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Led Zeppelin

Album:Led Zeppelin IV

Year:1971

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The intro/verse riff has three guitars, all standard tuning: 
 
guitar 1: 
 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
--------/2--5b--------/2--5b----- 
--4--5----------4--5------------ 
-------------------------------- 
 
guitar 2: 
 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
--6--7--9--------6--7--9-------- 
--4--5--7--------4--5--7-------- 
--0--0--0--------0--0--0-------- 
 
guitar 3: 
 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
-------------7-------------7---- 
-------------9-------------9---- 
-------------7-------------7---- 
-------------------------------- 
 
All of that repeats acouple times with some small ad-lib variations on guitars 1 and 2  
with things like slides and vibratos until: 
 
guitar 1: 
          let ring  
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
--------/2---------------------- 
--4--5---0-------5\------------- 
-------------------------------- 
 
guitar 2: 
 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
--6--7---7-------9\------------- 
--4--5---7--12---7\------------- 
---------5--12------------------ 
 
guitar 3: 
 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
-------------------------------- 
------------------10\----------- 
-0/9-0/10---------10\----------- 
 
All of that is played throughout the song besides the chorus, which has three more  
guitars: 
 
Guitar 4 (Acoustic) 
 
----------------2--2--0--2------------------------------ 
-5--5--2--5--5--3--3--3--3--5--5--2--5--7--7--7--7/9---- 
-2--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4/6---- 
-2--2--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4/6---- 
-0--------------------------0--------------------0------ 
-------------------------------------------------------- 
 
Guitar 5: (Acousic) 
 
-------------------------------------------------------- 
-5--------5--5--3--3--0--3--5--5--5--5------------------ 
-6--------6--6--4--4--4--4--6--6--6--6--/4-----4--4/6--- 
-7--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7------------------ 
-7--7--7--------5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--/2--0--2--2/4--- 
-5--5--5--------3--3--0--3--5--5--5--5------------------ 
 
Guitar 6: (Electric 12-string) 
 
----------------0-------------------------0-------------0--------- 
----------------0-------------------------0-------------0--------- 
----------------4-------------------------4-------------4--------- 
----------------5-------------------------5-------------5--------- 
------------------------------------------------------------------ 
------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
Those 3 guitar parts are a bit different during the lyrics, but the lyrics basically  
drown them out, the part I posted was the part between the lyrics. If you want the part  
during the lyrics, e-mail me. 
 
And the last guitar parts, guitars 4 and 5 play during the synthesiser, goes like this: 
 
--------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0------------------- 
--------------------------0--0--0--0--7--7--7--------------7---- 
--4--2--0--2--4--6--8--9--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--------------8---- 
--5--4--2--4--5--7--9--7--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--9---- 
--------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0------------------- 
---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
There are some not to important parts that I left out that aren't really even heard, any  
questions, comments, or song requests, e-mail [email protected] 
 
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Another version: 
 
 
Main Riff (Repeat as nessecery for verse) 
 
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
g|--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
d|-----------5b-----------5b-----------5b-----------5b----------7-------5---- 
a|--4--5--7--0---4--5--7--0---4--5--7--0---4--5--7--0---4--5----7-------5---- 
E|--0--0--0------0--0--0------0--0--0------0--0--0------0--0----5-------3---- 
 
 
e|-----------------------------------------| 
b|-----------------------------------------| 
g|-----------------------------------------| 
d|-----------5b-----------5b----7-------5--| 
a|--4--5--7--0---4--5--7--0-----7-------5--| 
E|--0--0--0------0--0--0--------5-------3--| 
 
 
Riff 2 (When the owls cry in the night) 
 
e|--------------0---------------0---------------0----------------0--------0-- 
b|--------------0---------------0---------------0----------------0--------0-- 
g|--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
d|--7--7--7--7------9--9--9--9--------7-----------------------7--------7----- 
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
E|--5--5--5--5------7--7--7--7--------9-----------------------9--------9----- 
 
e|--------------0---------------0---------------0----------------0--------0-- 
b|--------------0---------------0---------------0----------------0--------0-- 
g|--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
d|--7--7--7--7------5--5--5--5--------4-----------------------4--------4----- 
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
E|--5--5--5--5------3--3--3--3--------2-----------------------2--------2----- 
 
 
Riff 3: (guitar played in sync with sythesizer) 
 
e|-------------------------------------------------| 
b|-------------------------------------------------| 
g|---------------------------5-----7-----9-----11--| 
d|--9-----7-----5-----9------3-----5-----7-----9---| 
a|--7-----5-----3-----7----------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------| 
 
Lyrics: 
 
Oh, baby, it's crying time                                       (Riff 1) 
Oh, baby, I've got to fly 
Got to try to find a way 
Got to try to get away 
Cause you know I got to get away from you babe 
Oh, baby, the river's red 
Oh, baby, in my head 
There's a funny feeling going on 
I don't think I can hold out long 
 
And when the owls cry in the night                               (Riff 2) 
Oh, baby, when the pines begin to cry 
Baby, baby, how do you feel? 
If the rivers run dry, baby, how would you feel? 
 
                                                                 (Riff 1) 
 
Craze, baby, rainbow's end  
Oh, baby, it's just a den for those who hide 
Who hide their love to the depths of life 
And ruin dreams that we all knew so babe 
 
And when the owls cry in the night                               (Riff 2) 
Oh, baby, when the pines begin to cry 
Baby, baby, how do you feel? 
If the rivers run dry, baby, how would you feel? 
Ah, baby how do you feel 
                                                                 (Riff 3) 
 
Oh, brave I endure                                               (Riff 1) 
Ooh, yeah, strong sheilds of love 
They can hold the wrath of those who walk 
And the boots of those who march 
Baby, through the Roads of Time so long ago                      (Riff 1) 
                                                                 Fade out 
 
 - John -  
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