[[caption-width-right:300:Fragonard's ''The Swing'', possibly the TropeMaker.]]

Or putting a grown woman (20s to 30s) on a swing and how that's cute and/or hot. PantyShot optional, but certainly implied.

Even modern examples often imply the woman is reliving her childhood, a good 20 years ago.

As the trope's name comes from the slave spiritual song "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", this is not to be confused with DirtyHarriet, unless it occurs at some very weird strip club...

Also has very little to do with TraumaSwing.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Discussed and illustrated in ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass''. "The Swing" is mentioned... as is the "entertainment" usage of the art, much to Kisaragi's dismay.

[[folder: Art ]]
* (The trope illustrator) [[http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/his/CoreArt/art/resources/frag_swing.jpg Older Than Radio]] � and in fact seen as mildly naughty ''{{fanservice}}'' in the early modern era. Hint: Imagine how antiquated undergarments would work on a swing.
* [[Webcomic/HarkAVagrant Kate Beaton's]] [[http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=337 version]] of the picture, where there is no husband, the lady is engrossed in a book and her flying shoe bonks the voyeur on the head.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* [[http://www.comics.org/issue/796951/cover/4/ This cover]] for ''Rear Entry'' #6. (Warning: Mildly NSFW)

[[folder: Film ]]
* ''Film/TheSlipperAndTheRose'' has a ShoutOut to the Fragonard painting: Cinderella sings "I Can't Forget The Melody" while on a swing and wearing a costume almost identical to the one in the painting.
* ''The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing'', a 1955 film starring Joan Collins and Ray Milland about the Evelyn Nesbit case (see RealLife below).
* Bell's wife Marty in Terrence Malick's ''Film/TheThinRedLine''.
* A film called ''Girl on a Swing'' involves a statue of a CreepyChild on a swing, which is mysteriously connected to the male lead's LoveInterest, who is also seen on a swing.
* ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''.
* ''Film/{{Siberiade}}'': Nastya is riding a swing when she rejects her lover Kolya and says she'll marry Phil. This trope is combined with SexySoakedShirt when it starts to rain.
* Kenneth Branagh's ''[[Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing1993 Much Ado About Nothing]]'' had Beatrice on a swing after she realizes she loves Benedict.
* Unsexy variation in ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'': Patrick sits Kat down on the swings when she's drunk at the WildTeenParty and tries to keep her from passing out. She ends up throwing up on him.
** Later, there's a scene where Kat looks down from her bedroom window to see Bianca sitting on a tire swing, dressed in notably little-girlish clothes, and [[CoolBigSis decides to go to the prom so Bianca can, too]].
* The first ''Film/BringItOn'' movie has a scene where Torrance sits on a swing.
* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' has it in the Pastoral Symphony, when the cupids are matchmaking among the Centaurs.
* Played entirely straight in the 1993 erotic drama ''Film/{{Sirens}}''.
* Ann does this at a Lemp family picnic in ''Film/FourDaughters''--in this instance it's more of a symbol of her free spirit than a fanservice-y example.
* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' has a scene where a young slave woman is swinging on a swing very much in the style of this trope, while other slaves are working and being whipped. It's a bit [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment incongruous and unexplained]].
* Mongryong first sees and, overcome by her beauty, [[LoveAtFirstSight falls in love]] with Chunhyang as she is on a swing in Im Kwon-Taek's ''Film/{{Chunhyang}}''
* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Anna imitates the pose of ''The Swing'' (in front of a copy of the painting, no less) while excitedly bouncing around the castle during "For the First Time in Forever".
* In ''Film/MoulinRouge'', Satine is introduced descending from the ceiling perched on a swing in a cloud of glitter and smoke.

[[folder: Literature ]]
* ''Literature/TheSoundAndTheFury'': The swing in the garden is the site of one of Caddy's first trysts with a boyfriend, and [[BookEnds much later]], her daughter Quentin also goes there with a boy.
* Kristina, one of the heroines in Vilhelm Moberg's ''Literature/TheEmigrants'' novels, is fond of swinging and continues to do it in secret even when she's an adult. She first met her husband, Karl Oskar, while recovering from a wounded knee after she fell out of a swing, and interprets it as a sign that God makes bad things happen only so good things can come out of them. The musical adaptation, ''Kristina från Duvemåla'', opens with Kristina on her swing.
* Subverted in ''Superwally: The Advanced Wally Manual'' by Paul Manning, which describes "Wallettes" as sitting on the swings in public playgrounds to gossip, and swearing at small children who want a go. Not cute ''or'' hot.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' has it on the promo pictures.
* Harry Enfield once did a parody of this trope. He made this DarkerAndEdgier film titled 'Poppet on a Swing' in one of his sketches.
* There's an advert for a spa in the UK press with some lady in a low-cut one-piece swimsuit on a swing.
* An old episode of ''Series/TheWildWildWest'', with the straitlaced GirlOfTheWeek being hypnotized into this.
* 313 in the 2009 version of ''Series/ThePrisoner'', several times when she's brooding.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Hollow Pursuits", Barclay's holographic version of Beverly Crusher sits in a swing wearing an enormous frock.
* In the ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode "The Girl with the Curl", Hodgins takes Angela swinging for their first date.
* Played for laughs on ''Series/SnuffBox'', in a sketch where Matt Berry is a 19th Century gentleman trying to woo a lady ("Will you christen this swing I have [[DoubleEntendre errrrrrrrected]]?") When he finds out that [[spoiler: she's already engaged, he throws her off the swing and calmly announces "Fuck you!"]]

[[folder: Music Videos ]]
%%* Must have occurred in a Music/GwenStefani video.
* Catatonia, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopiRVxIBFc Dead From the Waist Down]]".
* TLC's "No Scrubs" video.
* The John Anderson song ''Swinging'':
-->Little Charlotte she's a darlin'
-->she's the apple of my eye
-->and when I'm on the swing with her
-->she makes me almost high
-->Charlotte is my lover
-->she has been since the spring
-->I just can't believe it started
-->On her front porch in a swing
-->just a swingin'

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
* The illustration for the Red Fox species in the ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' rulebook has a female Red Fox in a scene very similar to ''The Swing''.

[[folder: Puppet Shows ]]
* One episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' had special guest Theresa Brewer in a recreation of the Fragonard painting. She attempted to sing "Spinning Wheel" while being pushed by Sweetums.

[[folder: Theater ]]
* The first act of the dance musical "Contact" is based on ''The Swing'' painting. The Girl and [[SwappedRoles The Servant]] have no problem making contact.
* In ''Music in the Air'' TheIngenue Sieglinde takes a ride on a swing at the zoo.

[[folder: Other ]]
* [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]]'s Ride/CountryBearJamboree has Teddi Barra, who comes down from the theater ceiling on a swing to do her number.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Nesbit Evelyn Nesbit]], the "Girl on the Red Velvet Swing", a film [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory very loosely based]] on her "relationship" with [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Stanford]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing White]] and his murder by her husband [[AbusiveSpouse Harry]] [[AxCrazy Thaw.]]