IF THE WIND HAD ONLY BLOWN THE OTHER WAY
 
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I am a most unhappy soul
Since I have lost my heart's control
To dashing, mashing, Mister Alex King
Why, I was about eighteen
When twins appeared upon the scene
'Twas but a year I'd worn my wedding ring
I met him in the month of June
'Twas on a windy afternoon
He was a swell to judge him by his clothes
And I had on a Princess gown
A dream that had been handed down
But what attracted him the most was my silk hose.

Chorus: If the wind had only blown the other way
I might have been a single girl today
I'd not be pushing paregoric
Into twins who've got the colic
If the wind had only blown the other way.


He claims that I encouraged him
But that excuse is very thin
I really never knew he followed me
You know how strange a woman feels
When someone's always at your heels
And I was just as scared as I could be
I might have had my skirts all pinned
But how was I to stop the wind
You know quite well how skirts will often fly
Last night I asked him 'Tell me pray
Why did you wink at me that day?'
He said he didn't wink 'twas dust got in his eye.

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Written and composed Williams
Performed by Maidie Scott (1887-1966)
 
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