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Delta Dawn
Tanya Tucker Lyrics


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 downtown 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
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?

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?

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?

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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Written by: Alex Harvey, Larry Collins

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Sissy Ray Self

Who remembers singing this with your mom, dad, and four sisters over 30 years ago?

You were driving across the country, in a converted school bus, turned moving van, in the early 1980's.

For you were moving YET AGAIN, for the umpteenth time,,( this time from rural Illinois's to rural Idaho), for reasons you still don't understand..and never will.

You all tried to harmonize, and you were always that one voice that was off key.

But your mother and sisters patiently let you butcher the song any way, just so you could be part of the group?

And it wasn't until ten years later that you finally learned all the lyrics and could sing this song, nearly in tune?

Thumbs up if you remember THAT.



All comments from YouTube:

Terminator .223

My mother (Dawn) passed away yesterday, this was her favorite song. Now i can't stop listening and crying. Love you Mom! Until we see each other again in heaven with our father....I love you!

chiken craft

Sorry about your mom

Don Grant

So sorry for your loss <3

James Hanes

I’m so sorry for your loss, may she fly high!

DARK Night

Why you so sure they go to heaven

Terminator .223

@Deborah Noel Thank you.

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David Major

She was 13 years old when she sang this. Incredible.

Traci Monroe

WOW 13???

Dancing Firefly

Seriously!??? WOW!!!

Gary’s House

Yeah yeah

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