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[[caption-width-right:353: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.
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!!Examples:

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[[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.
* [[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.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''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 ''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''.
* In ''The Saddest Music in the World'', as America's entry in the competition, Narcissa sings "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" while sitting on an elaborately decorated swing.
* Kenneth Branagh's ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' had Beatrice on a swing.
* 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 ''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 ''Sirens''.

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[[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.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''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 ''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 ''{{Bones}}'' episode The Girl with the Curl, Hodgins takes Angela swinging for their first date.
* Played for laughs on ''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!"]]

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[[folder: Music Videos ]]

* Must have occurred in a 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'

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The illustration for the Red Fox species in the {{Ironclaw}} rulebook has a female Red Fox in a scene very similar to ''The Swing''.

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[[folder: Puppet Shows ]]

* One episode of ''TheMuppetShow'' had special guest Theresa Brewer in a recreation of the Fragonard painting. She attempted to sing "Spinning Wheel" while being pushed by Sweetums.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Nesbit Evelyn Nesbit]], the "Girl on the Red Velvet Swing".

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* 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.

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* {{Disneyland}}'s Country Bear Jamboree (removed but still at Walt Disney World) had Teddi Barra, who comes down from the theater ceiling on a swing to do her number.
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