Mandolin Wind (5:37)

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Mandolin Wind is a track on Rod Stewart’s third solo album Every Picture Tells a Story, released in the middle of 1971. It was the only track on Every Picture Tells a Story that Stewart composed by himself (the album’s title track was co-written with Ronnie Wood). The song tells the story from the point of view of an aging farmer husband - as a tribute to his loyal wife who stays by his side during a horrendous winter on the farm.

Ray jackson of the British folk/rock group Lindisfarne played the mandolin on this track. Stewart forgot Jackson’s name and referred to him as “the mandolin player in Lindisfarne” on the album sleeve credits.


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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

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