Gertie in the Fury

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Gertie in the Fury

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  1. Gertie in the Fury

This song was inspired by a news story. A woman in Indiana found an old black and white photo stuck on the windshield of her car with “Gertie 1942” written on the back. After posting on Twitter, she learned it had blown 150 miles from Kentucky in a tornado. In the song, Gertie is an unwitting hero, a messenger from a simpler time, here to wake us up the worsening impacts of climate change. (News article about Gertie: https://nbcnews.to/32TTyVI)

Recent tornados have devastated parts of western Kentucky. Recovery will be a daunting challenge. All proceeds from the download of this song to benefit The Community Foundation of West Kentucky.

Please donate, enjoy the song while helping this devastated community.

For song inquiries please contact the artists at: contact@whimonawire.com

Lyrics:

Arising from a dusty shelf, not of her own volition.
Summoned from obscurity for a daring mission.

Gertie in the fury, sucked up in the swirl.
Swept from West Kentucky in a vicious hurl.
Dropped in Indiana, stuck upon the glass.
Black and white and so serene in her summer dress.

To remind us of a time before, the web could find a stranger.
Or to remind us of a time before, the planet knew such danger.

Gertie in the fury, sucked up in the swirl.
Swept from West Kentucky in a vicious hurl.
Dropped in Indiana, stuck upon the glass.
Black and white and so serene in her summer dress.

Burn a candle for Mayfield, burn a candle for the earth
Burn a candle for all we’ve lost. For all our future’s worth.

Gertie in the fury, sucked up in the swirl.
Swept from West Kentucky in a vicious hurl.
Dropped in Indiana, stuck upon the glass.
Black and white and so serene in her summer dress.

Can we ignore the warning, and look the other way.
Or have we grown accustomed to all the disarray?

Credits:

Song by: David Loewy and Jeanne Carey

David Loewy, vocals, guitar
Jeanne Carey, vocals, violin
Larry Federman, guitar
Steve Kaplan, bass
Francesca Pratt, drums

Artwork by Jeanne Carey