Van Zandt, Townes - Alone & Forsaken Lyrics

We met in the springtime when blossoms unfold
The pastures were green and the meadows were gold
Our love was in flower as summer grew on
Her love like the leaves now has withered and gone.

The roses have faded, there's frost at my door
The birds in the morning don't sing anymore
The grass in the valley is starting to die
And out in the darkness the whippoorwills cry.

Alone and forsaken by fate and by man

Oh, lord, if you hear me please hold to my hand
Oh, please understand.

Oh, where has she gone to, oh, where can she be
She may have forsaken some other like me
She promised to honor, to love and obey
Each vow was a plaything that she threw away.

The darkness is falling, the sky has turned gray
A hound in the distance is starting to "bay"
I wonder, I wonder - what she's thinking of
Forsaken, forgotten - without any love.

Alone and forsaken by fate and by man

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Van Zandt, Townes Alone & Forsaken Comments
  1. Boris Stone

    What album is this from? Or more information about the recording if anyone has it?

  2. John Harrington

    Infinitely better than the original.

  3. Maxine Corrington

    Another treasure.

  4. Thora Friganza

    One of the best country singers for sure, this is how it's supposed to be, real and raw.

  5. losthighway53

    16 years of alcoholism is fueling my demons at full throttle sadly it takes a dead man to speak my pain

    Adam Wright

    losthighway53 I’m at close to 8 years of the same problem and as time falls close to my birthday it’s only gotten worse with new issues.. so I get to a point what you’re saying

  6. lumaz71

    the definitive connection between Hank e Townes, 'till the day of his death.

    Charles Hash

    And beyond!

  7. The James brothers band

    Cool song. Is it his?

    Alessio Montini

    The original one is by Hank Williams. However, in my opinion, this song's best version is Van Zandt's.

    TensaDa Wolf

    I love Townes as much as the next guy here. But I'd have to say Hank Williams does better. I like Townes version of Hanks cover Lost Highway more though.

    Charlie Hustle

    Both amazing but hanks is a little better in my opinion

    jacob wright

    I like TVZs guitar better but i think hanks voice is better for this song.

  8. curlitogr

    You are looking for Hank Williams's version.

  9. Andi Leka

    The last of us truck ambush trailer

  10. dudejustponts

    Hank williams sings it

  11. Warpoet

    man this just hurts.

  12. Chris c

    i was listening to his early stuff then loaded up this tune, and man.. it hit me like a semi truck. voice just tells the hard years the rambler has traveled. sigh.

  13. Claudio Scarpa

    I love you forever, wonderful Townes !!! Many thanks for your music from Rome, my Hero !!

  14. ellesetta

    This is PAINFUL to hear, but I keep playing it again. One thing Townes could do was reach into your soul, and this is a perfect example of that.

  15. Woodoow66

    What a voice ! Fits perfectly to the lyrics.

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  17. james walshe

    every time i go to listen to townes music i find new songs i have never heard before. this song is just full of sorrow , he is without a doubt the best songwriter ever. Even when he covers other legendary songwriters song , he seems to get it spot on. wish he was still with us

    ICU Fil

    No one cuts deeper than Van Zandt brother

  18. goldencountry

    Great job

  19. oldnrone

    So cool!