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Led Zeppelin - Ramble On

(Page/Plant)

Leaves are falling all around, It s time I was on my way.
Thanks to you, I m much obliged for such a pleasant stay.
But now it s time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way.
For now I smell the rain, and with it pain, and it s headed my way.
Sometimes I grow so tired, but I know I ve got one thing I got to do...

*Ramble On, And now s the time, the time is now, to sing my song.
I m goin round the world, I got to find my girl, on my way.
I ve been this way ten years to the day, Ramble On,
Gotta find the queen of all my dreams.

Got no time to for spreadin roots, The time has come to be gone.
And to our health we drank a thousand times, it s time to Ramble On.

* Chorus

Mine s a tale that can t be told, my freedom I hold dear.
How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air.
T was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair.
But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her....yeah.

* Chorus

Gonna ramble on, sing my song. Gotta keep-a-searchin for my baby...
Gonna work my way, round the world. I can t stop this feelin in my heart
Gotta keep searchin for my baby. I can t find my bluebird!

Some of Robert Plant's lyrics in this song were inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of The Rings. The references are to the adventures of the Hobbit, Frodo Baggins, as he goes to "the darkest depths of Mordor" and encounters "Gollum and the evil one." Plant later admitted in an audio documentary that he was embarrassed by the Tolkien references, as they don't make all that much sense - a fair maiden wouldn't be found in Mordor, and Gollum would want nothing to do with her anyway, since his only concern is the precious ring. This is one of Led Zeppelin's most enduring songs, but they never performed it live from start to finish while the band was active. It was in their set when Zeppelin reunited for a one-off concert at the O2 Arena in London on December 10, 2007. John Bonham's son Jason filled in on drums at that show. What John Bonham played as percussion to supplement his drums on this song is not clear. It sounds like bongos, but has been reported to be a plastic garbage pail or a guitar case. Source: Song Facts

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