Delia, oh, Delia
Delia all my life
If I hadn't shot poor Delia
I'd have had her for my wife
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone

I went up to Memphis
And I met Delia there
Found her in her parlor
And I tied her to her chair
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone

She was low down and trifling
And she was cold and mean
Kind of evil make me want to
Grab my sub machine
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone

First time I shot her
I shot her in the side
Hard to watch her suffer
But with the second shot she died
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone

But jailer, oh, jailer
Jailer, I can't sleep
'Cause all around my bedside
I hear the patter of Delia's feet
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone

So if your woman's devilish
You can let her run
Or you can bring her down and do her
Like Delia got done
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone
Delia's gone, one more round
Delia's gone


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    And I thought gangsta rap was violent!
    Still this is a well done song...seems like I can hear the regret in Johnny's voice as if he really committed the murder.

    MrLongroveon July 05, 2005   Link
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    You can hear a lot of love for the woman when he sings "Delia, oh Delia, Delia all my life."

    voodoochildeon January 03, 2006   Link
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    this song is about a girl johnny apparently dated and did him wrong,so he shot her.He didn't really shoot her,obviously,but i do belive thats what the song is about.

    xdontsayitsoverxon July 06, 2006   Link
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    Johnny Cash didn't write this song...it was written by Al Stewart.

    jetseton August 02, 2006   Link
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    Of course, Cash had a way of making any song his own...as if it was written about him and for him.

    He was the best!

    jetseton August 02, 2006   Link
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    Of course, Cash had a way of making any song his own...as if it was written about him and for him.

    He was the best!

    jetseton August 02, 2006   Link
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    I remember seeing the music video for this on Beavis and Butt-head, and even those two morons thought this was violent. XD Still a good song, though.

    Amaya-chanon October 01, 2006   Link
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    "one more round" has two meanings one more round as a chamer in a gun and in a bar.........

    ska.rocks.my.sockson July 27, 2007   Link
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    It seems obvious that Al Stewart based this song on traditional tune called "Delia" which has been recorded by numerous artists including Bob Dylan. It's a great song and a classical story.

    Naashon August 01, 2007   Link
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    LOL this song is hilarious!

    capicutieon February 08, 2008   Link

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