The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97279   Message #1913350
Posted By: Barry Finn
19-Dec-06 - 03:06 AM
Thread Name: Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997)
Subject: RE: Townes Van Zandt
Yup #6,
I've been toying with "Tecumseh Valley" for some time now but I can't get to the place where I feel that I can do it justice so it's still sits on my tongue.
Right from the beginning, where the 1st line introduces our woman to the 2nd & 3rd lines where the listener can't help but so soon, already falls for our fallen woman with the lines:

"Her ways were free, and it seemed to me,
That sunshine walked beside her".

After that I feel as if I've been set up by Townes & I've been willingly trapped into the rest of the song.

It's taken me a long while & I still can't quite get to giving those line their due.