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The Wayward Wind
Gogi Grant Lyrics


The wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

In a lonely shack by a railroad track
He spent his younger days
And I guess the sound of the outward-bound
Made him a slave to his wand'rin ways

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

Oh I met him there in a border town
He vowed we'd never part
Though he tried his best to settle down
I'm now alone with a broken heart

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

The next of kin to the wayward wind

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: HERBERT NEWMAN, STANLEY R. LEBOWSKY

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Donald Morrow

My mom, a southern black woman in every sense, bought this and played it for me when I was very young. She told me later that she received a lot of flack when she played this for some of her friends, so she played it in private. So this song became our little secret for years. We were both die-hard blues and R&B fans, but, what she tried to teach me is that good music is good music and to not be afraid to like what you like. This song is one pleasure I will never feel guilty about. Thanks Gogi and thanks Mom.

alan haraldson

I don’t understand how you folks keep voting for democrats when they are the ones that killed over 800,000 Americans to keep you people as slaves! Tell me why you keep voting for democrats?

Lisa Parsons

A great song my mom liked

Sharon Galvin

I like the scene in the movie "Ray" where Ray Charles sings along to the "country" song "Any Time" and remarks afterwards "Music is music."

Tru Keesey

@Cynthia Murphy My parents put the classical music station on the radio.

Tru Keesey

Folks say they are black when they are 3/4 or 7/8 white. Snoop Dogg had his DNA evaluated at 39% white. Whoopee Goldberg 8%. American average 20-40%. So Obama was obviously over half white, so it is not honesty nor truth to call him either one, but raceless. Percentages matter, so estimate the percentage whenever you speak of race. Don't encourage others to become raceless. Each has its specific purpose. Would make a tool that is half like a hammer and half like a wrench? It would not be effective in the job of either.

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Jorge Mario Rodas

Well it is now Jan 12, 2020 and this great song is still great to hear. One of those songs I shall like as long as I live. It has something no other song has which is hard to describe.

I you

songs say things words cant express.

lazy single daisy Bronwyn

You could have not said that better, but I feel it is a spiritual truth happening in this song.

Rex Stewart

Using it as one of my FACEBOOK posts for the Borax Wagon Model Project!

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