Fleetwood Mac Bewitches The Crowd With “Rhiannon” Live!

Advertisement
Fleetwood Mac Bewitches The Crowd With “Rhiannon” Live! | Society Of Rock Videos

“This Is A Song About An Old Welsh Witch.”

This is easily one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac performances – ever! It’s 1976 and the band is fresh-faced and swept up in their massive success; with the combination of Stevie Nicks’ and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham’s onstage chemistry, Fleetwood Mac is unstoppable!

This rendition of ‘Rhiannon’ is absolutely bewitching and a great example of the band’s fierce dedication to their legendary performances.

‘Rhiannon’ was a huge influence on the image of Stevie Nicks, inspiring her flowing shawls and black outfits she began wearing on stage. It gave her a mystical look that caught on with her fans, who often dress like her.

This was actually one of Stevie’s first shows with Fleetwood Mac! Having just joined with Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie sought to set herself – and the band – apart from previous Fleetwood Mac incarnations that leaned more toward the folk side of music.

Her frenetic, bewitching performances of ‘Rhiannon’ during her early days with Fleetwood Mac resulted in legions of fans coming out to see this band that everybody was talking about!

+ Rhiannon lyrics +

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?
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

Once in a million years a lady like her rises
Oh no, Rhiannon, you cry, but she’s gone
Your life knows no answer, your life knows no answer}

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

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.

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates

Premium Partners

Society of Rock partner World War Wings
Society of Rock partner Daily Rock Box
Society of Rock partner Country Music Nation
Society of Rock partner Country Rebel
Society of Rock partner I Love Classic Rock
Society of Rock partner Rock Pasta

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info.