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Led Zeppelin

Gallows Pole (4:58)

This is based on an old Blues song called "Gallis Pole," which was popularized by Leadbelly. The song is considered "Traditional," meaning the author is unknown. Jimmy Page got the idea for this after hearing the version by California folk singer Fred Gerlach.

The lyrics are about a man trying to delay his hanging until his friends and family can rescue him. Although there are many versions of this song, Led Zeppelin's is…

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  • I love Zeppelin's folk songs, I especially dig the mandolin and banjo on this track. I love how the intensity and instrumentation build up throughout this songn
  • Swingin' on the Gallows Pole! Swingin' on the Gallows Pole! Swingin' on the Gallows Pole! Swingin' on the Gallows Pole, Pole, Pole, Pole, Pole, Pole, Pole, yeah
  • One of their best albums
  • LZ at their best, doesn't get much better than this!! :D
  • Listening to "Led Zeppelin III" released on October 5, 1970. Many of the songs featured on the album were conceived in mid-1970 at Bron-Yr-Aur, an 18th-century cottage in Gwynedd, Wales, on a hilltop overlooking the Dyfi Valley, three miles north of the market town Machynlleth. This set the tone for this masterpiece of music. No electric or running water, Page & Plant where roughing it(LOL), they only had a staff of 7. Song is traditional arranged by Page & Plant.
  • Klasse Musik
  • 4 very talented musicians...........makes great music..........
  • Country? Rascall Flatts won't be recording this in the near future.
  • This song is actually a traditional folk song...I remember early on as a youngster a girl one grade behind me in elementary school sang this in a tatent show; did a nice job of it as I recall.

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