Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn + What’s Your Mama’s name

Voor onze wekelijkse oldie zijn we deze keer bij een Teen Country Star beland. Tanya Tucker uit Texas had haar eerste hit 40 jaar geleden op 13-jarige leeftijd met Delta Dawn. Ze produceerde nadien zo’n 24 albums en 59 singles waarvan er tien op #1 eindigden. Haar laatste werk dateert van 2009 met het album My Turn. U ziet eerst Delta Dawn (waar ze de song in een typische Elvis-houding eindigt) en in de volgende clip is Tanya 15 jaar als ze haar eerste #1 hit What’s Your Mama’s Name uit 1973 brengt.

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Songtekst :

Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky

She’s forty-one and her daddy still calls her “baby”
All the folks around Brownsville say she’s crazy
‘Cause she walks around town with a suitcase in her hand
Looking for a mysterious dark-haired man

In her younger days they called her Delta Dawn
Prettiest woman you ever laid eyes on
Then a man of low degree stood by her side
And promised her he’d take her for his bride

Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky

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What’s your mama’s name, child?
What’s your mama’s name.

Thirty some odd years ago, a young man came to Memphis.
Asking ‘bout a rose that used to blossom in his world.
People never too the time to mind the young man’s questions,
Until one day they heard him ask a little green-eyed girl:

What’s your mama’s name, child?
What’s your mama’s name?
Does she ever talk about a place called New Orleans.
Has she ever mentioned a man named Buford Wilson?
What’s your mama’s name, child?
What’s your mama’s name?

Twenty some off years ago, a drunkard down in Memphis,
Lost a month of life in labour to the county jail.
Just because he asked a little green-eyed girl a question,
And offered her a nickel’s worth of candy if she’d tell.

A year and some odd days ago, an old man died in Memphis.
Just another wayward soul, the county’d had to pay.
Inside the old man’s ragged coat, they found a faded letter.
It said: “You have a daughter and her eyes are Wilson green.”

What’s your mama’s name, child?
What’s your mama’s name?
Does she ever talk about a place called New Orleans.
Has she ever mentioned a man named Buford Wilson?
What’s your mama’s name, child?
What’s your mama’s name?

What’s your mama’s name, child?
What’s your mama’s name?