members. My brother has the original guitar that Dad used for many years, and is preparing to take it to his daughter and her husband's family where there are lots of musicians. I asked him to please photograph the list of songs before it was out of his hands.

My son is a guitarist with several guitars of his own, so my brother took Dad's guitar to him to clean and restring, and they put it in a shiny new Amazon-ordered case (the old one was pretty crumbly but apparently did it's job in protecting the instrument all of these years.)

I remember reading remarks from people here at Mudcat about the lists of songs taped onto the back of his guitar, so I asked my brother to email them to me, saved them as non-lossy PNG files, and uploaded them to a file on Google Photos. I haven't used Google's uploaded Photos site much (I enjoyed Picasa, but that is a few years back now) and hope this stays the small set of photos I've uploaded now (and none of my dogs and garden populate it as time passes!)

A little background: Dad took guitar lessons from Don Firth in Seattle. I think Don is probably also the one who recommended the guitar that he purchased and used for all of those years. (He had other instruments, but when arthritis became a problem he stopped playing and sold the newer instruments). Don also advised a lot on song collection, performance, etc. and one of the interesting things (I've asked if he'll send it to me) in the guitar case was a small notebook. I put up the photo I was sent, and it includes a note Dad kept for himself from Don about how to put together a set list. This is probably a very old note that just always stayed in the case.

The photos should enlarge or download if any of you are interested to see his typed list and hand-written notes. John M. Dwyer guitar - taped song title lists.