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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 unusual in that it ends… read more

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  • Avatar for pteronophobic
    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
  • Avatar for aneuronal
    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
  • Avatar for csrog69
    One of their best albums
  • Avatar for FjordSweetFjord
    LZ at their best, doesn't get much better than this!! :D
  • Avatar for RAY7654321
    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.
  • Avatar for Willi_1960
    Klasse Musik
  • Avatar for tj3son
    4 very talented musicians...........makes great music..........
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  • Avatar for gdcman
    Country? Rascall Flatts won't be recording this in the near future.
  • Avatar for crs16520
    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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