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(When It's) Darkness on the Delta

This song is by Isham Jones and appears on the compilation American Pop: An Audio History - From Minstrels to Mojo: On Record, 1893-1946 (1998).

When it's darkness on the delta
That's the time my heart is light
When it's darkness on the delta
Let me linger in the shelter of the night

Fields of cotton all around me
Darkies singin' sweet and low
Lord, I'm lucky that you found me
Where the muddy Mississippi waters flow

Lounging on the levee
Listenin' to the nightingales way up above
Laughter on the levee
No one's heart is heavy
All God's children got someone to love

When it's darkness on the delta
Only heaven is in my sight
When it's darkness on the delta
Let me linger in the shelter of the night

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