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I have been enchanted by the names of winds but never found a source list. For example, Sirocco is a hot desert wind in Libia. Mistral (masterful) is a cold, dry, northerly wind in France. The Santa Anna winds are in California, and I presume they blow near the time of the Christian feast of St. Ann.
Can anyone add to this list or refer me to a source?
 
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In my haste yesterday I copied and pasted the Wrong Version.

Here's the Kingston Trio's version, trusting that they got it right ....

"They Call the Wind Mariah"

Away out here they have a name for rain and wind and fire.
The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe and they call the wind Mariah.

Mariah blows the stars around and sets the clouds a-flyin'.
Mariah makes the mountains sound like folks was out there dyin'.

Mariah. (Mariah).
Mariah. (Mariah).
They call the wind Mariah.

Before I knew Mariah's name and heard her wail and whinin',
I had a gal and she had me and the sun was always shinin'.

But then one day I left my gal.
I left her far behind me
and now I'm lost, so gol' darn lost
not even God can find me.

Mariah. (Mariah).
Mariah. (Mariah).
They call the wind Mariah.

Out here they have a name for rain and wind and fire only.
When you're lost and all alone, there ain't no name for lonely.
And I'm a lost and lonely man without a star to guide me.
Mariah blow my love to me. I need my gal beside me.

Mariah. (Mariah.)
They call the wind Mariah.
Mariah!
Mariah. (Mariah.)
They call the wind Mariah.

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names of winds

Here's one such list. Welcome aboard, missann.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
 
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listening to this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bNNoBUo6Do it appears the lyrics Jerry wrote are slightly inaccurate, or there are multiple version of the song.
 
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See here for names and here for more informatioin about some of them.
 
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Thank you for the names of winds. I'm sorry to see Mariah is fictional. It is such a romantic name, and still a good song.
 
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And well sung too Smile!
 
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