Darkness on the Delta – Song and Lyrics by Acker Bilk


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Darkness on the Delta’ by Acker Bilk. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Acker Bilk or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

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 sight
When it’s darkness on the delta
Let me linger in the shelter of the night

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