Delta Dawn

Story Behind The Song

As my name is really Delta I figured I had to give this song a go.... I have 3 daughters and a husband that wanted to name one of them Delta answerto that was an emphatic NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!. Such a sad song but I did it....

Song Description

She was left behind when promises to her went unfulfilled

Song Length 3:44 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Moving Subject Sanity/Insanity, Loneliness
Language English Era 1970 - 1979


Delta Dawn what's that flower you on?
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say
he was a-meeting you hear today
to take you to his mansion in the sky

She's forty-one and her daddy still calls her baby
All the folks round Brownsville say she's crazy
'cause she walks downtown with a suit case in her hand
Looking for a mysterious dark-haired man

In her younger days they called her Delta Dawn
prettiest woman you ever laid eyes on
than a man of low degree stood by her side
And promised her he'd take her for his bride.

Chorus x 5

good version of a popular country folk song, good voice , nice clear vocals and arrangements work well

Thanks for this, don't know what to say really, it's Delta Dawn. A very good version however with great vocal and recording. should, and probably does go down very well in the folk clubs and bars.

Lyrics Alex Harvey Music Larry Collins
Producer Joe Podlesny Publisher Joe Podlesny
Performance Delta Burnett Reed/music arranger Joe Podlesny Label Avocet Studio
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