Delilah

Lyrics: John Dawson?
Music: John Dawson?

Sung by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in their early days. Not sure who wrote it (it's not to be confused with the Tom Jones' song with the same title) - but immediately after it, Garcia says "Marmaduke here is the guy who writes most of the songs you've been hearing tonight."

Oh, Delilah was the name of the game
Oh, Delilah couldn't be there to blame
She took me for a ride on the cartwheels of my mind
Left me spinning helpless in the air
But oh, oh, oh, Delilah was the name of the game

Oh, Delilah was the price, she made the rules
Oh, oh, Delilah can't afford to lose her cool
Give her love away, she's afraid of what to pay
None invested brings none in return
But oh, oh, oh, Delilah was the name of the game

Oh, Delilah put a name on my dreams
But, no, Delilah wasn't quite what she seems
Delilah could appeal everything that is missing
Didn't keep the dream alive for long
But oh, oh, oh, Delilah was the name of the game
But oh, oh, oh, Delilah was the name of the game

 


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