Delias Gone, #traditionalsong ———-
Behind the lyrics-
In the year 1900, 14 year old Delia Green was shot to death by her alleged lover. 15 year old Moses Houston was turned in to police shortly after the shooting, and witnesses corroborated that he had been in a heated argument with the victim prior to the shooting. Moses Houston was released to the public after 13 years in prison. Delia Green was buried in an unmarked grave in a Savannah, Georgia cemetery.
This story inspired the murder ballad ‘Delias Gone’ in the early 1900s, and was launched to wider fame during the 1960s folk revival.
Recommended recording- Johnny Cash first recorded ‘Delias Gone’ in 1962 for the album ‘The Sound of Johnny Cash album released in 1962.
Johnny Cash’ accompanied by a full band and backing vocals. You can hear Cashs voice aged like a smokey scotch in the 1994 acoustic recording of the same song on his 81st album, American Recording
Never change your originality for the sake of others. Because no one can play your role better than you. So be yourself. You are the best. My tour to Jerusalem was an unforgettable experience . Just a sneak peek.. #fridaymotivation 💪 #traditionalsong#oldschool
It’s 1:50 am on a Wednesday night. These lads are from country Cork. Visiting Calgary and heard of our sessions on Sunday. And are keeping the tradition alive for 4 days. @kensingtonyyc @tourismireland @theirishpost #irish#session#sing#traditionalsong