Stella Blue
Written, by Robert Hunter according to Box of Rain at the Chelsea Hotel in 1970.
Music: Jerry Garcia


Reprinted with permissions copyright Ice Nine Publishing





All the years combine
They melt into a dream
A broken angel sings
From a guitar

In the end there's just a song
Comes crying up the night
Through all the broken dreams
And vanished years

Stella Blue
Stella Blue

When all the cards are down
There's nothing left to see
There's just the pavement left
And broken dreams

In the end there's still that song
Comes crying like the wind
Down every lonely street
That's ever been

Stella Blue
Stella Blue

I've stayed in every blue light cheap hotel
Can't win for trying
Dust off those rusty strings just one more time
Gonna make them shine

It all rolls into one
And nothing comes for free
There's nothing you can hold
For very long


And when you hear that song
Come crying like the wind
It seems like all this life
Was just a dream


Stella Blue
Stella Blue



First performance at the Hollywood Bowl on June 17, 1972. This was Pig pen's last show with the band.


Grateful Dead Recordings

studio 1973 Wake Of The Flood
19 Oct 1973 Dick's Picks Vol 19
20 Oct 1974 Steal Your Face
Oct 1974 Grateful Dead Movie (video)
21 Apr 1978 So Many Roads (1965-1995)
24 Mar 1990 Dozin' At The Knick
14 Jun 1991 View From The Vault II

Other Recordings

1994 Good Morning Mr Nobody - Howth Castle
1990 Box Of Rain - Robert Hunter
1999 Laughing Water - Jazz Is Dead

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