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Gallows Pole

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my friends coming
Ridin' many mile
A-friends, d' you get some silver
D'ya get a little gold
What did you bring me, my dear friends
To keep me from the gallows pole
What did you bring me to keep me from the gallows pole

I couldn't get no silver, I couldn't get no gold
You know that we're too damn poor
To keep you from the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my brother coming
Ridin' many mile
Brother, did you get me some silver
Did you get a little gold
A-what did you bring me, my brother
T' keep me from the gallows pole

Brother, I brought you some silver, yeah
I brought a little gold
I brought a little of everything
To keep you from the gallows pole
Yes, I brought you to keep me from the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, turn your head a while
I think I see my sister coming
Riding' many mile, mile, mile, mile
Sister, I implore you, take him by the hand
Take him to some shady palace
Save me from the wrath of this man
Please take him
Save me from the wrath of this man, man

Hangman, hangman, upon your face a smile
Tell me that I'm free to ride
Ride for many mile, mile, mile

Oh, yes, you got a fine sister
She warmed my blood from cold
She warmed my blood to boiling hot
To keep you from the gallows pole, pole, pole, pole, yeah, yeah
Your brother brought me silver
Your sister warmed my soul
But now I laugh and pull so hard
See you swinging on the gallows pole, yeah
But now I laugh and pull so hard
And see you swinging on the gallows pole, pole, pole

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, pole, yeah

Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Ah ha ha ha, ah ha ha ha
Ahh, ah ha ha ha
Keep a-swinging
Keep a-swinging
A-keep a-swinging
Keep oh oh oh oh oh
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Swingin' on the gallows, yeah
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows, ha
I've got to swing

See-saw, knock on my door, gotta swing
See-saw, knock on my door, I gotta swing
Keep swingin', yeah
Keep a-coolin', yeah
Keep a-swingin', yeah
Ahhhh, yeah

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

February 7, 1962 - Deborah Bonham, sister to John, was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England
February 23, 1966 - Warren Grant, son of Peter, was born.
February xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin enters the Billboard Top 40
February 16, 1969 - Led Zeppelin wrap up their first American tour in Baltimore, MD.
February 07, 1970 - Edinburgh gig cancelled after Plant receives facial injuries in a car accident
February 28, 1970 - The band performs as "The Nobs" in Copenhagen after threat of legal action from Countess Von Zeppelin
February xx, 1971 - John Paul Jones involved in legal issues regarding a musician who shares the same name
February xx, 1971 - Overdubs for the fourth album are recorded at Island Studios
February 14, 1972 - The band is refused admission into Singapore due to their long hair
February 16, 1972 - The Australian tour begins in Perth
February 21, 1972 - Led Zeppelin: Rock and Roll b/w Four Sticks (Atlantic 45-2865) 45 single is released in the US.
February xx, 1973 - The band makes final preparations for the European tour
February 16, 1973 - The release date for Houses Of The Holy is pushed back due to some sleeve problems
February xx, 1974 - Sessions for Physical Graffiti continue
February 14, 1974 - Page, Plant and Bonham attend a Roy Harper concert
February 04, 1975 - Zeppelin perform a last minute show at Nassau Coliseum to accomodate fans after being banned in Boston
February 24, 1975 - Physical Graffiti finally issued worldwide to phenomenal sales
February xx, 1976 - Media reports that Zeppelin are due to release an album entitled Obelisk
February xx, 1977 - Robert contracts a bout of tonsillitis postponing the American tour
February xx, 1978 - Robert Plant helps produce a record for punk band Dansette Damage
February 16, 1978 - The cases against Bonham, Cole & Grant stemming from the Oakland incident are heard and all receive suspended prison sentences and fines
February xx, 1979 - Although absent from the US stage or market, Led Zeppelin rank best in many music magazine categories
February xx, 1979 - Mixing sessions for In Through The Out Door take place at Polar Studios. Rumors fly of a European tour
February 03, 1980 - Robert joins Dave Edmund’s Rockpile at the Birmingham Top Rank
February 13, 2005 - Led Zeppelin receives a Grammy for Lifetime Achievment.
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