Woman of the country now that I found you
Longing in your soft and fertile delta
And I whisper sighs to satisfy the longin'
For the warmth and tender shelter of my body

Oh, you're my, yes you're my, delta lady
Yes, you're my, me oh my, delta lady

Please don't ask how many times I found you
Standing wet and naked in the garden
And I think of days and different ways I held you
We were closely touchin', yes our heart was beatin'

Oh you're my, yes you're my, delta lady
And you're my, me oh my, delta lady

Oh, when I'm home again in England
I'll think of you, love (think about you, oh, I think about you)
Because, I love you, love

There are concrete mountains in the city
An pretty city women live inside them
And yet it seems, the city scene is lackin' you
I'm so glad you're waitin' for me in the country

Oh you're mine, yes you're my, delta lady
Said you're my, me oh my, my delta lady
And you're mine, yes you're my, my delta lady
Yeah you're mine, me oh my, delta lady
Said you're my, yes you're my, my delta lady
Yeah, you're mine


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  • +2
    General CommentThe legend says Leon Russell wrote this song for his then-lover Rita Coolidge.

    "Delta" is maybe the most obvious feminine naughty bit reference I've seen in any song. The Wet and naked bit may refer to Eden, since Rita denies ever being naked in Leon's garden.
    saddoofus13on March 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI want to share this song with someone from another planet who has never heard Rock and Roll music
    myhotelyearon May 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have read where ‘delta’ refers to the outline of Rita’s dark pubic hair visible through some of her dresses.
    wishicouldsingon July 31, 2019   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningFrom the title I presumed this was about a woman from the Mississppi Delta region. I have an overall fascination with Mississippi Delta Blues, along with songs about geographical places focusing on different genres of music. But the lyrics certainly suggest that this is about other triangles, as suggested by other comments.
    MamboManon April 20, 2021   Link

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