American Old Time Song Lyrics: 52 The Way The Wind Blows

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 52

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Copyright. 1896 by A. Scull & Co.
 Words by Wm. H. Gardiner. Music by Wm. H. Friday, Jr.

We are all of us headed "the way the wind blows,"
We're single or wedded, "the way the wind blows."
We're up or we're down, we smile or we frown,
And the cut of our clothes tells "the way the wind blows."

But the way the wind blows, that's what nobody knows,
For 'round it will veer when you think you're in clover;
And when you get in to the midst of the swim,
Look out that you don't some find day get thrown over.

The policemen keep posted "the way the wind blows:"
They always have coasted "the way the wind blows;"
They sneak up a street and sleep on their beat:
They're awake or they doze with "the way the wind blows." - Cho.

Pretty girls come near knowing "the way the wind blows;"
They're posing or sewing the way the wind blows;"
They faint or they scream, and hint for ice cream.
For they all work their beaux in "the way the wind blows." -- Chor.

We are serf or patrician, "the way the wind blows,"
We shift our position "the way the wind blows."
One day we are broke, and call it a joke,
But we all wear our clothes in "the way the wind blows." -Chorus.

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