Led Zeppelin — Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Album: Led Zeppelin
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Released: 1969
Length: 6:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Babe, baby, baby, I'm gonna leave you
I said, baby, you know I'm gonna leave you
I'm leave you when the summertime
Leave you when the summer comes a-rollin'
Leave you when the summer comes along

Babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, baby, mm-baby
I'll wanna leave you
I ain't jokin', woman, I've got to ramble
Oh, yeah, baby, baby, I'll be leavin', really nn-got to ramble
(I can hear it callin' me)
I can hear it callin' me the way it used to do
Oh, I can hear it callin' me back ho-wome

Baby, oh, babe, I'm gonna leave you
Oh, baby, you know I've really got to leave you
Oh, I can hear it callin' me
I said, don't you hear it callin' me the way it used to do, oh

I know, I know
I know I never, never, never, never, never gonna leave you, babe
But I gotta go away from this place, I gotta quit you, yeah
Oh, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, oh
You hear it callin'
Don't you hear it callin' me

Oh, woman, ah, a-woman, I know, I know
Feels good to have you back again, and I know that one day, baby
It's gonna really grow, yes it is
We're gonna go walkin' through the park every day
Come what may, every day, oh, my, my, my, my, my, my babe
I'm gonna leave you, go away
Oh, alright.

So good sweet baby
It was really, really good
You made me happy every single day
But now I've got to go away, oh, oh, oh
Baby, baby, baby

That's when it's callin' me
I said, that's when it's callin' me back home
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 WeAdmire wrote:
For me this is the epitome of the problem I have with LZ it's pretentious and overblown in its structure and delivery and the lyric is intended for the approbation of adolescents - and them in their 30"s when they delivered it.  
 
LZ bandmates were in their 20s in 1969. And rock and roll was predicated on songs for horny, hormonal, frustrated, emotionally distressed (or very happy) adolescents and post-adolescents. Rock Around the Clock, She Loves You, You Really Got Me and X,000 other pre-1967 rock tunes were not primarily addressing sociopolitics or other serious topics. And, you may have noticed, many still do not.  
For me this is the epitome of the problem I have with LZ it's pretentious and overblown in its structure and delivery and the lyric is intended for the approbation of adolescents - and them in their 30"s when they delivered it.  
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
I love Led Zeppelin and this song. However...  the sound quality is showing its age compared to more modern recordings.  Still a great song but it sounds 'muddy' and possibly compressed. I would be interested in reading the opinion of a sound engineer on this...

 
I'd rate this as "pretty good" for the era. Definitely not up to the standard set by George Martin for early multitrack pop recordings -- and well short of the best 50s live-to-Ampex-330 recordings (like some of Buddy Holly & Elvis's stuff) -- but head & shoulders above, say, Beggar's Banquet or the Blind Faith album.
Back in the day when phone answering machines were cassette based, and my first child was born, if you called you heard: 

"Babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, babe...."(beep)
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Setting up for a dance in the high school gym and blasting this over the PA system.

Other than on a car radio, probably still the best place to hear something like Led Zep.

 
Love that mental image....

NOTHING like Zep in High School.
Yes very nice  To me 8 BUT
This is what I am waiting for:

10 - The Beatles - Hey Jude
10 - The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
10 - Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
10 - Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
10 - Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire
10 - Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (live in Athens 1988)
10 - Ennio Morricone - Titoli Di Testa (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly)
10 - Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
10 - Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
10 - Shannon McNally - Down and Dirty
 9  - The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
 9  - Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
 9  - Beethoven - Symphony No.5 - Allegro Con Brio
 9  - Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
 9  - Elton John - Sixty Years On
 9  - Dire Straits - Ride Across The River
 9  - Bear McCreary - Battlestar Galactica
 9  - Dire Straits - Skateaway
 9  - Rimsky-Korsakov - The Flight of the Bumblebee
 9  - Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland
 9  - Peter Gabriel - San Jacinto
 9  - Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
 9  - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Stairway to Heaven
 9  - The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
 9  - Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall 
 9  - Benny Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing
 9  - The Beatles - Back In The U.S.S.R.
 9  - George Harrison - What Is Life
 9  - Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
 9  - Santana Brothers - Luz Amor Y Vida
 9  - The Beatles - A Day In The Life
 9  - Dire Straits - Single Handed Sailor
 9  - Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude #1 In C
 9  - Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
 9  - Sorten Muld - Bonden Og Elverpigen
 9  - Santana - Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen
 9  - Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
 9  - Peter Gabriel - The Rhythm of the Heat
 9  - George Harrison - Here Comes The Sun (Live)
 9  - Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons: Spring - allegro
 9  - Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No.4 In E, Adagio
 9  - The Beatles - Revolution
 9  - The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
 9  - Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
 9  - Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
 9  - The Beatles - You Never Give Me/The End
 9  - Paco De Lucia - Concierto de Aranjuez
 9  - Ennio Morricone - For A Few Dollars More
 9  - John Lennon - Imagine
 9  - Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Parts I & II)
 9  - Ludovico Einaudi - Andare
 9  - Mozart - Symphony No. 40 - Molto Allegro
 9  - Nils Lofgren - Keith Don't Go (acoustic live)
 9  - Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
 9  - Dire Straits - Where Do You Think You're Going
 9  - The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
 9  - The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
 9  - Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing (live)
 9  - Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
 9  - Edvard Grieg - Morning Mood (Allegretto pas
 9  - Regina Spektor - Blue Lips
 9  - Prince - Purple Rain
 9  - Dire Straits - Romeo And Juliet
 9  - Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
 9  - Anna Ternheim - What Have I Done
 9  - Peter Gabriel - Lovetown
 9  - Dick Dale - Miserlou
 9  - Dire Straits - Once Upon A Time In The West
 9  - U2 - One
 9  - Led Zeppelin - Tangerine
 9  - Pink Floyd - Time
 9  - Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
 9  - Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
 9  - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
 9  - Derek and the Dominos - Layla
 9  - Beck - Dreams
 9  - Beck - Dreams
 9  - Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
 9  - The Beatles - Dear Prudence
 9  - Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love
 9  - J.J. Cale - Mama Don't
 9  - Dire Straits - Down To The Waterline
 9  - Peter Gabriel - Biko
 9  - Antonio Vivaldi - The 4 Seasons: Summer
 9  - The Beatles - She's Leaving Home
 9  - Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
 9  - Stevie Wonder - I Wish
 9  - Aretha Franklin - Respect
 9  - Animals - House of the Rising Sun
 9  - David Bowie - Space Oddity
 9  - Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
 9  - Genesis - Firth Of Fifth
 9  - Mark Knopfler - What It Is
 9  - Johnny Cash - Hurt
 9  - Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone
 9  - Procol Harum - Conquistador (live)
 9  - Ben E. King - Stand By Me
 9  - Dire Straits - One World
 9  - Peter Gabriel - Growing Up
 9  - Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse
 9  - John Lennon - Watching The Wheels
 9  - Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt
 9  - The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down
 9  - Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary
 9  - Regina Spektor - On The Radio
 9  - Kent - Dom Andra
 9  - Ludovico Einaudi - Primavera
 9  - Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo
 9  - Meyer, Douglas & Barenberg - From Ankara to Izmir
 9  - Peter Gabriel - Steam
 9  - California Guitar Trio - The Good the Bad and the Ugly
 9  - Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street
Bring back memories of college @SWTSU.
Setting up for a dance in the high school gym and blasting this over the PA system.

Other than on a car radio, probably still the best place to hear something like Led Zep.
I got Led Zeppelin I & II from the Columbia Record Club for super-cheap along with ten other new releases in 1969.  I'd heard & liked some LZ songs on the radio, but I was never the same after listening to them.  Thank you Columbia for the nearly-free mind-blasters!
For me this is  8 - Most Excellent 
Nothing short of Godlike {#Good-vibes}
For me this is  8 - Most Excellent
 bronorb wrote:

Rolling Stone always trashed Zep. It didn't matter to us, the fans.

 
True. And what the messengers at RS seemed to get stuck in their collective craws is that Zep went on to make some of the greatest R n' R albums and songs of all time, RS critics notwithstanding.

Much as I agreed with RS's political coverage and Gonzo & Steadman, etc., who ever needed Jann Wenner, Ralph Gleason and Co. to tell them what the fuck was good musically and what wasn't anyway?

"I know how these bastards think . . ." - HST   {#Ass}

The reality is they just hated that Peter Grant and Zep wouldn't play ball with them for interviews and cover shots. Led Zeppelin was famous for eschewing most of the press and media circus back then.




                             My GAWWD this is such a great song.
                                  Don't know what else to say ~



 Ihatethissong wrote:

You are a moron.

 
No he's a Madonna fan. So fucking groovy.
 GreggH wrote:
Never cared for Zep's music. Not then, not now. Weekend hippie anthems.

 
You are a moron.
New headphones @ 192k, and I heard things I never knew were there. So much atmosphere in this... 
Yawn. 
in my space this goes to 11