Delta Burnett Reed

Delta Burnett Reed

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World - Celtic | Winchester, New Hampshire, United States
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Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: 1/18/2021

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24

Song Description

She was left behind when promises to her went unfulfilled

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 Dawn.....my answerto that was an emphatic NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!. Such a sad song but I did it....

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Lyrics

Chorus:
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

Song Length
3:44
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Country - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Moving

Subject Matter
Sanity/Insanity, Loneliness


Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

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