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Stairway To Heaven as sung by Rolf Harris

by Rolf Harris

Yeah... Ah ha ha!... There's an old Australian stockman -- er, rock band -- trying, but dying... They get themselves up onto their collective elbows, revert to their sixties instrumentation, and they try again...

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold,
And she's buying a stairway to heaven, all together now,
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

When she gets there she knows, if those stores are all closed,
With a word she can get what she came for, all together now,
With a word she can get what she came for.

Oooooh and it makes me wonder.
How does it affect you blokes?
Oooooh and it makes us wonder.
Yeah, that's interesting, that, yeah... Heh!

There's a sign on the wall, but she wants to be sure,
'Cos you know sometimes words have two meanings, all together now,
'Cos you know sometimes words have two meanings.

A lot of words have two meanings... erm, like in this song, the word "to buy": "buying a stairway to heaven", "bought"... oh no, that's "brought" isn't it, the other one... oh well, erm... there's lots of words have two meanings.

In a tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven, all together now,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Miss Given? Just, er, change instruments now. Thank you very much. Miss Given, ladies and gentlemen! Is that nice to have your name mentioned in the song? Yeah, isn't that good? Ha! Lovely lady... (Clears throat; plays didgeridoo while one of the band plays free trembler) Quick burst of applause for Ross there, on the free trembler. Good one! Can I change instruments again?... Thank you. (Clears throat) Nearly finished. Ha ha ha! Hoo! (Clears throat again)

There's a lady I'm sure that I've mentioned before,
Yeah, I did, yeah,
And she's buying a stairway to heaven, ALL TOGETHER NOW,
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

Oooooh and it makes me wonder,
Oooooh and it makes us wonder,
Oooooh and it makes us wonder...
It... makes... us... won...der...

(Laughter and fake applause from Rolf.)


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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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