On Horseback
Mike Oldfield Lyrics

I like beer and I like cheese
I like the smell of a Westerly breeze
But I like more than all of these
To be on horseback

Hey and away we go
Through the grass, cross the snow
Big brown beastie
Big brown face
I'd rather be with you
Than flying through space

I like thunder and I like rain
And open fires with roaring flames
But if the thunder is in my brain
I'd like to be on horseback

Some like the city some the noise
Some make chaos and others toys
But if I was to have the choice
I'd rather be on horseback


Some find it strange to be here
On this small planet with who knows where
But when it's strange and full of fear
It's nice to be on horseback

Some are short and others tall
Some hit there heads against the wall
But it doesn't really matter at all
When you happen to be on horseback


So if you feel a little glum
To Hergest Ridge you should come
In summer, winter, rain or sun
It's good to be on horseback, hm

[Chorus: x2]

You know, I'd rather be on horseback

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Comments from YouTube:

Phyllis R

This is mine and my daughter's favorite song from when she was a youngster..she will be 47 tomorrow, Dec. 30th! I still have this album!

Observador Refundido


phill midgley

Phyllis R amazing how music spans generations. This is one of my daughter’s favourites and she only 6. May quality music like this live for ever.

The Lady Of Shalott

The sound is clearer so it is remastered... On Horseback and Sally, the most beautiful lullabies ever!!

Mono Keras

This appear to be a new remixed version featuring a much clearer Oldfield’s voice than on the older ones. Also more echo during the chorus. Also an added “Think of it” at the end, if I’m not mistaken

Mono Keras

@Nick Kendell That is, you use tubular bells to scare birds away, or the CD? (Lol)

Nick Kendell

@David F I couldn't agree more. I bought a copy of Tubular Bells recently [one of seemingly dozens around - and NON better than the original] and I couldn't listen to it. It went straight into the garden for bird scaring.

David F

I hate so much the deluxe versions. The songs were great back in the day, why ruining all the nostalgia by adding new vocals, new instrumentation and horrible mix. Mike Oldfield lost his way on these ones like George Lucas for star wars ... or maybe that's an argument to sell new records. anyway I'll stick to my vinyl records from the past.

Electroshock Therapy for the Soul

I like the vocals here better, but I feel like half of the instrumentation was pushed too far back in the mix losing some of its majestic quality.


It must have been taken from 2010 remastered version.

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