Down Along The Delaware

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Bill Payne

One of the new songs with Robert Hunter lyrics performed by Bill Payne. This is a first shot at the lyrics - any help gratefully received.

One sultry summer evening
Down along the, down along the, down
Down along the, way down there
Way down along the Delaware

I could spend a lifetime here
Sit in the moment, the perfumed sea air
Breeze is playing with your hair
Way down along the Delaware

This is the life of imagination
Born of too much expectation
Are you really, truly there
Way down along the Delaware

On a frosty winter morning
Down along the, down along the, down
Down along the, way down there
Way down along the Delaware

I thought you'd gone forever
Long, long lost in the never never
Nothing but [love] for an armchair
Way down along the Delaware

Dreaming dreams, ages long as
Which all return at last
Until we learned how not to care
Way down along the Delaware

Come out to looming autumn
Down along the, down along the, down
Down along the, way down there
Way down along the Delaware

Do the leaves beyond compare
Do we kiss your raven hair
All long-handed gift to there
Way down along the Delaware

Down along, not forever
Right down to the color of your hair
Down along, way down there
Way down along the Delaware

[Swallow] returning edge of spring
Down along the, down along the, down
Down along the, way down there
Way down along the Delaware

Midnight blue of a blood red rainbow
Bit of silver, no pot of gold
Wing star like spirit player
Way down along the Delaware

Scene of an ancient star field
First light up, brand new mountain stream
Shatters rages are beyond repair
Way down along the Delaware