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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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November 21, 1968 - Robert becomes a father to a baby girl named Carmen Jane.
November 09, 1968 - Robert marries Maureen in London. Their reception is a performance at the Roundhouse in London
November xx, 1969 - Tempers flare over Atlantic in the UK wanting to release singles
November xx, 1969 - Recording for Led Zeppelin III begins at Olympic Studios in London
November xx, 1970 - Plans are in motion for a Yardbirds reunion
November 08, 1971 - Finally after much anticipation, Untitled is released
November xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy is mixed and completed
November 10, 1972 - Led Zeppelin sell out 120,000 tickets in one day
November xx, 1973 - Initial recordings for Physical Graffiti commences at Headley Grange
November 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finalize the purchase of Headley Grange to be their new corporate headquarters
November xx, 1974 - The band makes plans and rehearses for the tenth North American tour
November xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin records Presence in a mere 18 days
November xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin book into Ezyhire Studios to rehearse new material for an upcoming tour
November 04, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same movie premieres in Europe
November xx, 1977 - Jimmy dispells rumors of Led Zeppelin’s break up
November 06, 1978 - Led Zeppelin purchase and ship new gear to Polar Studios to begin work on a new album
November 10, 1979 - Led Zeppelin and their entire entourage attend an ABBA concert
November 07, 1980 - The band meets with Peter Grant to announce the retirement of Led Zeppelin
November 29, 1999 - The RIAA announced that Led Zeppelin were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums, a Diamond album being awarded for accredited sales of more than 10 million units in the US.
November 01, 2007 - An announcement was made that Jimmy Page had fractured his finger on his left hand after a fall in his garden and the reunion show would be postponed to December 10, 2007.
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