Rhiannon

Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn’t you love to love her
Takes to the sky like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover

All your life you’ve never seen a woman
Taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win

She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark
And when the sky is starless

All your life you’ve never seen a woman
Taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win
Will you ever win

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

She rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn’t you love to love her
She rules her life like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover

All your life you’ve never seen a woman
Taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven
Will you ever win
Will you ever win

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Ooh…

Taken by
Taken by the sky
Taken by
Taken by the sky
Taken by
Taken by the sky

Dreams unwind
Love’s a state of mind
Dreams unwind
Love’s a state of mind

(Stevie Nicks) © 1975 Welsh Witch Music (BMI)

About the Song

“Rhiannon” is the second U.S. single from Fleetwood Mac’s 10th studio album, the eponymously titled Fleetwood Mac (1975). Issued as a radio remix, the single reached #11 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in June 1976 and #46 on the UK single charts in February 1978 (upon reissue).

The remix appears on The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac (2002) and Fleetwood Mac reissue (2004).

Rhiannon is a character in the 1973 science fiction novel Triad by Mary Leader. Enamored by the name, Stevie wrote the song that became the classic “Rhiannon.” Years later, Stevie learned that Rhiannon was the Welsh horse goddess in Celtic mythology. The striking similarities between the song “Rhiannon” and Rhiannon of the Welsh stories inspired Stevie to write other songs about Rhiannon, many of which are still unreleased.

When Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974, many of the songs they had written for a proposed second Buckingham Nicks album (“Monday Morning,” “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” and “I’m So Afraid”) were used for Fleetwood Mac instead.

Rhiannon (Album Version)

Rhiannon (Single Remix)

Rhiannon (Live)

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