Sliding Delta

Lyrics: Mississippi John Hurt
Music: Mississippi John Hurt

Played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in 2006, after David Nelson had previously played it in his solo bands.

The Sliding Delta runs right by my door
Sliding Delta runs right by my door

I'm going up the country, and baby don't you want to go
I'm going up the country, baby don't you want to go

I'm goin' up the country, I ain't coming back no more
I'm goin' up the country, and I ain't coming back no more

The big Kate Allan, got ways just like a man
It'll steal your baby every time she lands

The Sliding Delta runs right by my door
Sliding Delta runs right by my door

My suitcase is packed, and my trunk's already gone
I can't sleep, baby, when the world is waiting on

I said, I'm going up the country, don't you want to go
Going up the country, and I ain't coming back no more
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     30 Jul 2006 Live At Turkey Trot
     31 Dec 2006 Live: New Year's Eve

 


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