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Christopher Smith: Songs

Take Me Back Delilah

(Christopher Smith)
June 1, 2007
On leaving California with a banjo on one's knee.
Delilah

Headed home to Baltimore
dusty as a miller's floor
Soon I'll be knockin' at your door to take me back Delilah
Gold had made a fool of me
diggin's not my cup of tea
All I ever struck was fleas so
take me back Delilah

Take me back, take me back,
take me back Delilah


Used to write me once a week letters flowed like Kettle Creek
Now my heart has sprung a leak so take me back Delilah
Some nights I just lie awake dreaming 'bout your Johnny cake
Don't leave me with an empty plate, just take me back Delilah

Take me back, take me back,
take me back Delilah

Though there's mountains in my way, I will make the rocks obey
Step aside I've come to say
Take me back Delilah
If you're with another man
I'm still gonna make my stand
So whack me with your fryin' pan but take me back Delilah

Take me back, take me back,
take me back Delilah

Got no precious words to weave got no daisies up my sleeve
Just hope I got no cause to grieve take me back Delilah