Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 12 days of Zeppelin: Robert Plant's handwritten lyrics to 'Please Read the Letter'

On the fourth day of Zeppelin, my true love gave to me:
Robert Plant's handwritten lyrics to "Please Read the Letter"

Robert Plant has joined several other musicians in donating handwritten song lyrics to the Americana Music Association.

A two-page set of autographed and handwritten lyrics to "Please Read the Letter," one of the tracks from Plant's Raising Sand album with Alison Krauss, is now up for auction until Dec. 17.

It is currently the second most expensive item of its kind in the auction, just a shade behind the auction for John Prine's handwritten lyrics to "Angel from Montgomery."

With a week left to go before bidding closes for the lyrics Plant signed and dated Dec. 2 in Nashville, the leading bidder is set to shell out $650.

Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association, spoke with on Wednesday about the auction and about Americana music in general. There's even a reference to a Nashville Scene cover story from July 2008 on Ringo Starr.

You may be interested to hear what Hilly had to say to when asked for any news regarding the status of a second collaborative album from Plant and Krauss.

To bid on the handwritten lyrics from Robert Plant seen above, register at the auction site. Similar items up for auction include:

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