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Lyr Req: songs by Townes Van Zandt

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AIN'T LEAVIN' YOUR LOVE
AT MY WINDOW
BUCKSKIN STALLION BLUES
MR. MUDD AND MR. GOLD
MY PROUD MOUNTAINS


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Subject: Need T. Van Zandt lyrics
From: jmccorm@tir.com (Jeff McCormack)
Date: 23 Apr 97 - 11:07 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to a couple Townes Van Zandt songs, "Snowin' On Raton" and "Blue Wind Blew". Anybody have them? Thanks, Jeff


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Subject: RE: Need T. Van Zandt lyrics
From: Gene Graham
Date: 24 Apr 97 - 01:24 AM

go to the SITE below.....you will find those and MORE!

http://www.cleaf.com/~marq/townsdex.html


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Subject: RE: Need T. Van Zandt lyrics
From: Jeff McCormack
Date: 25 Apr 97 - 04:43 PM

Thanks much for the tip, it was just what I needed. All the Townes lyrics and more.


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Subject: Dubliners: Ojas Negros?
From: Irene Clout
Date: 14 Apr 97 - 11:20 PM

Recently heard this song on a Dubliners CD. Does anyone know the words to the song please. Thank you.


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Subject: Townes Van Zandt song lyrics
From: rgstaylor@aol.com
Date: 21 Jun 97 - 02:37 PM

Looking for internet site for Townes Van Zandt lyrics. Great Texas folksinger & lyricist who died recently. Willie Nelson recorded his song "Pancho and Lefty."


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Subject: RE: Townes Van Zandt song lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jun 97 - 02:51 PM

Here are all the Van Zandt lyrics you'll ever need:

http://home3.swipnet.se/~w-36794/tvz/

....and here is the official Web site:

http://www.cleaf.com/~marq/jvzdex.html

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: ADD: Tecumseh Valley (Townes Van Zandt)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 01:05 AM

Thread #58798   Message #932921
Posted By: open mike
14-Apr-03 - 05:10 AM
Thread Name: songs about fallen women in the city
Subject: Lyr Add: TECUMSEH VALLEY (Townes Van Zandt)

TECUMSEH VALLEY
(Townes Van Zandt)
As recorded by Townes Van Zandt on "Our Mother the Mountain" (1969)

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.

She come from Spencer, 'cross 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,
And for a dime a day and a place to stay,
She'd turn those hands to labor.

But times were hard, Lord, and jobs were few,
All through Tecumseh Valley,
But she asked around and a job she found,
Tending bar for Gypsy Sally.

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,
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 sunshine walked beside her.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Townes Van Zandt
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 Jun 20 - 07:41 AM

These are the chords I have played for years. Townes had an interesting phrasing and timing on this song. I am not that interesting. And depending on whose version you hear Caroline was either whoring or walkin' out on the streets. And she was alternately filled with lust, pain, hate, or grief. Any way it is done it is a fine song.

Tecumseh Valley

T(G)he name she gave w(C)as Caro(G)line

(C)The daughter of a mi(G)ner
      
And h(C)er ways were free
            
And it se(G)emed to m(Em)e
                     
That the sun(D)shine walked besi(C)de her–-----. G

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 pain 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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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Townes Van Zandt
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jul 20 - 01:31 AM

Here's a tribute to Townes Van Zandt on the Austin City Limits show:


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