NFL Films president Steve Sabol, who passed away at age 69 on Tuesday, played a big role in the glorification of the Oakland Raiders' tough-guy image.

It was Sabol who penned a poem for NFL Films in 1974 titled, "The Autumn Wind," which was set to music and is still considered the Raiders' unofficial theme song.

Late Raiders owner Al Davis is said to have loved Sabol's production, reportedly saying "it epitomized everything that the Raiders stood for."

The following is the text of Sabol's "The Autumn Wind."

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.