ONE MORE ROUNDER GONE

Latest update on 03/08/2010

Artist: Reese Dupree
Author: traditional
Label: Okeh
Year: 1924

B-side of Norfolk Blues. Reissued on Document cd Male Blues Of The Twenties. Howard Odum collected his first version around 1906-1908 in Newton Co., GA and first published the song in 1911.

Covers:

1935:

Nassau String Band [as Delia's Gone; Lomax recording]

1939:

Jimmie Gordon [jazz version as Delhia]

1940:

Blind Willie McTell [as Delia; John & Ruby Lomax recording for the Library of Congress in Atlanta, GA; in '49 as Little Delia]

1952:

Blind Blake Riggs [just like the Nassau String Band from the Bahamas and as Delia's Gone]

1954:

Harry Belafonte [idem with lighter lyrics]

1955:

Josh White [idem]

1955:

Pete Seeger [idem]

1956:

Bob Gibson [idem]

1956:

Paul Clayton [idem]

1960:

Bud & Travis [idem]

1960:

Acker Bilk [idem]

1961:

Burl Ives [idem]

1962:

Johnny Cash [idem and in '94 A1 on American Recordings and with Kate Moss in the clip; lines like: "First time I shot her, I shot her in the side, Hard to watch her suffer but with the second shot she died" are well in league with "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die"]

1962:

Pat Boone [idem]

1963:

Will Holt [as Delia]

1963:

Kingston Trio [as One More Round]

1965:

John Koerner [idem]

1965:

Elisabeth Cotten [idem]

1965:

Bobby Bare [as Delia's Gone]

1969:

Stefan Grossman [idem and in '73 as All My Friends Are Gone]

1969:

Waylon Jennings [idem, using the tune of The House Of The Rising Sun]

1971:

David Bromberg [idem]

1974:

Roy Book Binder [idem]

1977:

Happy Traum [idem]

1979:

Ron Wood [as Delia on Gimme Some Neck]

1993:

Bob Dylan [as Delia; very personal version on World Gone Wrong]

1995:

Martin Simpson [idem]

1996:

Koerner, Ray & Glover [as Delia's Gone]

2000:

David Johansen & The Harry Smiths [as Delia]

2000:

Dave Alvin [idem]

2001:

Eric Bibb [as Delia's Gone]

2001:

Spider John Koerner & Dave Ray [on A Nod To Bob]

2002:

Roger McGuinn [as Delia]

Dylan has some fine words for Delia in the sleeve notes to his World Gone Wrong cd: "Toleration of the unacceptable leads to the last round-up". Dave Alvin on his cd Public Domain has an equal point with: "A lot of what is good, and bad, about us is in these songs". Alan Lomax about this same song in The Land Where The Blues Began: "In Delia an individual comes up for what he or she feels or believes and then faces the tragic consequences of this act". In other words, it's a mighty old murder ballad we're dealing with, based on real facts: Christmas eve 1900 in the Yamacraw District of Savannah, GA: 14 year old Delia Green calls her loverboy Moses 'Cooney' Houston a 'son of a bitch' and he shoots her dead. There was no juvenile justice system in Georgia and Houston was sentenced a lifelong imprisonment, of which he served 12 years (paroled by Governor John Slaton in 1913). Al Stewart's Delia's Gone ('86) is his own song.

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