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Four Strong Winds (Sons Of Erin) MIDI, videos
#1203: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2010
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Four strong winds that blow lonely,
Seven seas that run high,
All these things that don't change,
Come what may.
But our good times are all gone,
And I'm bound for moving on.
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.

Think I'll go out to Alberta,
Weather's good there in the fall.
Got some friends that I could go working for,
Still I wish you'd change your mind.
If I asked you one more time,
But we've been through this
a hundred times or more.

Four strong winds that blow lonely,
Seven seas that run high,
All these things that don't change,
Come what may.
But our good times are all gone,
And I'm bound for moving on.
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.

If I get there before the snow flies,
And things are going good,
You can meet me if I send you down the fare.
But by then it would be winter,
Nothing much for me to do,
And those winds sure can blow way out there.

Four strong winds that blow lonely,
Seven seas that run high,
All these things that don't change,
Come what may.
But our good times are all gone,
And I'm bound for moving on.
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.

Still I wish you'd change your mind.
If I asked you one more time,
But we've been through this
a hundred times or more.

Four strong winds that blow lonely,
Seven seas that run high,
All these things that don't change,
Come what may.
But our good times are all gone,
And I'm bound for moving on.
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way.

Four strong winds....

####.... Ian Tyson [b.1933] ....####
Recorded by Ian and Sylvia Tyson (Four Strong Winds, Vanguard Records, 1963); and (Ian And Sylvia, 1964).

Notes from Canoe.ca: Modern folk classic that helped put Canadian duo Ian and Sylvia Tyson on the folk map. It was recorded by dozens of artists in the sixties, and revitalized years later by Neil Young of Toronto, Ontario (Comes A Time, 1978).

Note: Chosen in 2005 by CBC Radio listeners as the greatest Canadian song of all time on the series 50 Tracks: The Canadian Version. Also sung each year on the last night of the Edmonton (Alberta) Folk Music Festival.

This variant is from a television performance by Sons Of Erin (c.1980), featuring bandleader Ralph O'Brien, Bob O'Donovan, and Wayne Gladney from their self-titled Newfoundland Television (NTV) music series broadcast on Saturday mornings. NTV won three CanPro awards in 1981 for their locally produced shows, one of which was the Sons Of Erin music series.


See more songs by Sons of Erin.

The video below features an excellent guitar performance of a variant by Raymond Crooke of Melbourne, Australia.

#403: YouTube video by raymondcrooke ©2009
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