The Ghost of Insane Delilah

by Half Deaf Clatch

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Recorded in one take with one microphone.
Written and recorded by A D McLatchie.
Artwork: 'Delilah' in chalk and charcoal on cardboard by A D Mclatchie

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THE GHOST OF INSANE DELILAH

Down winding paths and cobbled streets
Gas light lamps illuminate the darkness
Crooked houses jut out and snake away
Growing smaller, disappearing into the distance

There's not a soul to be found all around
The streets are empty and oh so quiet
Townsfolk know not to venture outside
When night falls and the moon shines at its fullest

Carried by the wind a song fills the air
Spreading eerily throughout the darkness
Piercing and menacing
Heralds the coming of insane Delilah

Oh hear that sound, Oh hear that sound

She hums her sad tune that permeates the gloom
Her spectral body glides down the pavements
Some say she's death but truth be told
She's not discerning like the grim reaper

Oh hear that sound the harrowing cry
The ghost of insane Delilah
Don't go outside hide yourselves inside
From the ghost of insane Delilah

When she was alive sickness drove her insane
Her baby taken from her for its own safety
Delilah took her life, oh she slit her wrists
Vowing in death she would search for her baby

Oh hear that sound the harrowing cry
The ghost of insane Delilah
Don't go outside hide your child inside
From the ghost of insane Delilah

She's been searching,
Searching for so many years
She's been searching,
Searching for so many years

There's not a soul to be found all around
The streets are empty and oh so quiet
Townsfolk know not to venture outside
When night falls and the moon shines at its fullest

Oh hear that sound the harrowing cry
The ghost of insane Delilah
Don't go outside hide your child inside
From the ghost of insane Delilah (x2)

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released October 29, 2018

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Independent label for the recording projects of Andrew Mclatchie (aka Half Deaf Clatch). Alt-Blues, Dark Roots ,Gothic Americana and Doom Country.

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