"Wendell Gee" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
That's when Wendell Gee
Takes a tug upon the string
That held the line of trees
Behind the house he lived in
He was reared to give respect
But somewhere down the line, he chose

To whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)
And whistle as the wind blows through the leaves (gonna miss you, boy)

He had a dream one night
That the tree had lost its middle
So he built a trunk of chicken wire
To try to hold it up
But the wire, the wire turned to lizard skin
And when he climbed inside

There wasn't even time to say (gonna miss you, boy)
Goodbye to Wendell Gee (gonna miss you, boy)
So whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)
Whistle as the wind blows with me (gonna miss you, boy)

There wasn't even time to say (gonna miss you, boy)
Goodbye to Wendell Gee (gonna miss you, boy)
So whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)
And listen as the wind blows through the leaves (gonna miss you, boy)

If the wind were colors (gonna miss you, boy)
And if the air could speak (gonna miss you, boy)
Then whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)
And whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)


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"Wendell Gee" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentWendell Gee was a local businessman in the Athens, Ga area.
    * He was a used-car salesman, if I remember correctly. In
    the "Shiny Chatty People" interview, the guys say there is a little town near
    Athens where there are a bunch of businesses owned by people named "Gee" --
    pool hall, bail bondsman, etc. "You just know it must be some kind of family,"
    Peter says. He doesn't quite explain why they used the name in the song,
    though
    REMFIELDon October 14, 2007   Link

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