While Chicago may be the windy city, it is rare to not have wind in Kansas. The first time I moved to Florida from Kansas, an older neighbor came rushing out the door while I was hanging close on the line one day. He informed me there were gale force winds (25mph) and it was dangerous to put my close out. I let him know it was a breezy day where i came from.
The Sternberg Museum in Hays recently held a wind fair. That got me thinking about wind songs. Here are a few for older adults. I would use most in a “Name That Tune” way with the (*) to be sung.
- Windy (by The Association)
- They Call the Wind Maria
- Blowin’ in the Wind*
- I Talk to the Wind
- Down In the Valley*
- Gentle on My Mind*
- Dust in the Wind (by Kansas)
- Four Strong Winds*
- Summer Wind
- Button Up Your Overcoat*
- Waltz of the Wind*
- Stormy Weather
- The Wayward Wind (Patsy Cline)
- Any Old Wind That Blows (Johnny Cash)
- Let’s Go Fly a Kite* (You could sing the refrain of this one)
A big thank you to Green Book of Songs for their help.
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