"Ramble On" is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin from their 1969 album Led Zeppelin II. It was co-written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, and was recorded in 1969 at Juggy Sound Studio, New York City, during the band's second concert tour of North America.
The song's lyrics were influenced by The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. Page explained that he achieved the smooth, sustaining violin-like tone on the solo by using the neck pickup on his Les Paul with the treble cut and utilizing a sustain-producing effects unit built by audio engineer Roger Mayer.
Leaves are falling all around It's 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
Ah, 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 got to 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 for spreadin' roots The time has come to be gone And thoough 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 going 'round the world, I got to 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 Ain't nothing I can do, no
I guess I keep on rambling I'm gonna, yeah, yeah, yeah Sing my song (I gotta find my baby) I gotta ramble on, sing my song Gotta work my way around the world baby, baby Ramble on, yeah Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, my baby Doo, doo, doo, doo Doodoo doodoo doodoo doodoo doodoo
I gotta keep searching for my baby (Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby) I gotta keep-a-searchin' for my baby (My, my, my, my, my, my, my baby) Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah I can't find my bluebird I listen to my bluebird sing I can't find my bluebird I keep rambling, baby I keep rambling, baby
Songwriters: Jimmy Page / Robert Plant Ramble On lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc