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"MANDOLIN WIND" by Rod Stewart www.rodstewart.com
From Every Picture Tells A Story (1971)
Written by Rod Stewart
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net

Key of E.  Capo 7, play in A.

INTRO/OUTRO RIFF:  E  D  Bm7  E

VERSE LEAD-IN:  D/E  D  A/C#  Bm7  D/E  A

         D                         A
When the rain came I thought you'd leave
         D                           A
'Cause I knew how much you loved the sun
        D                       A
But you chose to stay, stay and keep me warm
            D                        A
Through the darkest nights I've ever known
       E                      Bm7
If the mandolin wind couldn't change a thing
              D    A
Then I know I love you

       D                   A
Oh the snow fell without a break
D                          A
Buffalo died in the frozen fields you know
            D                        A
Through the coldest winter in almost fourteen years
  D                           A
I couldn't believe you kept a smile
          E                               Bm7
Now I can rest assured knowing that we've seen the worst
             D    A
And I know I love you

     D                     A
Oh I never was good with romantic words
       D                           A
So the next few lines come really hard
  D                             A
I don't have much but what I've got is yours
  D                           A
Except of course my steel guitar
         E                             Bm7
'Cause I know you don't play, but I'll teach you one day
          D    A
Because I love you

D                     A
I recall the night we knelt and prayed
D                      A
Noticing your face was thin and pale
         D                         A
I found it hard to hide my tears
  D                         A
I felt ashamed I felt I'd let you down
   E                      D
No mandolin wind couldn't change a thing
         Bm7                E
Couldn't change a thing no, no

Transcribed 2020-12-26 by T-rev
More tab available at www.t-rev.net

022100 E
xx0232 D and Dno5 xx0235
x20202 Bm7
x02220 A

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"MANDOLIN WIND" by Rod Stewart www.rodstewart.com
From Every Picture Tells A Story (1971)
Written by Rod Stewart
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net

Key of E.  Capo 2nd fret, optionally leaving one or both
E strings uncapoed, play in D relative to capo.

INTRO/OUTRO RIFF:  A  G  Em7  A

VERSE LEAD-IN:
-------o--------o-------------------------o-----o-----
----0--------0-------------------0--------0-----3-----
-2--------2-------------2-----0-----------0-----2-----
---------------------0--------------------------4-----
-0----------------------------------0-----------0-----
----------3--------2-------0--------------------o-----
 Gadd9/A  Gadd9    D/F#    Em       Gadd2/A     D
o = open uncapoed string

         G                         D
When the rain came I thought you'd leave
         G                           D
'Cause I knew how much you loved the sun
        G                       D
But you chose to stay, stay and keep me warm
            G                        D
Through the darkest nights I've ever known
       A                      Em7
If the mandolin wind couldn't change a thing
              G    D
Then I know I love you

       G                   D
Oh the snow fell without a break
G                          D
Buffalo died in the frozen fields you know
            G                        D
Through the coldest winter in almost fourteen years
  G                           D
I couldn't believe you kept a smile
          A                               Em7
Now I can rest assured knowing that we've seen the worst
             G    D
And I know I love you

     G                     D
Oh I never was good with romantic words
       G                           D
So the next few lines come really hard
  G                             D
I don't have much but what I've got is yours
  G                           D
Except of course my steel guitar
         A                             Em7
'Cause I know you don't play, but I'll teach you one day
          G    D
Because I love you

G                     D
I recall the night we knelt and prayed
G                      D
Noticing your face was thin and pale
         G                         D
I found it hard to hide my tears
  G                         D
I felt ashamed I felt I'd let you down
   A                      G
No mandolin wind couldn't change a thing
         Em7                A
Couldn't change a thing no, no

Transcribed 2020-12-26 by T-rev
More tab available at www.t-rev.net

x02220 A
320003 G and 320033
020003 Em7
xx0232 D

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