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Gallows Pole

Led Zeppelin

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 EADGBE
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A7 x x 2 0 2 0 (A 7th)

Em x 2 0 0 0 0

C6 x x 2 0 1 0 (C Major 6th)

C x 3 2 0 1 0

C* x x 4 0 3 0

D9 x x 4 5 3 0 (D 9th)

G5 3 x 0 0 3 3 (G 5th)

Dsus x x 0 2 3 3

Asus x x 0 2 3 0

- the G A G A progression is played like this (powerful sound)

E|----2--x--x--x--x----2----2---x--x--x--x--|
B|----2--x--x--x--x----2----2---x--x--x--x--|
G|----2--x--x--x--x----2----2---x--x--x--x--|
D|----2--x--x--x--x----2----2---x--x--x--x--|
A|-------x--x--x--x-------------x--x--x--x--|
E|--3----x--x--x--x--3----3-----x--x--x--x--|


- Lots of string muting in the G A G A part

- I play the G A G A part by barring the A (x02222)
with my index finger leave the A string (string 5)
open and tap the G note with my middle finger.

- Start the first verse after the 4th repeat of intro
so Hangman would come in on repeat 5.

- Listen to the song to get timing

- I also broke the song up into verses to make it
easier to keep track. The way I broke them up
may not be the way it was originally written

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Intro/Riff

^ ^ V ^ ^ V ^ V ^ V ^ ^ V ^
E|-------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--/-0-0--0--/-0-0-0--| x4
B|-------2-0-2--2-0-1-1-1--/-3-3--3--/-2-0-2--|
G|-------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--/-0-0--5--/-0-0-0--|
D|-------2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--/-4-4--4--/-2-2-2--|
A|---0----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|


Verse 1
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Riff
Hangman Hangman

Riff
hold it a little while

 A7C6
 I think I see my friends commin

 G5Asus
 ridin a many mile

Riff x2

Verse 2
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Riff
So friends you get a some silver

Riff
get a little gold

 A7C6
 what did you bring me my dear friends

 G5Asus
 keep me from the gallows pole

Riff x2

 A7C6
 what did you bring me

 G5Asus
 keep me from the gallows pole

Riff x2

Verse 3
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Riff
I couldn't get no silver

Riff
I couldn't get no gold

 A7C6
 you know we're too damn poor

 G5Asus
 to keep you from the gallows pole

Riff x2

Chours
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 A7AsusG5Asus
 Hangman Hangman 

 A7AsusG5G5
 hold it a little while

 A7AsusG5Asus
 I think I see my brother commin

 G5AsusGAGA
 ridin a many mile           

Verse 4
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 GAGA
 Brother you get a little silver,

 GAGA
 gelittle gold

 GAGA
 what did you bring me, my brother

 G5AsusGAGA
 to keep me from the gallows pole         

Verse 5
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 GAGA
 brother I brought you some silver

 GAGA
 brought a little gold

 GAGA
 Brought a little of everything

 G5AsusGAGA
 keep you from the gallows pole         

 CAsusGAGA
 Ya I brought you           

 GAGA
 to keep you from the gallows pole

Chours
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 A7AsusG5Asus
 Hangman Hangman 

 A7AsusG5G5
 turn your head a while

 A7AsusG5Asus
 I think I see my sister commin

 G5AsusGAGA
 ridin a many mile           

Verse 6
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 GAGA
 Sister I emplore you take him by the hand

 GAGA
 take him to some shady spot and

 G5AsusGAGA
 sit him on the love of his man        

please take him

 G5AsusGAGA
 sit him on the rock of main man man

Chours
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 A7AsusG5Asus
 Hangman Hangman 

 A7AsusG5G5
 on your face a smile  

 A7AsusG5Asus
 tell me that I'm free to ride

 G5AsusGAGA
 ride for many mile          

Verse 7
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 GAGA
 Yeyou've got a fine sister

 GAGA
 shwant my blood to boil

 GAGA
 shwant my blood to boil in her

 G5AsusGAGA
 to keep you from the gallows pole        

Verse 8
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 GAGA
 Your brother brought me silver

 GAGA
 anyour sister want my sole

 GAGA
 fonow I laugh oh so hard

 G5Asus
 she's swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA
 fonow I laugh oh so hard

 G5Asus
 she's swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA
 swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA
 swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA
 swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA
 GAGA
 keep Swinging

 GAGA
 keep Swinging

 GAGA
 keep Swinging

 GAGA
 Same song nothing but a dog (I think this is what he is saying)

 GAGA
 Same song nothing but a dog

 GAGA
 swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA
 swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA
 swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA
 swinging on my gallows pole

 GAGA

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trs (report comment to admin):
I beleive what he says at the end of the song is "See Saw Marjorie Daw" - not something about a dog.   
trs (report comment to admin):
If your playing on acoustic, there is another perhaps easier way to play the GAGA, which is exhausting if your trying to play regular chords or even barre them. Since you can play bottom 4 strings only (D,G,B,E) and get the same chord sound, you can rock back and forth between a "regular" 3 finger A chord and your ring finger on the high e.  This will give you a hard GAGA with much less effort.