Spring Lyrics

by Tanya Tucker

In a broken down apartment house
Lay a woman in labor
She said, "By the grace of God I'll have this child
And the help of a neighbor"

At six o'clock the sun was rising
On upon the world at seven forty five
The neighbor smiled and said
"You've got a beautiful girl"

She named her Spring
Winter's been a long time passin
She named her Spring
And though she's never been wed

She held her newborn child and said
"Spring, I've waited a long, long time for you
In a broken down apartment house"

Lay a woman dying
And by her side a little six year old girl
Who was softly crying
Momma don't go away and leave me all alone

Momma said to the welfare lady
"Find my child a good home
I'll miss my Spring
Winter's been a long time passing
I'll miss you, Spring"

The angels carried her away
The welfare lady knelt to pray
Spring, she'll be a long time gone from you
In a beautiful church out side of town

Stands a woman smiling
On her hand is a wedding band
Of fashionable stylin
All the years in the orphan's home

He shared with you
And now you hopes and childhood dreams
Have all come true, he loves his Spring
Winter's been a long time passing

He loves you, Spring, he promised you today
He'll never ever go away
Spring, he's waited a long, long time for you
A long, long time for you