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The Song Remains the Same   Led Zeppelin

 
 -------------------------

 


 From: ceh1@acpub.duke.edu (Charles Eric Horowitz)


 


 The Song Remains the Same


 by Led Zeppelin


 


 This was a requested a while ago, but it took a while to tab.


 Sorry for the wait.


 


 This song has 3 12-string electrics and 2 6-strings(telecaster thru supro)


 Ill try to keep them all straight for you.


 


 The intro is 1 12string banging out an open D repeatedly. One 12-string


 plays this set of chords over it:


 


 

 
 e--2-----5-----7-----9\----14------14\-----------------------------------
 b--3-----6-----8----10\----15------15\-----------------------------------
 g--2-----5-----7-----9\----14------14\-----------------------------------
 d------------------------------------------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 and the third 12 plays these chords:


 


 

 
 e--------------12----12---------14-----14\-------------------------------
 b--7-----8-----12----14---------15-----15\-------------------------------
 g--7-----7-----12----14---------14-----14\-------------------------------
 d--7----10---------------------------------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 Now one 12 stops playing and one 12 plays these chords


 while the second 12 plays the same chords but with an open D-string


 instead of a second fret D.


 

 
 e--0----0-0--2------2-2--0---0-0--2--2-2--3--3-3-0--0-0--3--3-3--2------
 b--3----3-3--3------3-3--3---3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3-3--3------
 g--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------
 d--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------
 a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 Now this chord sequence is played by 2 12's the same way


 and repeat it. /-again the 2nd 12 plays the open D on this chd


 

 
 e-2--2-2-----2--2--3--3-3----2--0---------------------------------------
 b-3--3-3-----3--3--3--3-3----3--3---------------------------------------
 g-2--2-2-----2--2--2--2-2----2--2---------------------------------------
 d-0--0-0-----0--0--0--0-0----0--0---------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 Next is both 12's playing this:


 


 

 
 e---0----0---0-0----0---0---0-------0--------0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----
 b---1-1----1---0-0--0-----0----1--3---3-1-3-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----
 g------------------------------------------------------------------------
 d-3-----------------3----------3-----------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 Next one of the 6 strings come in with the 2 12's to play this:


 


 

 
 e--0----0-0--2------2-2--0---0-0--2--2-2--3--3-3-0--0-0--3--3-3--2------
 b--3----3-3--3------3-3--3---3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3-3--3------
 g--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------
 d--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------
 a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 One this next distorted part,


 the six string plays this: and 12's play this


 

 
 e-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------
 b-------------------------------------------------3-----------------------
 g-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------
 d-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------
 a---------------0------------------------------0--------------------------
 E---3^4--0-3^4--0-----------------3^4--0--3^4-----------------------------

 


 


 Here is the 2 12's backing part to the first solo:


 


 

 
 e---2------2---3--3-------5--3-------------------------------------------
 b-----3------3------3-----3--5-------------------------------------------
 g-------2-------------2--------------------------------------------------
 d-0----------------------------------------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 And the first 6 string solo:


 


 

 
 e------------------------------------------------------------------------
 b------------------------------------------------------------------------
 g-----------------------------------------------------7-9-7---7----------
 d------------------------7-9-7---9-7---7--7-7-----7-9-------9------------
 a-3^4--0--3^4--5-7p5-7/9-------9-----9-----------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e-------------7----------------------------------------10----------------
 b---------------10-7-----------------------------------------------------
 g----7--9^11---------9-7---9-7---7-9-7---7-7----7-9^11----(11)^9--7------
 d--9---------------------9-----9-------9-----9---------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e------------------------------------7------------------------------------
 b--7^8-7-------------------------------10-7-------------------------------
 g--------7------7-9-7---7----7-9^11---------9-7---9-7---7-----------------
 d-----------7-9-------9----9--------------------9-----9-------------------
 a-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 Now the 6 string plays this figure a few times:


 


 

 
 e------------------------------0------------------------------------------
 b------------------------------0------------------------------------------
 g--/5-4-2---2----/5-4--2-----2--------------------------------------------
 d---------3--------------3-3----------------------------------------------
 a-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 And ends it with this:


 

 
 e------------------------------------------------------------------------
 b------------------------------------------------------------------------
 g--/5-4-2-0-------------------------------------------------------------------
 d------------3-2-0----------------------------------------------------------
 a------------------3-2-0----------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 The 2 12's play this after the solo: and end that section with a bunch of


 /-these


 

 
 e--3-5---8--8--8------3--5---8--8--8--7-7---8---------------------------
 b--5-7--10-10-10------5--7--10-10-10--9-9--10---------------------------
 g-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 d----------------------------0------------------------------------------
 a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 During the vocals, the 2 12's play on this basic pattern with a few


 subtle changes on the first couple of measures.


 


 

 
 e--0---0---------------3-----0------0-----------------------------------
 b--1---1-----3-----3h5----3--3--3-3---3p1-----0-------------------------
 g--0---0-----0-----------------------------0----------------------------
 d--2---2----------------------------------------------------------------
 a--3---3----------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 While the 6 plays this on the first two measures.


 


 

 
 e-----------------------3----------------------------3------------------------
 b----------------1---------------------------------3-------3---0--------------
 g-2^4^2----------------------0--0--------------5^6-----3/4---4--------0-------
 d---------0-0-2----2---------2--2------0----5---------------------0h2---------
 a----------------------------3--3---------5-----------------------------1h2---
 E---------------------------------------------------------------------------3-

 


 


 And on the third measure the 12's play this:


 


 

 
 e-0--0----0--0---0-----------0--0----------0--0----0--0---0---0---0--0-------
 b-1--1----2--2---2-----2-----0-------0-2--------0--1----0-1-----0-1---1-0--0-
 g-0--0--------------3-----3--------3---3---3-------------------------------0-
 d-2--2----4----4----4--4--4------------------------------------------------0-
 a-3--3-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 And the 6 plays this:


 


 

 
 e-----------------------------------7--------6-------5--5--/10-8-/13-13/12
 b--2-----2---------------------------------5-------5-----------------------
 g----------3-------------------4/7-----4/6-----4h5------5-----------------
 d----4-----4-----------------4--------------------------------------------
 a--------------------------4----------------------------------------------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 Heres that mid section thing:


 

 
 e--------15- -(5)^7^5-5-3------3------------3-------------------------------
 b----------- -------------------------3-----------4-------------------------
 g--14/16---- --------------3h4----3-4---3h4---3-4---3^4---------------------
 d----------- -------------------------------------------5-------------------
 a----------- ---------------------------------------------------------------
 E----------- ---------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 On the last measure of the vocal part, the 6 plays this:


 


 

 
 e---------------------------------1--------5-------10--8-----8-------10--
 b-------------------------0-----1---1--------------------------10/12-----
 g---------------------------1-2-------3/5-----5/10----10-10-10-----------
 d-6^8-6^8-6-5-4 --6^8-6-4------------------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 Then just bend the g-string 5th fret up and pick it as you release the bend.


 


 The second solo is this:


 


 

 
 e----------------------------------------7-------------------------------
 b--7-----7-----------------------------7---10-10-7-----------------------
 g--9^11--9^11--9p7h9----7-7-7-----9^11-------------9p7-9p7----7-7--------
 d---------------------9-------9----------------------------9------9------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e-------7-----------------------------------------------------------------
 b---------10-7------------------------------------------------------------
 g--9^11--------9-7-9-7---7-9-7--------------------------------------------
 d----------------------9-------9-7-9-7---7-9-7---7-9-7/9-7-9-7---7--------
 a--------------------------------------9-------9---------------9----------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e---------------------------------------10--------------------------------
 b-------------------------------------------13-10----10-------------------
 g------------------------9p7-7---7-9/11-----------12----10^11-------------
 d----------------------7-------9------------------------------12----------
 a-9\7-5-5--5-5--5h7/9-----------------------------------------------------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e--------------------------------------------------15--------------------
 b--------13-15^17-15-------------13-15-(15)^16^17-----15^17-15-----------
 g--9/14---------------12----9/14-----------------------------------------
 d------------------------------------------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e--------------------------------------------------------------15----------
 b--15^17--15---------------------------------------------15^17-----15^17-15
 g-------------12-14^16^14---------16^18---14----14-16----------------------
 d--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 a--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e-------------------------------7----------------------------------------
 b--12^13---12^13^12---------------10-7-10-7\-----------------------------
 g--------------------14------0-------------------------------7-----------
 d-------------------------------------------------7-10-7---7-7-----------
 a---------------------------------------------7/9--------9---------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e------------------------------------------------------------------------
 b------------------------------------------------------------------------
 g-----------------7-------------------7-7-7\-----------------------------
 d------7-10-7---7-7-------10p7----7---7-7-7\-----------------------------
 a--7/9--------9-------7/9------10---9------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 After the next vocals bit, The 12's play this chord sequence


 hitting each one 3 or 4 times:


 /--now just arpeggiate this chord


 

 
 e--8--7--10---8--12---10/14---------------------------------------------
 b-10--8--12--10--13---12/15---------------------------------------------
 g------------------------16---------------------------------------------
 d-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 After that, the 12's play this:


 


 

 
 e-0-----------------------------2---3---2---0------------0------0--------
 b-------3-------------------3----3---3---3---3---1-3---1-----------------
 g-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-----2---2---2---2------2-------------------
 d-------------------------0-2-----------------------------------2---2---2
 a-------------------------------------------------------------3-----3-3--
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e------------------------------------------------------------------------
 b--------------------------------3---------------------------------------
 g--------------------------------2---------------------------------------
 d--5-5-5-4-4-4-2-----------------0---------------------------------------
 a--3-3-3-2-2-2-0--7-7-7-5-5-5-5--2---------------------------------------
 E-----------------5-5-5-3-3-2-0--0---------------------------------------

 


 


 The 6 string part over that is:


 


 

 
 e--15--------------------------------------------------------------------
 b------(15)^17^15-------------------------8^10---(8)^10^8----------------
 g------------------(14)^16^14--9--7-8-9-7------7-------------------------
 d------------------------------------------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e-15---------------------------------------------------------------------
 b----15^17^15------------------------------------------------------------
 g-------------14^16^14-14--14\12-----------------------------------------
 d--------------------------------12-12/14--------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e--------------------------------7^9-7-5-----------(7)^9^7-7-5-----------
 b------------------6---5-----5------------7^9-7-5------------------------
 g------------5-5-7---7---7-7---------------------------------------------
 d------5-5-7-------------------------------------------------------------
 a--5-7-------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 And then the power chords with the 12's and the 6


 


 Next is as little soloing over the rythym laid down by the 2 12's and


 [1] [6]  


 

 
 e------------------------------------------------------------------------
 b------------------------------------------------------------------------
 g---7^9^7p5-------------2h4p2---2----------2h4p2---2------2h4p2---2------
 d-----------7-------2-4-------4--------2-4-------4--------------4--------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e-------2----------------------------------------------------------------
 b---------5-2---------2----10h13p10--12-15-15^16--15-12-12---------------
 g--4^6--------4-2-4-2----------------------------------------------------
 d------------------------------------------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e------------------------------------------------------------------------
 b-------10-12-10----10----10--------10-12-10----10----12------10-12-10---
 g--9/11----------11----11------9/11----------11----11-----9/11-----------
 d------------------------------------------------------------------------
 a------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e---------------------5---------------------------------------------------
 b-----10-10-------------5^7-5-3-3-----------------------------------------
 g--11-------12----------------------2p0---0-2p0---0-----------------------
 d---------------------------------------4-------4----2p0---0-2p0---0------
 a--------------------------------------------------------4-------4--------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e------------------------------------------------------------------------
 b------------------------------------------------------------------------
 g--2p0--0---------2p0--0---------2p0---0---------------------------------
 d------4---2p0--0-----4--2p0---0-----4---2p0---0-2p0-0-------------------
 a--------------4-------------4---------------4---------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 e---------------------15------------------------13-14-15--------------------
 b------13-15-15^17-15----15^17-15------13-15^17----------15^17-15-13-15-13\-
 g--/14------------------------------14--------------------------------------
 d---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 a---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 Now w/heavy distortion repeat this figure a few times and end it w/


 that last little chord.


 

 
 e------------------------------------------------------------------------
 b------------------------------------------------------------------------
 g--------------2----------------------4p2-----------------2--------------
 d--2-2-----2-4---4-2--2-2------2-4-2------4p2-------------0--------------
 a--0-0-2/4------------0-0--2/4-------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 


 Well that's about all of it. Sorry for any mistakes.


 CHUCK


 


 From: bobz@crl.com (Robert Zawalski)


 Subject: TAB: The Song Remains the Same (Led Zeppelin)


 


 Of course you all realize that I expect a complete tab of Jethro Tull's


 'The Minstrel in the Gallery' for this. ;)


 


 guit. 1 (12 string)


 

 
 E:--------------2---7---9---12\---14---14\--
 B:--------------3---8---10--13\---15---15\--
 G:--------------2---7---9---12\---14---14\--
 D:--0R--------------------------------------
 A:------------------------------------------
 E:------------------------------------------

 


 ride on the open d throughout (listen to tape for rythem)


 


 guit. 2 (6 string)


 

 
 E:------------------5---7---9----
 B:------------------6---8---10---
 G:------------------5---7---9----

 


 D:


 A:


 E:


 ========


 **1**


 (12 string)


 

 
 E:--0-0-0---2-2-2--
 B:--3-3-3---3-3-3--
 G:--0-0-0---0-0-0--
 D:--2-2-2---2-2-2-- x3
 A:--0-0-0---0-0-0--

 


 E:


 


 **2**


 

 
 E:--2-2-2--2-2--3-3-3--2-0--
 B:--3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--
 G:--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2--2-2--
 D:--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-- x4
 A:--------------------------
 E:--------------------------
 E:--0----0-----0----0------------0-----------0------
 B:----1----1-----0----0----1--3-----3--1--3----0----
 G:------2----2-----0----0--2---------------------0--

 


 D:


 A:


 E:


 (let all notes ring) (end of **2**)


 


 Guitar 1 goes to **1**


 


 then


 


 **3**


 (guitar 1 (12 string))


 

 
 E:---------------2
 B:---------------3
 G:---------------0 <\
 D:---------------2 \
 A:---------------0 \

 


 E:


 (guitar 2) x4


 E:


 B: /


 

 
 G:-----------2-- /
 D:-----------2-- s potential ;)


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