Tecumseh Valley
The name she gave was Caroline

The daughter of a miner

And her ways were free and it seemed to me

The sunshine walked beside her



She come from Spencer 'coss the hill

She said her Pa had sent her

'Cause the coal was low and soon the snow

Would tuwn the skies to winter



Well she said she'd come to look for work

She was not seeking favors

For a dime a day and a place to stay

She'd turn those hands to labor



The times were hard Lord the 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 came down from Spencer



She turned to whorin' out on the streets

With all the lust inside her

It was many a man returned again

To lay himself beside her



Well 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