"Delta Dawn" as written 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 ameetin' you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky

She's forty one and her daddy still calls her baby
All the folks around Brownsville say she's crazy
'Cause she walks downtown with a 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
And promised her he'd take her for his bride

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 ameetin' you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky



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"Delta Dawn" as written by Larry Collins Alex Harvey

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    General Commenti thought helen reddy originally did this song?
    Nova_Crashon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah. I guess it was released JUST before Bette Midler's... And then later it became a somewhat hit with Tanya Tucker.
    Buddha of Suburbiaon February 19, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationShe is remorseful about the way she treated her first real love, having gotten caught up in her beauty and what it would buy. Ultimately, she was heartbroken and unfulfilled. She's committing suicide by train, carrying a suitcase of memoirs important to her.
    2Biff2on June 19, 2017   Link

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