Tom Thall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died

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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 tenn-o-see

Well, daddy said he drank a lot, but i could never understand
I knew he used to pick 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 grave.”

I guess if i’d admit it, clayton taught me how to drink booze
I can see him half-stoned a-pickin’ out 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 pickin’ too
Yeah, i remember the year that clayton delaney died