"Seminole Wind" as written by and John David Anderson....
Ever since the days of old
Men would search for wealth untold
They'd dig for silver and for gold
And leave the empty holes
And way down south in the Everglades
Where the black water rolls and the saw grass waves
The eagles fly and the otters play
In the land of the Seminole

So blow, blow Seminole wind
Blow like you're never gonna blow again
I'm callin' to you like a long-lost friend
But I know who you are
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee
All the way up to Micanopy
Blow across the home of the Seminole
The alligator and the gar

Progress came and took its toll
And in the name of flood control
They made their plans and they drained the land
Now the Glades are goin' dry
And the last time I walked in the swamp
I stood up on a cyprus stump
I listened close and I heard the ghost
Of Oseola cry

So blow, blow Seminole wind
Blow like you're never gonna blow again
I'm callin' to you like a long-lost friend
But I know who you are
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee
All the way up to Micanopy
Blow across the home of the Seminole
The alligator and the gar


Lyrics submitted by SMUSER17024245, edited by BrunoP

"Seminole Wind" as written by John David Anderson

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    General Commentholy crap i love this song and am pleased to be the first to make a comment!

    love it love it love it and im not all that big a fan of county either
    minkoilon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song defines the age of modern man and the destruction of all the lands. How back when times were simple the only thing that perished were the NEEDED resources to survive and not just the stuff thats WANTED in todays time.
    MusicalOddityon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentError in first run of chorus
    MusicalOddityon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan you tell me what the error is ?
    I just listened to it again and couldn't tell a difference, a quick lookup on google shows the same lyrics..
    SMUSER17024245on February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJohn Anderson was recently on Cross Country with Big and Rich. He was talking about this song and how it reflects on the Florida land and how they are taking the swamp/gator areas and draining it all and cleaning it out for more space to build upon.
    Coronaboyon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the error musicaloddity was referring to was "the alligators in the dark", which yeah, I'm pretty sure isn't what the song says.
    tweedwolfscreamon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always though it said the "alligators and the Garr". Kinda makes since, Garr is a common kind of archaic fish found in those parts.
    oocaptainooon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI listened closely, and he definitely says "alligators and the gar" both times.

    At any rate, this is a great song, John Anderson has an amazing voice.
    hammerhead300on May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks.....its john andersons best.
    Army123on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how he says that "progress came and took its toll". This song does a great job of relating how people seem to only see how the world can better them rather than co-existing with nature. It's such a sad song but is so true with nearly all modern civilization.
    Amazing to think that the Natives were viewed as such savages but had so much of a better understanding of their place in the world. It's been hundreds of years and people still have such a view of ownership and entitlement with land.
    cj277von July 14, 2008   Link

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