Led Zeppelin


Led Zeppelin

“The Rover”  from Physical Graffiti (1975)

the rover – led zeppelin

(Page/Plant)

I”ve been to London, seen seven wonders. I know to trip is just to fall

I used to rock it, sometimes I’d roll it. I always knew what it was for.

There can be no denyin’ that the wind ‘ll shake ’em down

And the flat world’s flyin’. There’s a new plague on the land

If we could just join hands (X3)

 

Traversed the planet when heaven sent me. I saw the kings who rule them all

Still by the firelight and purple moonlight. I hear the rested rivers call

And the wind is crying, from a love that won’t grow cold

My lover, she is lying, on the dark side of the globe

If we could just join hands (X3)

 

You got me rockin’ when I ought to be a-rollin’

Darlin’, tell me, darlin’, which way to go

You keep me rockin’, baby, then you keep me stolen

Won’t you tell me, darlin’, which way to go… that’s right

Oh how I wonder, oh how I worry and I would dearly like to know

I’ve all this wonder of earthly plunder will it leave us anything to show

And our time is flyin’ see the candle burnin’ low

Is the new world risin’, from the shambles of the old

If we could just join hands. (x2)

 

If we could just (x4)

 

If we could just join hands

Oh yeah!

That’s all it takes. (X4)

 

Yeah Yeah! (x10)

 

 

This began life as an acoustic piece. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant started writing it in 1970 at Bron-yr-Aur, the cottage in Wales they went to after a brutal US tour. The cottage had no electricity or running water.

Studio rehearsal of The Rover. Lets you have a listen to what the song was like before they had decided to make it electric.

Led Zeppelin recorded this at the Houses Of The Holy sessions. They didn’t use it on that album, so they remixed it for Physical Graffiti.

The intro is very close to the Kinks track “Wicked Annabella” from their Village Green album. (thanks, John – Waterford, Ireland) from Songfacts.

In honor of the two greatest Rock/Metal bands of all time reuniting, Im glad to present Van Halen covering Led Zeppelin’s “The Rover. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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