Rhiannon (1978 Demos)

#1

She rings like a bell through 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
Will 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 bird in flight
And when the sky is starless

Once in a million years
A lady like her rises
Oh, Rhiannon, you cry
But then she’s gone
And your life
And your life knows no answer
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 master

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

Taken by
Taken by the sky…
Taken by
Taken by the sky
Dreams unwind
And love’s a state of mind
Her dreams unwind
Her love’s a state of mind…

Dream on, silly dreamer
Try hard, you can’t leave her
Dream on, silly dreamer
Try hard…you can’t leave her….
Leave her…
Try hard…
Try hard…

She rings like a bell through the night, and
Wouldn’t you love to love her
Wouldn’t you love…to love her

Stevie: Well, that was better. Ok. I think that I would rather do it all down low, and then we can put a high part on it. Do you know what I mean? Because, it’s like, I’m thinking I’m up high, and I’m thinking, uh oh, now I have to go, and that takes my train of thought away. Do you know what I mean? So, we’ll put that in. Christine can do it, or some…somebody. Yeah. No, I’ll go into it. I’m just taking off these rings. Cause they’re…bothering me.

 

#2

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 master

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

Once in a million years
A lady like her rises
Rhiannon, you cry
But then she’s gone
And your life knows no answer
Your life knows no answer
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

She…
She is…

Stevie: Oh, I’m sorry! Oh, I’m freaking out. Should I go from there, or start… Okay.

 

#3

She rings like a bell through 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
Will 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

She rings like a bell through night, and
Wouldn’t you love to love her
She rules her life like a bird in flight, and
Who will be her lover

Once in a million years
A lady like her…rises
Rhiannon, you cry
But, she’s gone
And your life knows no answer
Your life
Knows no answer
Rhiannon
Rhiannon

Taken by
Taken by sky
Taken by
Taken by the sky

Her dreams unwind
Love’s a state of mind
Her dreams unwind
Her love’s a state of mind

Dream on, silly dreamer
Try hard, you can’t leave her
Dream on, silly dreamer
Try hard, you can’t leave her
Try hard…
Try hard…

She rings…
Like a bell through the night
And wouldn’t you…
Wouldn’t you love…
Wouldn’t you love…
Wouldn’t you love…
To love her…

“Birds Rising” Demo

Stevie: Richard? I finished this song. But we have to go to a park and record the sound of birds rising. It’s really important. The sound of…birds rising. You know, the rustling. Okay. Lindsey? Don’t you think that ‘Rhiannon’ is a beautiful name? Yes, Stevie, I do. I think ‘Rhiannon’ is a beautiful name.

She rings like a bell through the night
Wouldn’t you love to love her
She rules her life Like a bird in flight
Who will be her lover

All your life you’ve never seen a woman
Taken by the wind
Rhiannon, you cry
But she’s gone
And your life knows no end
Your life knows no end

She rings life a bell through the night
She is like a cat in the dark

Once in a million years
A lady like her rises
Rhiannon, you cry
And your life knows no answer
Your life knows no answer

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

Dream on
Dreamer
Try hard
You can’t leave her
Dream on
Silly dreamer
Try hard
You can’t leave her
Leave her
Leave her

Rhiannon…
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Rhiannon…
Ooh….

She rings
Like a bell through the night, and
Wouldn’t you love to love her
Wouldn’t you love to love her
Wouldn’t you love to…love her…

Ooh…