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Led Zeppelin - Out on the Tiles (New Official Video)




Led Zeppelin III is the third studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in October 1970. It showed a progression from straightforward rock towards folk and acoustic music.


While hard rock influences were still present, such as on "Immigrant Song", "Out On The Tiles", acoustic-based songs such as "Gallows Pole" and "That's the Way" showed Led Zeppelin were capable of playing different styles successfully. The band wrote most of the material themselves, but as with prior records, included two songs that were re-interpretations of earlier works: "Gallows Pole", based on a traditional English folk song, by way of American singer Fred Gerlach; and "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper", a reworking of a blues song by Bukka White.


The acoustic material developed from a songwriting session between band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales, which influenced the musical direction. The songs were recorded in three locations. Much of the work was done at Headley Grange, a country house, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Additional sessions were held in more traditional recording studios, such as Island Studios and Olympic Studios in London.


As with the prior album, the band eschewed the use of guest musicians, with all music performed by band members Page (guitars), Plant (vocals), John Paul Jones (bass, keyboards), and John Bonham (drums). The range of instruments played by the band was greatly enhanced on this album, with Jones especially emerging as a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing a wide range of keyboard and stringed instruments, including various synthesizers, mandolin and double bass, in addition to his usual bass guitar. As with prior albums, Page served as producer on the album, with mixing done by Andy Johns and Terry Manning.





Lyrics


As I walk down the highway all I do is sing this song,

And a train that's passin' my way helps the rhythm move along.

There is no doubt about the words are clear,

The voice is strong, is oh so strong.


I'm just a simple guy, I live from day to day.

A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away,

There's nothing more that I can say but on a day like today

I pass the time away and walk a quiet mile with you.


[Chorus]

All I need from you is all your love,

All you got to give to me is all your love,

All I need from you is all your love,

All you got to give to me is all your love.

Oooh yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah, oh yeah.


I'm so glad I'm living and gonna tell the world I am,

I got me a fine woman and she says that I'm her man,

One thing that I know for sure gonna give her all the loving

Like nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody can.


Standing in the noonday sun trying to flag a ride,

People go and people come, see my rider right by my side,

It's a total disgrace, they set the pace, it must be a race

And the best thing I can do is run.


[Chorus]