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Lyr Req: Sliding Delta (Mississippi John Hurt)

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Brian Hoskin (pn023@lamp.ac.uk 16 Jan 98 - 01:01 PM
Jon W. 16 Jan 98 - 06:00 PM
Barry 16 Jan 98 - 07:57 PM
Bo 16 Jan 98 - 08:40 PM
GUEST,Dave 29 Oct 10 - 04:30 PM
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Subject: LYR. REQ. Slidin' Delta
From: Brian Hoskin (pn023@lamp.ac.uk
Date: 16 Jan 98 - 01:01 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to Mississippi John Hurt's Slidin' Delta?


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLIDING DELTA (Mississippi John Hurt)
From: Jon W.
Date: 16 Jan 98 - 06:00 PM

This version is from a live album he recorded in the mid '60s. He might have done a better version when he was younger.

Sliding Delta
Mississippi John Hurt

The Sliding Delta run right by my door,
I'm leaving here baby, honey don't you wanna go?

Leaving here sweet baby, honey don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' up the country, and I ain't comin' back no more.

My suitcase is packed, my trunk's already gone
Oh, I'm leaving here baby, what the world you waitin' on?

Leaving here sweet baby, honey what you waiting on?

I say the Sliding Delta run right by my door,
I'm leaving here baby, honey don't you wanna go?

The big Kate Allen got ways just like a man,
Lord it steal your baby everytime she land.

Will steal your baby every time she land.

I'm going, I'm going
Up the country baby, honey don't you wanna go?

To the river this morning, I sat down on the ground,
Lord I had a good notion, hmm, jumpin' in and drown.

The Sliding Delta run right by my door,
I'm leaving here baby, honey don't you wanna go?

Note: the Sliding Delta is supposed to have been a train, the "big Kate Allen" would have been a riverboat.


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Subject: RE: LYR. REQ. Slidin' Delta
From: Barry
Date: 16 Jan 98 - 07:57 PM

The Kate comes up in another song. < "The Kate left Memphis with a hundred men, in Arkanas City she didn't have but ten"> from 'Ol Dollar Mamie' Barry


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Subject: RE: LYR. REQ. Slidin' Delta
From: Bo
Date: 16 Jan 98 - 08:40 PM

Even the Blues Brothers made reference to the Kate

"my baby caught the Kate (KATEE) left me a mule to ride The train pulled out, I ran on behind Crazy 'bout that hard headed woman of mine."

bo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sliding Delta (Mississippi John Hurt)
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 04:30 PM

Wasn't the "Katee" a reference to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad? The M-K-T was known as the "Katy".


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