March Winds Gonna Blow My Blues All Away

Although bad weather may still be on the immediate horizon, I still feel relief every year getting through February and knowing that spring is not far away. Thus, there is the old saying about March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb.

The song “March Winds Gonna Blow My Blues All Away,” as sung by The Carter Family, recognizes that March optimism. Although the song hints at heartbreak (“My mama told me long years ago/ Never to marry no girls that I know/ Spend all your money and wear out your clothes”), the song also recognizes the March winds and the warming of the winter sun: “Sun’s gonna shine in my back door some day.” So on this first day of March, we wish you nothing but sunshine and March winds to blow your blues away.

For a bonus version of “March Winds Gonna Blow My Blues All Away,” here is a live performance by the underrated Robbie Fulks. I have admired Fulks’s original works for some time, but here he does an excellent lively version of “March Winds,” showing off his guitar skills too. Check out this performance in Chicago from July 7, 2008.

Lion photo via public domain.

What is your favorite song about March? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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