"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 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 CommentMy favorite John Anderson song. I love the way it was put together the instruments and the eerie feel it has to it. Makes his words so much more meaningful. I don't even want to picture the problems with our land and the views and ownerships in the hundred more years to come.
    NutzyPixeon November 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs each day goes by, more and more land is taken away and ruined by humans' disgusting ways. Nature is what we rely on whether we realize it or not. All our resources and everything comes from nature. Everyone seems to want to just take from nature out of greed... nobody seems to care about preserving it or at least replenish it some, just take. It makes me sick. People are disgusting parasites. That's what I get from this song when I hear it. Beautiful music in this song.
    sgninaemgnoson February 17, 2009   Link

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