Townes Van Zandt: Tecumseh Valley [1969] | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Tecumseh Valley [1969]» von Townes Van Zandt.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1969 04 (Album)
Label: Poppy PYS 40004
Songwriter Townes Van Zandt
Produktion: Jack Clement & Kevin Eggers & Jim Malloy
Genre: Country - Autorencountry - Singer-Songwriter

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Diese Version des karg-realistischen Songs ist langsamer gespielt als die ursprüngliche Version, die Townes Van Zandt ein Jahr zuvor aufgenommen hat. Eines der traurigsten Lieder wird so noch eindringlicher. Siehe auch diese Live-Version

Personen und Querverweise


Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt
Jack Clement
Kevin Eggers
Jim Malloy

Lyrics

[Verse 1] The name she gave was Caroline The daughter of a miner And her ways were free, and it seemed to me That sunshine walked beside her [Verse 2] She come from Spencer, across the hill She said her pa had sent her 'Cause the coal was low and soon the snow Would turn the skies to winter [Verse 3] She said she'd come to look for work She was not seekin' favors And for a dime a day and a place to stay She'd turn those hands to labor [Verse 4] But the times were hard, Lord and the jobs were few All through Tecumseh Valley But she asked around and a job she found Tending bar for Gypsy Sally [Verse 5] She saved enough to get back home When spring replaced the winter But her dreams were denied, her pa had died The word come down from Spencer [Verse 6] So she turned to whorin' out on the streets With all the lust inside her And it was many a man, returned again To lay himself beside her [Verse 7] They found her down beneath the stairs That led to Gypsy Sally's And in her hand when she died was a note that cried "Fare thee well, Tecumseh Valley" [Verse 1] The name she gave was Caroline The daughter of a miner And her ways were free, and it seemed to me That sunshine walked beside her