those winds sure can blow cold...

Four Strong Winds

Ian Tyson, Composer

... songs to live by ...

Neil Young, with Willie Nelson

Johnny Cash

Ian Tyson

Four strong winds that blow lonely
Seven seas that run high
All those things that don't change come what may.


This song makes me want to pick up a guitar and play. I first learned it through Bobby Bare’s recording. That led me to Tyson. A song, deep in my well. And my well’s a little dark these days.


Anonymous said...

Another favorite of mine is Tyson's slightly darker song Summer Wages:
"I'm going to work on them towboats
With my slippery city shoes
Lord I swore I would never do that again."


sam of the ten thousand things said...

"Summer Wages" is a great & dark song - I'll be lost and gone like summer wages. Thanks for the listen.

Patrice said...

Thanks for posting this. I'm a sucker for a fella with a harmonica...

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thank you, Patrice, for the visit & listen. Young is such a wonderful artist.