Mandolin Wind Lyrics

Rod Stewart


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Rod Stewart
album: Track 6 in album Every Picture Tells a Story
release date: 1971
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genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:33
producer: Rod Stewart
violin: Dick Powell
piano: Pete Sears
double bass: Danny Thompson
drums: Micky Waller
lead vocals: Rod Stewart
vocal: Madeline Bell
acoustic guitar: Martell Brandy, Martin Quittenton and Rod Stewart
bass guitar & pedal steel guitar & guitar: Ron Wood
slide guitar: Sam Mitchell
organ: Ian McLagan
bass: Andy Pyle
composer: Rod Stewart
lyricist: Rod Stewart

Cover Art

Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story cover art
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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
Then 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
Ha, '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

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
And I love ya


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Every Picture Tells a Story
  • 2 Seems Like a Long Time
  • 3 That’s All Right
  • 4 Tomorrow Is Such a Long Time
  • 5 Maggie May
  • 6 Mandolin Wind
  • 7 (I Know) I’m Losing You
  • 8 Reason to Believe