Delta Dawn Helen Reddy (#1 in 1973), Tanya Tucker, Bette Midler

    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-meetin' you here today
    To take you to his mansion in the sky?

She's forty-one and her daddy still calls 'er "baby"
All the folks 'round Brownsville say she's crazy
'cause she walks downtown with her suitcase in her hand
Lookin' 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
Promised her he'd take her for his bride
   Chorus (4x)

- peak Billboard position # 1 for 1 week in 1973