"Delta Dawn" as written by and Alex/collins Harvey....
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-meeting 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 around town with a suitcase 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
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 a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky


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"Delta Dawn [DVD][Live]" as written by Alex/collins Harvey

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    Song MeaningThe title character of "Delta Dawn" is a faded southern belle from Brownsville, Tennessee who at forty-one is obsessed to unreason by the long ago memory of an errant suitor. The song's lyrics describe how the woman regularly "walks downtown with a suitcase in her hand/ Looking for a mysterious dark haired man" who she says is "meeting her…today/ To take [her] to his mansion in the sky".

    The song is said to have been inspired by a woman named Dawn Parsworth who waited aimlessly for days for a man who had stood her up after promising to marry her.[citation needed] She would walk up to the bus-stop every day slowly becoming more and more mentally-ill. She was later admitted to a Brownsville asylum where she died in a ward cell.
    phreakwarson March 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti dont know
    nannyreedon June 13, 2008   Link

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