The Songs He Sang
Down In The Valley: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
Down in the valley, the valley so low Late in the evening, well, hear the train blow Hear the train blow, love, hear the train blow Late in the evening, you can hear the train blow Now roses love sunshine, and the violets love dew And the angels in heaven, they know I love you They know I love you, dear, they know I love you Those angels in heaven they know I love you But if you don't love me, you can love whom you please Just throw your arms round me and give my heart ease Give my heart ease, love, give my heart ease Well throw your arms round me, and give my heart ease Down in the valley, the valley so low Well hang your head over, and you hear the wind blow Hear the wind blow, love, hear the wind blow Late in the evening, you hear the wind blow
Another in the apparently endless string of lost love and mournful spurned lovers, Cisco brings the perfect tone. And he adds the train in the first verse, where everyone else uses wind, capturing just a bit more lonesomeness in the tale. Someone's going somewhere, just not the narrator.