A Very Popular Canadian Folk Song

Four Strong Winds

Written by Ian Tyson, performed by the Searchers


Four strong winds that blow lonely
Seven seas that run high
All those 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 can go to working for
Still I wish you'd change your mind
If I asked you one more time
But we've been through that a hundred times or more.

If I get there before the snow falls
And if things are going good
You could meet me if I sent you down the fare
But by then it would be winter
There ain't much for you to do
And those winds sure can blow cold way out there.


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