Stevie Nicks Finally Hears Song Of White-Winged Dove

Despite writing “Just like the white-winged dove sings a song/ Sounds like she’s singing/ Ooh ooh ooh” for the song “Edge of Seventeen,” Stevie Nicks had never actually heard a white-winged dove singing.

But a video that Nicks recently posted on her social media accounts features a dove sitting atop a branch in front of a bright blue sky, cooing as it stares at her.

The singer and songwriter explained, “In 1980 I was flying home from Phoenix Arizona and I was handed a menu that said, ‘The white wing dove sings a song that sounds like she’s singing ooh, ooh, ooh. She makes her home here in the great Saguaro cactus that provides shelter and protection for her…’ As you well know, I was very taken with that whole picture and went on to write ‘Edge of Seventeen.’ But over the last 40 years I can honestly say, I have never heard a dove sing~ until now. Several days ago, outside my room, I started to hear the sound of a bird singing the same thing over and over. One little Ahhh~ and then three OOH’s~ over and over again. I thought it was an owl, but a friend said, ‘No, that’s a dove!’ I started to cry. This dove had come here to watch over me”.

“So we filmed her singing her song and I am sending her out to you,” she added.

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