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Thread #40362   Message #2855988
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
04-Mar-10 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Way Out West in Kansas
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Way Out West in Kansas
As a person who lives dangerously close to Kansas, I thank all those who contributed towards 'Way out West in Kansas.' I have gone to YouTube and found it there, much to my amazement.

Art, I liked your verse about the wind. (It's all true, by the way.) However, there's something wrong with the rhyme scheme. Towards the end, you need three lines in a row that rhyme. I have folk processed it some, with these results:

The wind it blows so ve-ry strong
Way out west in Kan-sas,
It blows a-way the notes to songs,
Way out west in Kan-sas,
The peo-ple lean-ing toward the ground,
they buck the wind in my home town.
And when it stops they all fall down.
Way out west in Kan-sas.

I have to say that the verse about the fighting couple does not ring true. I have found rural Kansans to be a pleasant and peaceful bunch, on the whole. Now if it were set in the Ozarks, it might be different...