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The Wind Chords
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~From: [email protected] (Paul Black)

Here are a couple of Cat Stevens Tunes I learned from the
recordings last summer.

                              The Wind

                           By Cat Stevens

                  Presented to you by Paul D. Black

This is a short, catchy little diddy.  I believe it is off of the Tea
For the Tillerman Album?

Below is the tab to the verse.  There is some fingerpicking involved in
that part of the song.

For the chorus part, I just gave the chords since they are in the
standard position and you'll really have to hear the recording to get the
strum pattern (that what gives it it's flavor).

This is just approximate. You'll have to listen to the record to get the
exact chordal pattern.  When you hear it you'll see (hear) what I mean.

1st guitar on intro:
|                 |                 |                 |                 |
|                 |                 |                 |                 |
|                 |                 |                 |                 |
|                 |                 |                 |                 |
|                 |                 |                 |                 |

2nd guitar on intro and this following pattern continues throughout the
verse.  H = Hammer

        D     G        Asus4         D           G        Asus4
  1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .  1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .  1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
|                |          H      |                |                 |
|                |                 |                |                 |
|                |                 |                |                 |
|                |                 |                |                 |
|                |                 |                |                 |

Verse 1:
I listen to the wind, to the wind of my soul.
Where I'll end up, well I think, only God really knows.

Chorus: ??

G  A G             A   D     Em
I sat upon the setting sun

   A G          A  G         A G
I never, never, never, never

    A G            A   D     Em
I never wanted water once

   A G           A    D  (back to the verse)
I Never, never, never.

I listen to my words but they fall far below.
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go.

G  A G             A   D      Em
I swam upon the Devil's Lake

   A G          A  G         A G
I never, never, never, never

      A G            A      D     Em
I'll never make the same mistake

   A G           A    D
I Never, never, never.

(Back to the verse guitar pattern.  Repeat twice and end.)

~From: [email protected]
Subj: Re: CRD: Cat Stevens
~Date: Sat, 12 Feb 1994 15:26:40 GMT

Many thanks to Paul Black for posting the TABs for the Steven's songs.
I have a slightly different take on the chorus of the Wind, but Paul's
version is probably more accurate.  It's been --mmm- 20 years since I
actually listened to the Wind...  Anyway, here's the way I play
the chorus (starting from G):

   A            G  A    D    E-
I sat upon the setting sun

   G      E-     G     Asus4  A7   G
I never, never, never   ne    ver

   A            G A  D      E-
I never wanted water once

   G      E-   A    G D
I never, ne   ver  never


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Cat Stevens - The Wind Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind The Wind Chords:

Yusuf Islam,[1] formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London, UK), is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam.

As 'Cat Stevens', he has sold over 60 million albums around the world since the late 1960s. His albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified by the RIAA as having achieved Triple Platinum status in the United States (three million sales each); his album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. His songwriting has also earned him two ASCAP songwriting awards (for "The First Cut Is the Deepest," which has been a hit single for four different artists.)

Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame in 1977. The following year, he adopted his Muslim name Yusuf Islam and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. In 2006, he returned to pop music, with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup.

He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including the 2004 Man for Peace award and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. He lives with his wife, Fauzia Mubarak Ali, and five children in Brondesbury Park, London, and spends part of each year in Dubai.[2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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