I have been racking my brain and searching high and low to identify a song I can only partially remember from the 70's. Hoping someone on this exchange will have an idea. Here's what I can remember:
1) Song is slow tempo rock or blues rock. 2) The song starts with what sounds like gale force winds blowing/whistling. 3) As the wind is blowing, an electric guitar begins strumming a 3-chord riff lightly and the guitar is fading in. Maybe Gm x2, then D, then Cm. 4) Drums and bass the kick in and the wind begins to fade completely out. 5) Song has a really good guitar solo in it. 6) The only lyrics I can remember, and I am not sure about this, is a line that says something like, "A man and his ship have a lot to learn" or "A man and a ship have a lot of nerve".
I know this isn't much to go on and I can't come up with who the vocals sound like. For a long time, I thought it might be a Robin Trower song, but I have listened to them all and don't think that is correct. Any ideas? :-)