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Thread #2243   Message #2956898
Posted By: Genie
02-Aug-10 - 03:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Della and the Dealer (Hoyt Axton)
Subject: Della & the Dealer & a Cat named Kalamazoo
You can watch and hear Hoyt sing Della And The Dealer on YouTube.

Also, here are the lyrics, as Hoyt sings them:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZHSIhdYSZY

DELLA AND THE DEALER
Hoyt Axton

It was Della and a dealer and a dog named Jake
And a cat named Kalamazoo
Left the city in a pick-up truck,
Gonna make some dreams come true.
Well they rolled out west where the wild sun sets
And the coyote bays at the moon,
Della and the Dealer and a dog named Jake
And a cat named Kalamazoo.

Cho: If that cat could talk what tales he'd tell
About Della and the Dealer and the dog as well
But the cat was cool
And he never said a mumblin' word.

Down Tucson way there's a small cafe
Where they play a little cowboy tune,
The guitar picker was a friend of mine
By the name of Randy Boone.
Well, Randy played her a sweet love song
And Della got a fire in her eye.
The Dealer had a knife and the dog had a gun
And the cat had a shot of rye.

Cho.

Well the Dealer was a killer; he was evil and mean
And he was jealous of the fire in her eye.
He snorted his coke through a century note
And he swore that Boone would die.
Yeah, the stage was set when the lights went out,
There was death in Tucson town.
Two shadows ran for the bar back door,
One stayed on the ground

Cho.

Two shadows ran from the bar that night
And a dog and a cat ran too.
And the tires got hot on the pickup truck
As down the road they flew.
It was Della and her lover and a dog named Jake
And a cat named Kalamazoo
Left Tucson in a pickup truck,
Gonna make some dreams come true.


I know, it's in the DT too, but there are some errors. E.g, in the DT it says "bodies" where Hoyt sings "shadows."
Also, it was the dealer who had the knife and the dog who had a gun.
Couple of other lyric discrepancies too.