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Led Zeppelin - Nobody's Fault But Mine - '76




"It's Nobody's Fault but Mine" or "Nobody's Fault but Mine" is a song first recorded by gospel blues artist Blind Willie Johnson in 1927. It is a solo performance with Johnson singing and playing slide guitar.


English rock band Led Zeppelin recorded a rendition titled "Nobody's Fault but Mine" for their seventh studio album Presence (1976). Adapted from Blind Willie Johnson's song, the lyrics represent a more secular theme, with an electric rock music backing.


Led Zeppelin releases list the songwriters as guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant, however, group chronicler Dave Lewis commented: "The Page/Plant credit here is a little misleading as Blind Willie Johnson may well have been under the impression that he wrote the lyrics back in 1928, a fact that Robert acknowledged when introducing the track on stage in Copenhagen in 1979."





Lyrics


Nobody's fault but mine

It's nobody's fault but mine, yeah

Try to save my soul tonight

Oh, it's nobody's fault but mine


Devil he told me to roll

Devil he told me to roll roll roll roll

How to roll the log tonight

Nobody's fault but mine


Brother he showed me the gong

Brother he showed me the ding dong ding dong

How to kick that gong to life

Oh, it's nobody's fault but mine


Got a monkey on my back

M-M-Monkey on my back back back back

Gonna change my ways tonight

Nobody's fault but mine


I will get down rollin' tonight

N-N-N-Nobody's fault



Songwriters: Blind Willie Johnson

Nobody's Fault But Mine lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, Alpha Music, Inc