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"Ride a White Swan"

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"Ride a White Swan"

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Ride A White Swan reached number two in the British charts and was a triumph for the newly reformed Tyrannosorus Rex(now 'T.Rex') With it's Tolkien-like imagery and a "slap-back"guitar echo,similar to that on an Elvis Presley record it was a triumph for the partnership of Marc Bolan and his brilliant ,creative producerTony Visconti.

Marc's guitar playing had improved over the years as he had studied the methodology of both Eric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix and the result was a sound which would create "T.Rextasy" in fans just a year later.An excited Ringo Star would film this phenomenon for Apple Films in 1972,explaining to Marc that TRex fans brought back memories for him of the Beatle's gigs.Sadly the 'Marc Fever' would not last as long not least because of Marc Bolan's untimely death,-but the excitement began with this song.

Ride A White Swan(Lyrics)

Ride it on out like a bird in the sky ways
Ride it on out like you were a bird
Fly it all out like an eagle in a sunbeam
Ride it on out like you were a bird

Wear a tall hat like a druid in the old days
Wear a tall hat and a tatooed gown
Ride a white swan like the people of the Beltane
Wear your hair long, babe you can't go wrong

Catch a bright star and a place it on your fore-head
Say a few spells and baby, there you go
Take a black cat and sit it on your shoulder
And in the morning you'll know all you know, oh

Wear a tall hat like a druid in the old days
Wear a tall hat and a tatooed gown
Ride a white swan like the people of the Beltane
Wear your hair long, babe you can't go wrong

Da-da-da-di-di-da, da-da-da-di-di-da .... 

 

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dougal1964 posted over 5 years ago

So you're the forum Bolanite then, eh?

Anyway this is fantastic.