"Ride A White Swan" as written by and Marc Bolan....
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 tattooed 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 place it on your fore-head
Say a few spells and baby there you go
Take a black cat
Sit it on your shoulder
And in the morning you'll know all you know


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"Ride a White Swan" as written by Marc Bolan


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    General CommentI love it the rhythm is beautiful. It changes my mood to happy when I hear it. The lyrics sound like Tolkien.
    flower_girlon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it needs to mean anything, think we have our own meaning to this song,

    Great song though, i love it and makes me want to dance!
    Rachie84on August 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI wanna ride a white swan! This song Rocks!
    Coney_island_babyon January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, at his funeral they had a huge white swan made of flowers. I believe his record company sent it to pay respects.
    RiversideGuitariston July 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanyone know the significance of beltane?
    bolan always references it and as far as i know its like, some celtic festival..
    he was kinda tolkein influenced too, if that helps.
    AladdinInsaneon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentby "kinda Tolkien influenced" do you mean the original other band member had the name of a character from The Lord of the Rings? - Steve Peregrine Took.... ;)
    RabbitFighteron November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeltane was the Celtic midsummer festival, I believe.
    I have no idea what this song is about, or if it's about anything, but it's great. Great guitar part.
    johntherevelatoron May 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've always interpreted this as gentle teasing of the hippies who were playing around with Druidism/Wiccan etc. in the late 60s and early 70s. You get the feeling Marc thought they were harmless kooks and their activities were of no consequence ("you can't go wrong", "there you go", "you'll know all you'll know").
    JimmyJazz68on September 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like the song is calling some lady a witch.
    widowmakeron August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely saying something about witchcraft - or using witchcraft to say something about a woman.
    AndreAndreon March 04, 2009   Link

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