Delta Dawn

Helen Reddy

Delta Dawn

-Artist: Helen Reddy from "Helen Reddy's Greatest Hits": EMI ST 11467

-peak Billboard position # 1 for 1 week in 1973

-Words and Music by Alex Harvey and Larry Collins


Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on?

Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?

And did I hear you say he was a-meetin' you here today

To take you to his mansion in the sky-eye?

She's forty-one and her daddy still calls 'er "baby"

All the folks 'round Brownsville say she's crazy

'cause she walks downtown with her suitcase in her hand

Lookin' for a mysterious dark-haired man

In her younger days they called her Delta Dawn

Prettiest woman you ever laid eyes on

Then a man of low degree stood by her side

Promised her he'd take her for his bride





Transcribed by Robin Hood

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