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Oklahoma State Waltz

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Rural scene in Oklahoma
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"Oklahoma Wind"

Music and lyrics by Dr. Dale J. Smith

"Oklahoma Wind" (by Dr. Dale J. Smith) is a western style lament of the plight of the American Indian. The song was designated the official State Waltz of Oklahoma by State Senate Resolution No. 42 (enrolled by Senator John Dahl, Barnsdall, Oklahoma).

LYRICS:

In an ancient sunrise, lighting the sky,
men and spirits came riding by on the land that was taken
by you and I in the wind.

The wind kept blowing and moved us with haste.
We devoured this country just for the taste of that land that was theirs,
Lord what a waste in the wind.

Chorus:

Oklahoma Wind Waltz me back home again, back where a friend is a friend,
Oklahoma Wind.

Just a drifting cowboy riding along,
I heard the wind call and I had to belong
to the land that was callin' and growin' up strong in the wind.

We waited for the signal to start the race,
all we had to do was to drive our stakes in the land that was willin'
to give us a place in the wind.

Chorus

Was the year of thirty five, hardly nothing was left alive
'cept the will of a few that made her survive in the wind.

And now she's blowin across the plain.
O'er the hills of golden grain, ev'rybody knows she's alive again in the wind.

Chorus

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Source:
Official State Waltz: Oklahoma Historical Society (pdf)
Oklahoma Information: Oklahoma U Law Center
Links:
OKLAHOMA STATE ICONS: OK.gov
History of Standard Ballroom by Jeff Bettany
All State Songs - National Anthem

    

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