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Celebration day   Led Zeppelin








Sent:   Monday, December 22, 1997 12:33 PM

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

        From the CD set 'Remasters'
                Written by Jones/Page/Plant
                Atlantic Records  82371-2

        Celebration Day is a cool song that's easy to play if you
practice it for a while. Make sure you listen to it a few times before
you attempt to play it. The entire song is in 4/4 so it should be easy to
keep up. I think this song is in A. Special thanks to Josh M. Johnson
 who tabbed the solo.

        Fiz  tabbed the intro and retabbed the main
riff. The A string works as a kind of drone throughout the whole song,
except for the chorus. Let it ring wherever sounds good and try to
mute the E string with your thumb. There are guitar overdubs in the
song, so it's impossible to play it exactly just with one guitar. In
the chorus the feeling is given by the bass lines, it'd be nice if
someone could tab them.


| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note
. = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
^ = downward stroke
v = upward stroke 
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)

        
[Intro] 

              G7/A          
              ^ v ^ v ^ v   
e:--------6/7-7-7-7-7-7-7---
B:--------5/6-6-6-6-6-6-6---
G:o-------6/7-7-7-7-7-7-7---    (twice)
D:o-------4/5-5-5-6-5-5-5---
A:-------(0)----------------
E:--------------------------

               G7/A     
               ^ v      
e:---------6/7-7-7------
B:---------5/6-6-6------
G:o--------6/7-7-7------    (three times)   
D:o--------4/5-5-5------  
A:--------(0)-----------
E:----------------------
                                                    
               G#7/A                                        
               ^ v                                  
e:---------7/8-8-8---                               
B:---------6/7-7-7---                               
G:---------7/8-8-8---                               
D:---------5/6-6-6---                               
A:--------(0)--------                               
E:-------------------                               

              A7                          
              ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ 
e:--------8/9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------
B:--------7/8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--------
G:--------8/9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------
D:--------6/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------
A:-------(0)---------------------------------------
E:-------------------------------------------------
                                          

[Riff 1]

            ^ v        ^ v                
e:-----------------------------------------
B:-----------------------------------------
G:o----------------------------------------  (twice)
D:o--------/7-7----5---4-4----2------------
A:-------0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-/3~~-0--    
E:-----------------------------------------

[Riff 2] (main riff)

                      ^ v ^ v ^ v ^                  
e:--------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9------------------
B:--------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8------------------
G:--------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9------------------
D:---------------/7~~-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------
A:-------0-/3-0---0--(0)-----------------------------
E:---------------------------------------------------

                  ^ v     ^ v                            
e:---------------------------------------------------
B:---------------------------------------------------
G:---------------------------------------------------
D:--------------------5---4-4----2-------------------
A:-------0-/3-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-/3~~-0---------
E:---------------------------------------------------
                                                     

[Chorus]
          C              G              Bb             F

e:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------|
B:--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------|
G:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------------|
D:--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------------|
A:--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------------|
E:-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------|

          C              G             Bb             F        E

e:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-1------------------|
B:--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1-1------------------|
G:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1--------|
D:--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2--------|
A:--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1-1---3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2--------|
E:-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------1-1-1-1-1------------------|


Song Progression:

[Intro]
[Riff 1]
[Riff 2]

With [Riff 2]:

Her face is cracked from smiling,
all the fears that she's been hiding,
and it seems that pretty soon
evr'ybody's gonna know.

And her voice is sore from shouting,
cheering winners who are losing,
and she wonders if their days are few
and soon they'll have to go.

[Riff 2] once more, then

With [Chorus]: (chords shown here for reference)

C            G
My, my, my, I'm so happy,
Bb                F
I'm gonna join the band.
 C                     G
We are gonna dance and sing in celebration,
 Bb                   F  E
we are in the promised land.

With [Riff 2]:

She hears them talk of new ways
to protect the home she lives in,
Then she wonders what it's all about
when they break down the door.
Her name is Brown or White or Black;
you know her very well.
You hear her cries of mercy
as the winners toll the bell.

With [Chorus]:

My, my, my, I'm so happy,
I'm gonna join the band.
We are gonna sing and dance in celebration,
we are in the promised land.

[Solo]:


|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-15b17--15b17--15b17r15p13-15b17-15-|-(15)-----------13-15p13---15p13---|
|------------------------------------|-----12---12-14----------14-----14-|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

|------------15------------|-------------8p5----------|
|-13---15-13----15b17-15b17|-(17)-15b17-----8p5-8p5---|
|--------------------------|-----------------------7p5|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|----------------------|------------------------|----------------8|
|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------|
|-7b9-7b9-7b9r7p5-7b9r7|-(17)------5-7p5-5-7p5--|-5--7-5--5--8h9--|
|----------------------|-----5--5h7-----7-----7-|-----------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------|

|-------13----13--------12----12-|
|--------------------------------|
|-12/14----14-----12/13----13----|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|

With [Riff 1]:

There is a train that leaves the station
heading for your destination,
But the price you pay to nowhere
has increased a dollar more. Yes, it has!
And if you walk you're gonna get there
although it takes a little longer,
And when you see it in the distance
you will wring your hands and moan.

Repeat [Riff 1] until fade out



























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