Rod Stewart
Mandolin Wind
On The Acoustic

Rod Stewart Mandolin Wind On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome in to my Rod Stewart Mandolin Wind page.

Below is a free downloadable pdf chord sheet to help you learn this song. As well, my free acoustic demo will show you how I play this number. And if you use the lyrics on the page you can play and sing along with me, or use the video near the bottom.

Finally there is a purchase link for the full acoustic lesson if you need it or just want to support my site.


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Rod Stewart
Mandonlin Wind
Demo Tips & Pdf

From the album "Every Picture Tells A Story" from 1971, this song was never released as a single but many critics claim that it should have and likely would have been a top 10 hit. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = a steady up and down will work for this one
  • Picking = just riffs
  • Chords = A, G, D

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Rod Stewart Mandolin Wind Lyrics 

When the rain came - I thought you'd leave
Cause I knew how much - you loved the sun
But you chose to stay - stay and keep me warm
Through the darkest nights - I've ever known

If the mandolin wind - couldn't change a thing - And I know I - love ya
Oh the snow fell - without a break
Buffalo died - in the frozen fields you know
Through the coldest winter - in almost fourteen years
I couldn't believe - you kept a smile
Now I can rest assured - knowing that we've seen the worst - And I know I - love ya

Oh I never was good - with romantic words
So the next few lines - come really hard
Don't have much - but what I've got is yours
Except of course - my steel guitar
Cause I know you don't play - But I'll teach you one day - Because I - love ya

I recall - the night we knelt and prayed
Noticing - your face was thin and pale
I found it hard - to hide my tears
I felt ashamed - I felt I'd let you down
No mandolin wind - couldn't change a thing - Couldn't change a thing no, no

La da da da da …. La da da da da …. La da da da da … da da da … x2
The coldest winter - in almost fourteen years
Could never - never change your mind …And I love ya- Yes indeed and I love ya
And I love ya - Lord I love ya - And I love ya - yes I do

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