Delta Queen    (video)

 

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1. Tell me, mister, have you seen

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    the girl they call the Delta Queen in New Orleans.

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    He said, I know the girl you mean,

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    she's singing at the Delta Queen, down Seventeenth.

 

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And when I saw her there, silver gaslight on her hair,

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I didn't mind the smoky room or the smell of stale perfume.

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I only know that she's a fallen angel on her knees,

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a woman tired of being alone, the one that I'm now taking home.

 

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+  Delta Queen, honey, honey, where you been ? (2x)

 

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2.  She left her home in Baton Rouge,

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    she only had one pair of shoes, what could she lose ?

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    The time had come for her to choose

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    between the good life and the blues, what could she lose ?

 

+  CHORUS (lines 1 & 2 as instrumental)

 

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+  Delta Queen, honey, honey, where you been ? (2x)  ...

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Proudfoot)