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Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (2020 Official Audio Video)




Jimmy Page came up with the guitar riff for "Whole Lotta Love" in the summer of 1968, on his houseboat on the River Thames at Pangbourne, England. John Paul Jones has stated that Page's famous riff probably emerged from a stage improvisation during the band's playing of "Dazed and Confused". Page denied that the song originated onstage and that he had the riff and the rest took it from there.

The song is in compound AABA form. Playing the loose blues riff for the intro, on a Sunburst 1958 Les Paul Standard guitar, which ascends into the first chorus. Then, 

beginning at 1:24 (and lasting until 3:02) the song dissolves to a free jazz-like break involving a theremin solo and a drum solo and the orgasmic moans of Robert Plant. Audio engineer Eddie Kramer explained that he and Page experimented with mixing the album and left in some audio tape bleed through from an earlier vocal take. Page also employed the backwards echo production technique.





Lyrics


You need cooling

Baby I'm not fooling

I'm gonna send ya

Back to schooling


A-way down inside

A-honey you need it

I'm gonna give you my love

I'm gonna give you my love


Want to whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love


You've been learning

Um baby I been learning

All them good times baby, baby

I've been year-yearning


A-way, way down inside

A-honey you need-ah

I'm gonna give you my love, ah

I'm gonna give you my love, ah oh


Whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love


You've been cooling

And baby I've been drooling

All the good times, baby

I've been misusing


A-way, way down inside

I'm gonna give ya my love

I'm gonna give ya every inch of my love

I'm gonna give ya my love


Hey!

Alright! Let's go!


Whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love

Want to whole lotta love


Way down inside

Woman, you need, yeah

Love


My, my, my, my

My, my, my, my

Lord

Shake for me girl


I wanna be your backdoor man

Hey, oh, hey, oh

Hey, oh, hey, oh

Ooh

Oh, oh, oh, oh


Cool, my, my baby

A-keep it cooling baby

A-keep it cooling baby

Ah-keep it cooling baby

Ah-keep it cooling baby

Ah-keep it cooling baby




Songwriters: Robert Anthony Plant / John Bonham / John Paul Jones / James Patrick Page

Whole Lotta Love lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc