Slidin' Delta

DESCRIPTION: The singer says his suitcase is packed and he's ready to go "up the country" on the Sliding Delta ("baby don't you want to go"). He complains that the "big Kate Allen" -- like a man -- will "steal your baby every time she lands"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1963 (MJHurt04)
KEYWORDS: courting travel nonballad
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RECORDINGS:
Mississippi John Hurt, "Slidin' Delta" (on MJHurt04)
NOTES: I've seen speculation that the "Sliding Delta" is a train and "big Kate Allen" is a steamboat. - BS
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