Although Houston reportedly had confessed to the murder at the time of his arrest, at his trial he claimed the shooting was accidental. "[2] After serving more than twelve years, he was paroled by Governor John M. Slaton in October 1913. Looked out 'cross the room. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963, Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. He said, "Son, I got to tell you, you ain't gonna see your Delia no more." Delia's gone, one more round Delia's gone, one more round Looked out 'cross the room. Police was a-knockin', knockin' at my door. Delia Green (1886 – December 25, 1900)[1] was a 14-year-old African-American murder victim who has been identified as the likely inspiration for several well-known traditional American songs, usually known by the titles "Delia" or "Delia's Gone" or "Little Delia". Delia, oh Delia, why did you leave me so soon? Police was a-knockin', knockin' at my door. Clocktower Brew Pub Lower level 575 Bank St Ottawa. (Repeat twice) Dellia's gone. Delia, oh Delia, why "Delia's Gone" was prominently covered by The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, Burl Ives, Bob Dylan, and four times by Johnny Cash. Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Delia's gone, one more round In the music video for Cash's fourth recording of the song, the role of Delia was played by Kate Moss. Delia Green (c. 1886 – December 25, 1900) was a 14-year-old African-American murder victim who has been identified as the likely inspiration for several well-known traditional American songs, usually known by the titles "Delia" and "Delia's Gone." **** REVISED/REFORMATTED August 25, 2019 - SR**** Songs based on Delia Green's murder became both common and popular in the next few decades. This is just a preview! The second version, generally attributed to Blind Willie McTell, is usually known as "Delia," and is told from a more ambiguous point of view. Delia's gone, one more round Woke up this mornin'. The Kingston Trio - One More Round Lyrics. Among the many singers who have sung "Delia" are Bob Dylan and David Bromberg. According to contemporaneous reports published in Georgia newspapers, Green was shot and killed by 15-year-old Mose Houston late on Christmas Eve, 1900 in Savannah, Georgia after an argument earlier in the evening. Houston was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, on the jury's recommendation of mercy. Gordon's research was never published, and Green's relationship to the popular songs was essentially unknown until Prof. John F. Garst, working from hints left by Gordon, turned up the details in Savannah newspaper archives.[5]. **** REVISED/REFORMATTED August 25, 2019 - SR****. Dellia's gone. Delia, oh Delia, why did you leave me so soon? It is explicitly told from her killer's point of view. The shooting took place at the home of Willie West, who chased down Houston after the shooting and turned him over to the city police. Josh White and Pete Seeger each recorded "Delia's Gone" in 1955, followed by Harry Belafonte, Bud and Travis, Burl Ives, The Kingston Trio, and other "folk revival" singers. Chorus: Woke up this mornin'. [Chorus] Police was a-knockin', knockin' at my door. Green was buried in an unmarked grave in Laurel Grove Cemetery South in Savannah. Delia's gone, one more round Delia, oh Delia, why did you leave me so soon? (Repeat twice) Dellia's gone. So all of those who loved her, sing it one more round TO PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEO, PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 3RD FRET. He said, "Son, I got to tell you, you ain't gonna see your Delia no more." (Chorus) Pat Boone had a minor hit with "Delia Gone" in 1960, with the composition attributed to Caperton Henley. offers their facilities and hospitality to us at no cost, BUG PyJAMa Jam with Mark, Sue, and friends on Zoom! Chorus: Delia's gone, one more round. So all of those who loved her, sing it one more round. (Repeat twice) (Repeat twice) Dellia's gone. Last.fm Music | Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. / All rights reserved. Delia in the wagon headin' for marble town.