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Ramble On is a song written by Led Zeppelin for their second album, Led Zeppelin II, and appears as the seventh track on it. It is one of three songs from the album that appear on the compilation album Mothership.

Background[]

The song's lyrics are inspired by The Lord of the Rings. Until 2007, the song was never played live in its entirety. In 2010, the song was ranked 440 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Lyrics[]

Leaves are fallin' all around
Time I was on my way
Thanks to you, I'm much obliged
For such a pleasant stay

But now it's time for me to go
The autumn moon lights my way
For now I smell the rain, and with it, pain
And it's headed my way

Oh, sometimes I grow so tired
But I know I've got one thing I got to do

Ramble on
And now's the time, the time is now
To sing my song
I'm goin' 'round the world, I gotta find my girl
On my way
I've been this way ten years to the day
Ramble on
Gotta find the queen of all my dreams

Got no time to for spreadin' roots
The time has come to be gone
And though our health we drank a thousand times
It's time to ramble on

Ramble on
And now's the time, the time is now
To sing my song
I'm goin' 'round the world, I gotta find my girl
On my way
I've been this way ten years to the day
I gotta ramble on
I gotta find the queen of all my dreams

I ain't tellin' no lie

Mine's a tale that can't be told
My freedom I hold dear
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air

'T was in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair
But Gollum and the Evil One
Crept up and slipped away with her, her, her, yeah

And ain't nothin' I can do, no
I guess I'll keep on

Ramblin', I'm gonna
Sing my song, I've gotta find my baby
I'm gonna ramble on, sing my song
Gonna work my way all around the world
Baby, baby, ramble on, yeah

A-do-do-n-do-n-do-n-do, my baby, baby
A-ramble on, baby
A-do-do-do-do
I can't stop this feelin' in my heart
Every time I feel I will leave, I really gotta part

Gotta keep searchin' for my baby (baby baby baby baby baby)
I've gotta keep a-searchin' for (baby)
My my my my my my my baby
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
My my my my my my baby

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Ooh, my, my I can't find my bluebird, I'd listen to my bluebird sing
But I, I can't find my bluebird
I keep ramblin' baby
Ah yeah
I keep ramblin', baby