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Gallows Pole  Led Zeppelin

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From: macon@gallifrycommodore.com (Glen Macon)
Subject: Re: REQ "Gallows Pole" by Led Zeppelin
i play it in a standard tuning.... one of my favorites...
Gallows Pole
Trad. Arr. J. Page& R. Plant
riff :
 
 e --------------
 B --2-0-2---1-3-
 G --2-0-2---0-0-
 D --2-2-2---2-4-
 A --------------
 E --------------

riff
Hangman, Hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my friends a commin
G D riff
ridin a many mile
Friends you get a little silver, get a little gold
what did you bring me, my dear friends
G D riff
to keep me from the gallows pole
what did you bring me
G D riff
to keep me from the gallows pole
I couldn't get no silver
couldn't get no gold
you know the way they took that ball
G D riff
to keep you from the gallows pole
[A]Hangma[D]n,[G] H[D]angman, [A]hold it a [D]little [G]while
[A]I think I [D]see my [G]brother commin
[G]ridin a [D]many [G]mi[A]le[G] [A] [G] [A] [G] [A]
Brother you get a little silver, get a little gold
what did you bring me, my brother
to [G]keep me from the [D]gallows [G]po[A]le[G] [A]
brother I brought you some silver
I brought a little gold
Brought a little of everything
to [G]keep you from the[D] gallows [G]po[A]le[G] [A]
Ya I [C]brought [D]you
to [G]keep you from the[D] gallows [G]po[A]le[G] [A]
[A]Hangma[D]n,[G] H[D]angman, [A]turn your [D]head a [G]while
[A]I think I [D]see my [G]sister commin
[G]ridin a [D]many [G]mi[A]le [G]mi[A]le [G] m[A]ile[G] m[A]ile
Sister I emplore you take him by the hand
take him to some shady pass and
[G]sit him on the [D]rock of his [A]man[G] [A] [G] [A] [G] [A]
please take him
[G]sit him on the [D]rock of [A]mai[G]n [A]man[G] m[A]an[G] [A]
[A]Hangma[D]n,[G] H[D]angman, [A]on your fa[D]ce a sm[G]ile
[A]tell me [D]that I'm [G]free to ride
[G]ride for [D]many [G]mi[A]le[G] [A] [G] [A] [G] [A]
uh you've got a fine sister
she want my blood to boil
she want my blood to boil in her
[G]to keep you from the [D]gallows [G]po[A]le[G] [A] [G] [A] [G] [A]
Your brother brought me silver
and your sister want my sole
for now I laugh oh so hard
[G]she's swinging on my [D]gallows [G]po[A]le[G] [A] [G] [A] [G] [A]
for now I laugh oh so hard
[G]she's swinging on my [D]gallows [G]po[A]le[G] [A] [G] [A] [G] [A]
swinging on my gallows pole
swinging on my gallows pole
swinging on my gallows pole
\_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_
\_\_\_ \_ \_ Glen Macon
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 /-------\/ moo

All those moments will be lost in time, /
like tears in the rain. * ----
^^ ^^
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From: ebd@gtech.com (Edward DaCosta)
Subject: TAB: "Gallows Pole" by Led Zeppelin
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Sender: news@gtech.com (USENET Administrator)
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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1993 12:46:54 GMT
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Here are some of the basics for Gallows Pole the way I play it
Ted DaCosta
Page plays similar riffs to this basic progression
 
 e------------0--0-0-0---------5--------------------------------------------
 B---2-0-2--2-0--1-1-1--1---3--0--------------------------------------------
 G---0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0---0-----------------------------------------------
 D---2-2-2--2----2---2--2---4-----------------------------------------------
 A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hang man, hang man....
 
 e--3-3-3--2-2--2-----------------------------------------------------------
 B--0-0-0--3-3--3-----------------------------------------------------------
 G--0-0-0--2-2--2-----------------------------------------------------------
 D--0-0-0--0-0--0-----------------------------------------------------------
 A--2-2-2-------------------------------------------------------------------
 E--3-3-3-------------------------------------------------------------------

riding many a ....
Now when the mandolin comes in the following standard open chords are played
[A]Hang man, [G] [D]hang man [G] [A]hold it a [D]little [G]while
[A]I think I [G]see my [D]brother coming [G]riding [D]many a mile
Next part lightly muted A chord
 
 e--------
 B--------
 G--2-----
 D--2-----
 A--0-----
 E--------

Brother did you get me some silver ....
Next part uses this type of riff
[A]  
 
 e----------------------------------------------
 B----------------------------------------------
 G---2-----2---2-2-2-2-2------------------------
 D---2-----2---2-2-2-2-2------------------------
 A---0-----0---0-0-0-0-0------------------------
 E-3----3---------------------------------------

muted lightly
Brother I brought you some silver...
Next change follows above riff
[A]Yes I've b[C]rought you [D] to [A]keep you from the gallows pole...
Also I saw some discussion on the line
"save me from the wrath of this man" this sounds correct to me
[--]  
Gallows Pole X - percussive tone with no pitch
Led Zeppelin III ) - bends
/ - slide
~~~ - vibrato
^ - hammer on / pull off
To play this, page uses a 6 string acoustic to play the main part. And
a distorted electric guitar in treble for the solo
Main Riff:
 
 e --- ----------------0--------0-----------5----
 B --- ---2--0--2------2--1-----1----/3--3------o
 G --- ---0-----0---0-----0--0--0-----0--0------- repeat
 D -2- ---2-----2---2-----2--2-------/4--4-------
 A -0- -------------------------------0---------o
 E --- ------------------------------------------ 

All I have at the "Hangman, Hangman..
..brother coming many a mile" is
mandolin.
Here is the silver/gold part.
 
 e -------------------------------------
 B ------------------------------------o
 G ------------------------------------- repeat
 D -----2-----2--X--X--X--X--X--X--X----
 A -----0-----0--X--X--X--X--X--X--X---o
 E --3-----3---------------------------- 

and the solo...
~~~~~~ ~~~
 
 e ------------------------- -----------------------------------------------
 B ----)-----------17----)-- -------------------------------)---------------
 G --16----------------16--- --14---------------------14--16---16--14-------
 D ------------------------- -----------------14--16-------------------16---
 A ------------------------- -----------------------------------------------
 E ------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- 

~~
 
 e -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------
 B ----------------)--------------------------------- ----)-------------------
 G --14------14--16---14-----------------14--16--14-- --16---16---------------
 D -----------------------------14^16---------------- ------------------------
 A -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------
 E -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------
 e -------------------- -------------------------------------- ---------------
 B -------------------- --------)--------------)-----)-----)-- ---------------
 G ---------14--16^14-- --14--16-----16--14--16----16----16--- --16--14-------
 D --14^16------------- -------------------------------------- -----------16--
 A -------------------- -------------------------------------- ---------------
 E -------------------- -------------------------------------- ---------------

~~
 
 e --------------------------------14---- ----17^14------14-------------------
 B -------------------------)--14------17^14---------17------17--14-----------
 G --16------14----16--14-16------------- ---------------------------17--16--X
 D ------16------------------------------ ------------------------------------
 A -------------------------------------- ------------------------------------
 E -------------------------------------- ------------------------------------
 e ----------------------- ----------------------------------)--------)---
 B -----------)----------- --------------------------------20-------20----
 G --14--14-16----16--14-- --16------14--16-----16------------------------
 D ----------------------- ------16---------------------------------------
 A ----------------------- -----------------------------------------------
 E ----------------------- ----------------------------------------------- 

~~~~
 
 e ----)-----)-------------------------- -------------------------------------
 B --20----20----20--17----------------- -------------------)-----------------
 G ----------------------18\------------ --------------14-16----16--14--(14)\-
 D ------------------------------------- ------14--16-------------------------
 A ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
 E ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------

~~
 
 e ------------------------------------------------------------- -------------
 B ------------------------------------------------------------- -------------
 G --17--17--17--17--16--14------16--------14---16--14--14--14-- --16--16--14-
 D --------------------------16------16------------------------- -------------
 A ------------------------------------------------------------- -------------
 E ------------------------------------------------------------- -------------
 e ---------------------------------------- ----------------------------------
 B --------20--19--17------19--17---------- ----------------------------)-----
 G -14-----------------17----------17--16-- --------------------------19------
 D ---------------------------------------- ----19--17-----------/19----------
 A ---------------------------------------- ------------19--17\16-------------
 E ---------------------------------------- ----------------------------------

~~~
 
 e ---------- ----------------------------------------- ----------------------
 B ---------- ----)------------------------------------ --------------------17
 G --17--19-- --19-----18------------------------------ --17------------------
 D ---------- -------------19-------19^17------17--19-- ------19^17--19-------
 A ---------- -----------------------------19---------- ----------------------
 E ---------- ----------------------------------------- ----------------------

~~~
 
 e ------ ------------------------------------------------ ------------------
 B ---)-- ----------------)------------------17--17----)-- ------17-----)----
 G -19--- --------------16------14-------------------16--- -----------16---16
 D ------ ------------------------------------------------ ------------------
 A ------ ------------------------------------------------ ------------------
 E ------ ------------------------------------------------ ------------------ 

~~
 
 e -------------------------------------- -----------------------------------
 B -------------------------------------- --17----)--------17--15------------
 G --14------14-------------------14----- ------16---14----------------------
 D ------16------16^14-------/16--------- -----------------------------------
 A ---------------------16^14------------ -----------------------------------
 E -------------------------------------- ----------------------------------- 

~~
 
 e -------------------------------------- ------------------------------------
 B --19--------20-19-17-----19-17-------- ------------------------------------
 G ----------------------17-------17-16-- -----14----------------/14----------
 D -------------------------------------- ---------17--14-----------------/-16
 A -------------------------------------- -----------------18\16--------------
 E -------------------------------------- ------------------------------------

~~
 
 e ----------- ------------------------)------ ----)--------------------------
 B --------)-- ----------------------17------- --17----16--14-------14------)-
 G --14--16--- --14--16---14---16------------- ------------------------14-16--
 D ----------- ------------------------------- -------------------------------
 A ----------- ------------------------------- -------------------------------
 E ----------- ------------------------------- -------------------------------

~~
 
 e ------------ ---------------------- ------------------------------------
 B ------------ ---------------------- -----------------)--------)-----19--
 G ----14--16-- -----14-16-14----16--- ------------17-19-------19----------
 D ------------/16-------------------- -------19---------------------------
 A ------------ ---------------------- ------------------------------------
 E ------------ ---------------------- ------------------------------------
 e --------------------------------------------------- -----------------------
 B --------------------------------------------------- -------X---)-----------
 G --20--19--17----------------14--16^14------14--16-- --14-----16-----14-----
 D ----------------19-----/16-------------16---------- -----------------------
 A --------------------------------------------------- -----------------------
 E --------------------------------------------------- -----------------------
 e ---------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
 B ----20--19--17------19--17-- ---------------------------------------------
 G ----------------17---------- -----17--16--14---------------------------14-
 D ---------------------------- -----------------17--14-------------14-------
 A ---------------------------- -------------------------17--16--------16----
 E ---------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
 e --------- ------------------------------17^14------14----------------- ----
 B ------)-- --14---------------------------------17------17--14--------- ----
 G -16-16--- ------14--16--14--16^14--14--------------------------17--16- --14
 D --------- ------------------------------------------------------------ ----
 A --------- ------------------------------------------------------------ ----
 E --------- ------------------------------------------------------------ ----
 e --------------------------------14--14--14--14------14--14-- ----------
 B ---------------------------)----14--14----------)---14------ ---17^14--
 G ------16------14--16--14-16-------------------16------------ ----------
 D --16------16------------------------------------------------ ----------
 A ------------------------------------------------------------ ----------
 E ------------------------------------------------------------ ----------

~~~ ~~~
 
 e -------------------------------------------- ------)----------------------
 B -------------------------------------------- ----10------8---10--------0--
 G --16-^-14------16----------14-----14\------- -----------------------------
 D -----------16------16--16------------------- -----------------------------
 A -------------------------------------------- -----------------------------
 E -------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- 

~~~
 
 e --------------------------------- --------------------10^7-----------------
 B --10^9------9--10--12-9^10------- ---8^7-----7--8--0--------8^7------------
 G --------11----------------------- --------9----------------------9--7--6---
 D --------------------------------- ----------------------------------------7
 A --------------------------------- -----------------------------------------
 E --------------------------------- -----------------------------------------

fade out
 
 e ------- --------------------------------- ----------------------)----------
 B ------- ------------------------------)-- -----------------10-12-----10--12
 G --7^6-- --7^6---------------------7--5--- ------------/11------------------
 D ------- -------7--5---------------------- -7----7--------------------------
 A ------- -------------7--5--4------------- ---------------------------------
 E ------- --------------------------------- ---------------------------------


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