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The Autumn Wind

The Autumn Wind

Listen and read the lyrics of "The Autumn Wind," the iconic anthem of the Raiders. Narrated by John Facenda, set to a musical score by Sam Spence, and introduced by NFL Films in 1974, this legendary poem embodies the spirit and tradition of Raider Nation, serving as the battle cry for the Silver and Black.

"The Autumn Wind is a pirate.
Blustering in from sea,
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
Swaggering boisterously.

His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a bristling black mustache.

He growls as he storms the country,
A villain big and bold.
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
As he robs them of their gold.

The Autumn Wind is a Raider,
Pillaging just for fun.
He'll knock you 'round and upside down,
And laugh when he's conquered and won."