Della and the Dealer Lyrics

Hoyt Axton

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Hoyt Wayne Axton
album: Track 2 in album A Rusty Old Halo
release date: 1980
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Bluegrass/Country
length: 2:59

Cover Art

Hoyt Axton A Rusty Old Halo cover art
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It was Della and the Dealer and a dog named Jake
And a cat named Kalamazoo.
Left the city in a pick up truck,
Gonna make some dreams come true.

Yea,they rolled out west where the wild sun sets
And the coyote bays at the moon.
Della and the Dealer and a dog named Jake
and a cat named Kalamazoo

If that cat could talk what tales he'd tell
About Della and the Dealer and the dog
as well
But the cat was cool, and he never said a mumblin word.

Down Tucson way there's a small cafe
Where they play a little cowboy tune.
And the guitar picker was a friend of mine
By the name of Randy Boone.

Yea, Randy played her a sweet love song
And Della got a fire in her eye
The Dealer had a knife and the dog had a gun
and the cat had a shot of Rye.


Yea, the dealer was a killer,
He was evil and mean
And he was jealous of the fire in her eyes.

He snorted his coke through a century note
And swore that Boone would die.

The stage was set when the lights went out.
There was death in Tucson town.
Two shadows ran for the bar back door
And one stayed on the ground


Two shadows ran from the bar that night
And dog and cat ran too.
And the tires got hot on the pick up truck
As down the road they flew.

It was Della and her lover and a dog named Jake
And a cat named Kalamazoo.
Left Tucson in a pick-up truck
Gonna make some dreams come true.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rusty Old Halo
  • 2 Della and the Dealer
  • 3 The Hotel Ritz
  • 4 So Hard to Give It All Up
  • 5 Evangelina
  • 6 Torpedo
  • 7 Viva Pancho Villa
  • 8 Wild Bull Rider
  • 9 In a Young Girl's Mind
  • 10 Gotta Keep Rollin'