Tecumseh Valley Townes by Van Zandt Lyrics and Chords

Tecumseh Valley is one of the most popular songs of the time. Tecumseh Valley lyrics were written by Townes Van Zandt. This song has sung by Townes Van Zandt

SingerTownes Van Zandt
AlbumFor the Sake of the Song
Released1968
TuningE A D G B E

Tecumseh Valley Townes

The name she gave was Caroline
Daughter of a miner
Her ways were free
It seemed to me
That sunshine walked beside her

She came 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…

*****

She said she’d come
To look for work
She was not seeking favors
And for a dime a day
And a place to stay
She’d turn those hands to labor

But the times were hard, Lord,
The jobs were few
All through Tecumseh valley
But she asked around
And a job she found
Tending bar at Gypsy Sally’s…

*****

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

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…

*****

They found her down beneath the stairs
That led to Gypsy Sally’s
In her hand when she died
Was a note that cried
Fare thee well
Tecumseh valley

The name she gave was Caroline
Daughter of a miner
Her ways were free
It seemed to me
That sunshine walked beside her…

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You’ve been lookin’ for love all around the world

Baby don’t you know, this country girl’s still free?

Why not me?

Well you’ve finally come down, to your old hometown

Your Kentuckan girl’s, been a-waitin’ patiently

Why not me?

Why not me on a rainy day?

Why not me to love your cares away?

Why not me?

Why not me when the nights get cold?

Why not me when you’re growin’ old?

Why not me?

You’ve been searchin’ from here to Singapore

Ain’t it time that you notice the girl next door? Baby

Why not me?

You had to see if the world was round

It’s time that you learn how good settlin’ down, could be

Why not me?

Why not me on a rainy day?

Why not me to love your cares away?

Why not me?

Why not me when the nights get cold?

Why not me when you’re growin’ old?

Why not me?

You’ve been lookin’ for love all around the world

Baby don’t you know, this country girl’s still free?

Why not me? Why not me?

Baby why not me? Lalalalala, lalalalala, lalalalala

Lalalalalala, O-oh…

Baby why not me? Lalalalala, lalalalala, lalalalala

Lalalalalala, O-oh…

Baby why not me? Lalalalala, lalalalala, lalalalala

Lalalalalala, O-oh…

Baby why not me? Lalalalala, lalalalala, lalalalala

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