Led Zeppelin — Ramble On
Album: Led Zeppelin II
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8.7

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Total ratings: 1501









Released: 1969
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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
Ah 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 tho' our health we drank a thousand times
It's time to Ramble on

Ramble on
And now's the time the time is now
To sing my song
I'm going '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

I ain't tellin' no lie
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
'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair
But Gollum, the evil one, crept up
And slipped away with her
Her, her, yeah
Ain't nothing I can do, no

Ramble on
And now's the time the time is now
To sing my song
I'm going '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

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!
I'd listen to my bluebird sing but I can't find my blue bird
A-keep-a ramblin' baby
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 joelbb wrote:
How does anyone have the unmitigated hubris to rate this cut less than "Godlike".  Bow down, ye Mortals, and wail that you are not worthy.

 
21 out of 1445 (a staggering 1.4%) rated it a 1.  I wish I had the arrogance to think that 98.6% of the listeners here are wrong, while I am somehow a quality arbiter of good taste.  They must be hipper than the hipsters.
Everyone has a favorite Zeppelin song. This is mine. Love every layer of it. One of the Top Ten Songs Ever Recorded, IMO.
To me this a STRONG 8 - Most Excellent   almost 9
How does anyone have the unmitigated hubris to rate this cut less than "Godlike".  Bow down, ye Mortals, and wail that you are not worthy.
 Skydog wrote:
here is a bit of the recent Forbes interview of Butch Trucks by Jim Clash
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JC: You spoke earlier about Led Zeppelin and John Bonham. Ever see that group live?

BT: Duane’s gods had been The Yardbirds. After they disbanded, Clapton and Cream had done what they’d done, Beck had made some great records and we heard that Jimmy Page was coming with his new band. We happened to be in Boston playing at The Boston Tea Party with a week off, living in some one-room tenement with no electricity because we couldn’t afford hotel rooms or to go back to Macon. When we went to see Zeppelin on our off weekend, Duane was all excited. Out comes Page, and they start playing their stuff. But when Page pulled out that damn fiddle-bow and started beating on his guitar, Duane lost it. He just lost it. He said, “Either I’m going to leave, or go up there and kick the sh*t out of him.” So we all left .

 

 
 
Sounds like Duane had to get the hell over it. BTW, the best thing ABB ever did was get Dickie's ass outta there and picked up Warren, Derek, and Oteil.
here is a bit of the recent Forbes interview of Butch Trucks by Jim Clash
.

JC: You spoke earlier about Led Zeppelin and John Bonham. Ever see that group live?

BT: Duane’s gods had been The Yardbirds. After they disbanded, Clapton and Cream had done what they’d done, Beck had made some great records and we heard that Jimmy Page was coming with his new band. We happened to be in Boston playing at The Boston Tea Party with a week off, living in some one-room tenement with no electricity because we couldn’t afford hotel rooms or to go back to Macon. When we went to see Zeppelin on our off weekend, Duane was all excited. Out comes Page, and they start playing their stuff. But when Page pulled out that damn fiddle-bow and started beating on his guitar, Duane lost it. He just lost it. He said, “Either I’m going to leave, or go up there and kick the sh*t out of him.” So we all left .

 
The best Zep album for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Not a bad cut on this one! {#Hearteyes}
and the What is and What Will Never Be bass line - makes into the top 4!
 
Top 5 rock/blues bass lines of all time. John Paul Jones most under-rated and under appreciated bassist in the 60's 70's
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All Zeppelin songs are perfect....How would you improve them? 

 Exactly....
 
 Lazarus wrote:

That makes perfect sense...  well said, treatment_bound...
 
Laz, here's another "tone-deaf peasant" google image which really doesn't need a caption!


 scrubbrush wrote:
I read The Lord of the Rings for the first time in early highschool, during a heavily-into-Led Zeppelin phase. I read it, in part, beacuse of the lyrics to this song and The Battle of Evermore (which references "Ringwraiths").

When I fnished the book(s) I was a little disappointed that Gollum, the evil one, never crept up and slipped away with anyones girlfriend.

 
He took Robert's girl, silly goose, not someone's in the book.

Always thought Plant should've kicked Gollum's skinny ass for that.  {#War}{#Mrgreen}
 scrubbrush wrote:
I read The Lord of the Rings for the first time in early highschool, during a heavily-into-Led Zeppelin phase. I read it, in part, because of the lyrics to this song and The Battle of Evermore (which references "Ringwraiths").

When I finished the book(s) I was a little disappointed that Gollum, the evil one, never crept up and slipped away with anyones girlfriend.
 
Hollywood's still churning out movies. It's bound to happen in one of the endless sequels!  ; )
 treatment_bound wrote:

If you google "tone-deaf peasant" and request images, here's just one of many entertaining photos which pop up:
 
That makes perfect sense...  well said, treatment_bound...

everybody in my alien space craft loves this song... 
I read The Lord of the Rings for the first time in early highschool, during a heavily-into-Led Zeppelin phase. I read it, in part, beacuse of the lyrics to this song and The Battle of Evermore (which references "Ringwraiths").

When I fnished the book(s) I was a little disappointed that Gollum, the evil one, never crept up and slipped away with anyones girlfriend.
 akdavey wrote:
Hey they stole this riff from me in '69!

 
Get in line, buddy.
Many, many songs from this era have gotten old. For my ear everything LZ did still sounds fresh. Rock on!
Just kind of burned out on this one.  Still love Lemon Song, though.
 Lazarus wrote:

...  I got burned at the stake here in paradise by an angry mob of unsophisticated tone-deaf peasants.
 
If you google "tone-deaf peasant" and request images, here's just one of many entertaining photos which pop up:



Hey they stole this riff from me in '69!