Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Story Songs #5 - Della & the Dealer by Hoyt Axton

Fifth in a series - find more stories on How Marvellous..

OK, this wasn't a huge hit here in the UK, but was likely heard much more than the chart position suggests, thanks to a lot of plays by Terry Wogan. It's a fine, if short, tale of love & murder down Tucson way...

Yeah, 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 he swore that Boone would die.

Della and the Dealer - Hoyt Axton
A Rusty Old Halo (1979)

Hoyt Axton : website & full discography

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