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(When It's) Darkness On The Delta
Words by Marty Symes & Al J. Neiburg, Music by Jerry Levinson - 1932
 Verse:
F                         C+               F        -                C+      F
- D7 G7 C7
Bb Bbm F D7
G7 - C7 C+
 Chorus:
F A7 D7 -
G7 C7 F               Eb F
- A7 D7 -
G7 C7 F               Eb F
F7 - Bb -
G7 - - C7             C+
F A7 D7 -
G7 C7 F                Eb F    (C7 to chorus) 
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
Night time and shad -ows are com -ing my way, South -land is at rest.
Night time and shad -ows re -liev -ing the day, Na -ture's at its best.
Stars come peep -in' more and more, I know where I'm head -in' for,
Down where I know love will be, Down where some -one waits for me.
 
Chorus:
When it's Dark -ness on the Del -ta, That's the time my heart is light,
When it's Dark -ness on the Del -ta, Let me ling -er in the shel -ter of the night.
Fields of Cot -ton all a -round me, Dark -ies sing -in sweet and low,
Lord I'm Luck -y that you found me, Where the Mud -dy Mis -sis -sip -pi wat -ers flow.
Loung -ing on the lev -ee, List -'nin' to the Night in -gales 'way up a -bove.
Laugh -ter on the lev -ee, No one's heart is heav -y, All God's chil -dren got some -one to love.
When it's Dark -ness on the Del -ta, On -ly Heav -en is in sight,
When It's Dark -ness on the Del -ta, Let me ling -er in the shel -ter of the night.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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