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BLACK DOG

Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove
Ah, ah, child, way you shake that thing
Gonna make you burn, gonna make you sting
Hey, hey, baby, when you walk that way
Watch your honey drip, can't keep away

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh, oh, oh
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh, oh, oh

I gotta roll, can't stand still
Got a flamin' heart, can't get my fill
Eyes that shine burning red
Dreams of you all through my head
Ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ahhhhhhhh

Hey, baby, oh, baby, pretty baby
Tell me that you'll do me now
Hey, baby, oh, baby, pretty baby
Woman won't you do me now

Didn't take too long 'fore I found out
What people mean by down and out
Spent my money, took my car
Started tellin' her friends she gonna be a star
I don't know but I been told
A big legged woman ain't got no soul

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh, oh, oh
Oh yeah, oh yeah, ah, ah, ah yeah

All I ask for, all I pray,
Steady rollin' woman gonna come my way
Need a woman gonna hold my hand
And tell me no lies, make me a happy man

Ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ahhhhhhhh

(Guitar Solo)

ROCK AND ROLL

It's been a long time since I rock and rolled
It's been a long time since I did the stroll
Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from
It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time, yes it has

It's been a long time since the book of love
I can't count the tears of a life with no love
A-carry me back, carry me back
Carry me back, baby, where I come from, whoa-ohh ohh, ohhhh
It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time

  Guitar Solo

Ohhhhh, it seems so long since I walked in the moonlight
Making vows that just can't work right, aww-aww yeah
Open your arms, open your arms
Open your arms, baby, let my love come running in, let it in
It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time

Yeah-hah hey, yeah-hah hey, yeah-hah hey, yeah-hah hey
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah
It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time

THE BATTLE OF EVERMORE

The Queen of Light took her bow
And then she turned to go
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone

Oh, dance in the dark of night
Sing to the morning light

The dark Lord rides in force tonight
And time will tell us all, hoh

Oh, throw down your plow and hoe
Rest not to lock your homes

Side by side we wait the night
Of the darkest of them all

I hear the horses' thunder
Down in the valley below
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon
Waiting for the eastern glow

The apples of the valley hold
The seas of happiness
The ground is rich from tender care
Repay, do not forget, no, no

Oh, dance in the dark of night
sing to the morning light

The apples turn to brown and black
The tyrant's face is red

Oh, war is the common cry
Pick up your swords turn the sky


The sky is filled with good and bad
Mortals never know

Oh, well, the night is long
The beads of time pass slow
Tired eyes on the sunrise
Waiting for the eastern glow

The pain of war cannot exceed
The woe of aftermath
The drums will shake the castle wall
The ring wraiths ride in black, ride on

Sing as you raise your bow
Shoot straighter than before

No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold

Oh, dance in the dark of night
Sing to the mornin' light

The magic runes are writ in gold
To bring the balance back
Bring it back

At last the sun is shining
The clouds of blue roll by
With flames from the dragon of darkness
The sunlight blinds his eyes

Bring it back
Bring it back
Bring it back
Bring it back
Bring it back
Bring it back
Bring it back
Bring it back

Oh now
Oh now
Oh now
Oh
Oh now
Oh now
Oh now

Bring it back
Bring it back
Bring it back
Bring it back

Oh now
Oh now
Oh now
Oh
Oh now
Oh now
Oh now

Bring it
Bring it
Bring it
Bring it

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh-ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven

Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it makes me wonder

There's a feeling I get
When I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking

Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it really makes me wonder

And it's whispered that soon
If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter

Ohh-ooh ohh-ooh ohh-ooh ohh-ooh ohh hoh

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May-Queen
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on

And it makes me wonder
Ahhh, hoh-hoh

Your head is humming and it won't go
In case you don't know
The piper's calling you to join him
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

  Guitar Solo

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all, yeah-ee-yeah
To be a rock and not to roll

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP

Walkin' in the park just the other day, baby
What do you, what do you think I saw
Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair said
Hey, boy, do you wanna score
And you know how it is
I really don't know what time it was, whoa oh hoh
So I asked them if I could stay a while

I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really
Really out of my mind
Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us said
Please, hey, would we care to all get in line
Get in line
Well you know
They asked us to stay for tea and have some fun, hoh hoh oh
He said that his friends would all drop by, ooh ooh ooh ooh

Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see
And baby, baby, baby, do you like it
There you sit, sitting in spare like a book on a shelf rustin'
Ah, I'm not trying to fight it
You really don't care if they're coming, hoh hoh oh
I know that it's all a state of mind, ooh ooh ooh ooh

  (Guitar Solo)

If you go down in the streets today, baby, you'd better
You'd better open your eyes, whoa-oo-oh yeah
Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care, really don't

Which, which way the pressure lies
So I've decided what I'm gonna do now
So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
Where the spirits go now
Over the hills where the spirits fly

Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
I really don't know
I really don't know

FOUR STICKS

Oh, baby, it's cryin' time
Oh, baby, I've got to fly
Got to try to find a way
Got to try to get away
'Cause you know I gotta get away from you, babe
Oh, baby, the river's red
Ah, baby, in my head
There's a funny feelin' goin' on
I don't think I can hold out long

And when the owls fly in the night
Oh, baby, baby, when the pines begin to cry
Baby, baby, baby, how do you feel
If the rivers run dry, baby
How would you feel

Crazy, baby, hmm, rainbow's end
Mmm, baby, it's just a den
For those who hide
Who hide their love to depths of life
And ruin dreams that we all knew so, babe

And when the owls fly in the night
Oh, baby, baby, when the pines begin to cry
Oh, baby, baby, how do you feel
If the rivers run dry, baby
How do you feel

Ahhh ahhh
Ahhh
Baby how do you feel

Ooh yeah, brave I endure
Ooh yeah, strong shields and lore
They can't hold the wrath of those who walk
And the boots of those who march
Baby, through the roads of time so long ago

Ooooh, yeah
Ooooh
Ooh, yeah

Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhh

Oooooh
Hooooh
Hooooh
Hooooh
Hahhhh
Hoooh hooh hoooh hah hahhh

GOING TO CALIFORNIA

Spend my days with a woman unkind
Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine
Made up my mind, to make a new start
Goin' to California with an aching in my heart
Someone told me there's a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair

Took my chances on a big jet plane
Never let 'em tell you that they're all the same
Hoh, the sea was red and the sky was grey
I wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today
The mountains and the canyons start to tremble and shake
The children of the sun begin to awake, watch out

Seems that the wrath of the gods
Got a punch on the nose and it's starting to flow
I think I might be sinking
Throw me a line if I reach it in time
I'll meet you up there where the path
Runs straight and high

To find a queen without a king
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings, la la la
Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born
Standing on a hill in a mountain of dreams
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems, it's hard

WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS

If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break
When the levee breaks I'll have no place to stay

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan, moan yeah
Lord, mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
It's got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home
Oh well, oh well, oh well, ahh, ooh-ooh

Does it make you feel bad
When you're tryin' to find your way home
You don't know which way to go
If you're goin' down South
They got no work to do
If you don't, go to Chicago

Ahh ahh ahh, ahh ahh ahh, ahh ahh ahh, hey hey hey

  Harmonica Solo

Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good
Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move, whoo-hoo

All last night sat on the levee and moaned
All last night sat on the levee and moaned
Thinkin' 'bout my baby and my happy home, oh ohh-oh

Ahh-ahh-ahh ahh-ahh-ahh ahh-ahh-ahh, ah ah ah
Ahh-ahh-ahh ahh-ahh-ahh ahh-ahh-ahh, ah ah ah
Oh, oh

Goin', goin' to Chicago
Goin' to Chicago
Sorry but I can't take you
Going down, going down now
Going down, going down now
Going down, going down
Going down, going down

Going down, going down now
Going down, going down now
Going down, going down now
Going down, going down down down down, down now, whoo-ooh whoo-ooh