Year That Clayton Delaney Died Lyrics

Dickey Lee


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Klaus Bau Jensen, Sebastian Patrik Lilja, Salvador (dk) Embalo, Alexandra Hamnede, Adam Powers, Marc George Andersen, Jonas Schroeder, Steffen Aaskoven
album: Track 3 in album Never Ending Song of Love
release date: 1972
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Vocal

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Dickey Lee Never Ending Song of Love cover art
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Well I remember the year that Clayton Delaney died
They said for the last two weeks that he suffered and cried
It made a big impression on me although I was a barefoot kid
They said he got religion at the end and I'm glad that he did
Clayton was the best guitar picker in our town
I thought he was a hero and I used to follow Clayton around
I often wondered why Clayton who seemed so good to me
Never took his guitar and made it down in Tennessee
Daddy said he drank a lot but I could never understand
I knew he used to picked up in Ohio with a five piece band
Clayton used to tell me son you better put that old guitar away
There ain't no money in it it'll lead you to an early gray
I guess if I'd admit it Clayton taught me how to drink booze
I can see him half stoned pickin' up the Lovesick Blues
When Clayton died I made him a promise I was gonna carry on somehow
I'd give a hundred dollars if he could only see me now
I remember the year that Clayton Delaney died
Nobody ever knew it but I went out in the woods and I cried
Well I know there's a lotta big preachers that know a lot more than I do
But it could be that the good Lord likes a little picking too
Yeah I remember the year that Clayton Delaney died


Track Listing

  • 1 Never Ending Song of Love
  • 2 On the Southbound
  • 3 Year That Clayton Delaney Died
  • 4 Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone
  • 5 Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • 6 Weekends
  • 7 My Blue Tears
  • 8 Mahogany Pulpit
  • 9 There's Nobody Home to Go Home To
  • 10 Special