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tecumseh valley   Townes Van Zandt

Tecumseh Valley		Townes Van Zandt

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The name she gave was Caroline
G                 D
The daughter of a miner
And her ways were free 
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And it seemed to     me 
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That the sunshine walked beside her

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. 

She said she'd come to look for work 
She was not seekin' favors
For a dime a day 
And a place to stay 
She turn those hands to labor

Well times were hard and, lord, jobs were few 
All through Tecumseh Valley 
But she asked around 
And a job she found 
Tending bar at Gypsy Sally's 

Well she saved enough to get back home 
When spring replaced the winter
But her dreams were denied 
Her pa had died 
The word came down from Spencer. 

Well she took to walking out in the streets 
With all the grief inside her 
And it was many a man 
Who returned again 
To walk that road beside her. 

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 

The name she gave was Caroline
The daughter of a miner
And her ways were free 
And it seemed to me 
That the sunshine walked beside her

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