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Whistle down the wind

Posted by James Briggs on June 07, 2000

In Reply to: Whistle down the wind posted by James Hearn on June 07, 2000

: I realise "Whistle down the wind" is the title of a book and subsequent Lloyd-Webber musical but I was wondering if that was the source of its origination and what it really means!I'm interested in using it as a song lyric because I love the way it sounds but it would help if I knew what I was writing about!!Can anyone help? Thanks

To whistle down the wind is to talk purposelessly; to abandon. This relates to hawking where there is little point in releasing the bird downwind.