The song is named after Bron-Yr-Aur, a house in Gwynedd, Wales, where the members of Led Zeppelin retreated in 1970 to write much of Led Zeppelin III after having completed a concert tour of North America. Bron-Yr-Aur means "golden breast" or "breast of gold" in Welsh, as in a hillside of gold. Its pronunciation is [ˈbrɔn ər ˈaɪr]. The cottage had no electricity or running water, but the change of scenery provided inspiration for many of the songs on the album, including "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp".
Ah, caught you smiling at me, that's the way it should be,
Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine.
Ah, all the good times we had, I sang love songs so glad
Always smiling, never sad so fine.
As we walk down a country lane, I'll be singing a song,
You hear me calling your name.
Hear the wind whisper in the trees telling Mother Nature 'bout you and me.
Well, if the sun shines so bright, or our way is darkest night,
The road we choose is always right, so fine.
Ah, can a love be so strong when so many loves go wrong?
Will our love go on and on, and on, and on, and on, and on?
As we walk down a country lane, while singing a song,
Hear me calling your name.
Hear the wind whisper in the trees, telling Mother Nature 'bout you and me.
My, my la de la come on now it ain't too far.
Tell your friends all around the world
Ain't no companion like a blue eyed merle.
Come on now, well let me tell you
What you're missing, messing round them brick walls.
So of one thing I am sure, it's a friendship so pure,
Angels singing all around my door so fine.
Yeah, ain't but one thing to do spend my nat'ral life with you,
You're the finest dog I knew so fine.
When you're old and your eyes are dim there ain't no old shep gonna happen again.
We'll still go walking down country lanes, I'll sing the same old song,
Hear me call your name.