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THE WANTON SONG
                           As recorded by Led Zeppelin
                     (From the 1975 Album PHYSICAL GRAFFITI)

Words and Music by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Thanks to Kerry O'Brien and Steve Gorenberg for transcribing the Power Tab
version of this. I decided to submit this because there was no better text
version of the song. Awesome song by the way.

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Elec. w/dist'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Elec. w/dist'

   Intro (0:00, 3:03)
    Moderately Q=110
    $
    (G5)                                       F7    F#7
   4/4
     Gtrs I, II
     S S S S S S S S H     3x S S S S S S S S E E +S  E.
e||------------------------||-----------------------------|
B||o----------------------o||-----------------------------|
G||------------------------||-------------------2-(2)-3---|
D||------5-5-----5-5-------||-----5-5-----5-5---1-(1)-2---|
A||o----------------------o||-------------------3-(3)-4---|
E||--3-3-----3-3-----------||-3-3-----3-3-------1-(1)-2---|


     (G5)
     S S S S S S S S H     3x
e||------------------------||
B||o----------------------o||
G||------------------------||
D||------5-5-----5-5-------||
A||o----------------------o||
E||--3-3-----3-3-----------||


                                       N.C.              Bb5
   S S S S S S S S +S  E S +S  S S S   S E S E S S +S  S Q.
e|-----------------------------------|------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------|------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------|-7---6---5-------x-3----||
D|-----5-5-----5-5-(5)-----------3---|-------------------3----||
A|---------------------3-4-(4)-5---5-|---5---4---3-(3)---1----||
E|-3-3-----3-3-----------------------|------------------------||


    Verses (0:20, 1:24, 3:23)
     (G5)
     Gtr I
     S S S S S S S S H      S S S S S S S S H      S S S S S S S S H
e||-----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B||o----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G||-----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
D||------5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|
A||o----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E||--3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3----------|


                     F7    F#7  (G5)
   S S S S S S S S E E +S  E.   S S S S S S S S H      S S S S S S S S H
e|----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|-------------------2-(2)-3--|----------------------|----------------------|
D|-----5-5-----5-5---1-(1)-2--|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|
A|-------------------3-(3)-4--|----------------------|----------------------|
E|-3-3-----3-3-------1-(1)-2--|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3----------|


                                                   To Coda
   S S S S S S S S H      S S S S S S S S +S  E S +S  S S S
e|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5-(5)-----------3---|
A|----------------------|---------------------3-4-(4)-5---5-|
E|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3-----------------------|


   N.C.              Bb5
   S E S E S S +S  S Q.
e|-------------------------||
B|-------------------------||
G|-7---6---5-------x-3-----||
D|-------------------3-----||
A|---5---4---3-(3)---1-----||
E|-------------------------||


   (G5)
   S S S S S S S S H      S S S S S S S S H      S S S S S S S S H
e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
D|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3----------|


                     F7    F#7  (G5)
   S S S S S S S S E E +S  E.   S S S S S S S S H      S S S S S S S S H
e|----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|-------------------2-(2)-3--|----------------------|----------------------|
D|-----5-5-----5-5---1-(1)-2--|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|
A|-------------------3-(3)-4--|----------------------|----------------------|
E|-3-3-----3-3-------1-(1)-2--|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3----------|


   S S S S S S S S H      S S S S S S S S +S  E S +S  S S S
e|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5-(5)-----------3---|
A|----------------------|---------------------3-4-(4)-5---5-|
E|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3-----------------------|


   N.C.              Bb5
   S E S E S S +S  S Q.
e|-------------------------||
B|-------------------------||
G|-7---6---5-------x-3-----||
D|-------------------3-----||
A|---5---4---3-(3)---1-----||
E|-------------------------||


  (0:59, 2:03)
   Fmadd2  Fm  B°7              Cm7/E      D#Bb5bC#°7       C      D9
   Gtrs I, II
    H    E E E E   +H     E E E E   +H     E E E E   +H     E E  E E
e|-^3----3-1-----|----------------|------------3---|---------------5-|
B|-^1----1-1---3-|-(3)----3-4---4-|-(4)----4-6---5-|-(5)----5-6-/8-5-|
G|-^1----1-1---1-|-(1)----1-----3-|-(3)----3-3---3-|-(3)----3------5-|
D|-^3----3-3---3-|-(3)----------5-|-(5)----------5-|-(5)-------------|
A|-^3----------2-|-(2)----------3-|-(3)----------4-|-(4)-------------|
E|-^1------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|

 My favourite part:
               D5Am7        C5/G  Gm7      Bb/D    Bb5/Bb5/F
   +E   S   S  E E  S  S  E E E   E  S  S  E S S S S E E e
e|-(5)-(5)-(5)------------------|--------------------------|
B|-(5)h=6p==5----5-(5)(5)-------|--------------------------|
G|-(5)-(5)-(5)-7-5-(5)(5)---5---|-3-(3)(3)-3-------3---3---|
D|-------------7-5h=7p=5----5-7-|-3h=5p=3--3-x-x-x-3---3---|
A|------------------------7-----|----------5-x-x-x---5---5-|
E|------------------------------|--------------------------|


   D9        D5Am7         Gm7
   E  S   S  E E +E  S S E E   +E   S  S  E S S S S S S S S S S
e|-5-(5)-(5)-----------------|----------------------------------|
B|-5h=6p==5------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-5-(5)-(5)-7-5-(5)-------3-|-(3)-(3)(3)-------3-------5-----5-|
D|-----------7-5-(5)-7p5---3-|-(3)h=5p=3------------------------|
A|-----------------------7---|------------5-4-5---4-5S7---6-7---|
E|---------------------------|----------------------------------|


   D9          Am7        C5/G  Gm7      Bb/D    Bb5/Bb5/F
   E  S   S  E E  S  S  E E E   E  S  S  E S S S S E E e
e|-5-(5)-(5)------------------|--------------------------|
B|-5h=6p==5-------------------|--------------------------|
G|-5-(5)-(5)---5-(5)(5)---5---|-3-(3)(3)-3-------3---3---|
D|-----------7-5h=7p=5----5-7-|-3h=5p=3--3-x-x-x-3---3---|
A|----------------------7-----|----------5-x-x-x---5---5-|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------|

                               1.
   D9        D5Am7         Gm7                   Bb/F
   Gtr I
                                                 <
   E  S   S  E E +E  S S E E   +E   S  S  q  S S Q.
e|-5-(5)-(5)-----------------|-------------------------||
B|-5h=6p==5------------------|-------------------3----o||
G|-5-(5)-(5)-7-5-(5)-------3-|-(3)-(3)(3)--------3-----||
D|-----------7-5-(5)-7p5---3-|-(3)h=5p=3---------3-----||
A|-----------------------7---|------------5--3h5------o||
E|---------------------------|-------------------------||
|
 | Gtr II
 |                                           <
 | E  S   S  E E +E  S S E E   +E   S  S  q  H
e|-5-(5)-(5)-----------------|-------------------------||
B|-5h=6p==5------------------|---------------3--------o||
G|-5-(5)-(5)-7-5-(5)-------3-|-(3)-(3)(3)----3---------||
D|-----------7-5-(5)-7p5---3-|-(3)h=5p=3-----3---------||
A|-----------------------7---|------------5-----------o||
E|---------------------------|-------------------------||

                             Guitar Solo (2:28)
   2.
                   Bb5/Bb5/F Bb5       F/Bb5 C5
                                             ~
   +E  S S Q     H           Q    Q  e e e a E
e|------------------------||--------------------|
B|------------------------||-6b8--6-------------|
G|-(3)--------------------||---------3-----3h5--|
D|-(3)h5p3----------------||-----------3-5------|
A|---------5--------------||--------------------|
E|------------------------||--------------------|
|
 | +E  S S E S S S S E q     Q    Q  E E E   E
e|------------------------||--------------------|
B|------------------------||--------------------|
G|-(3)-------------3---3--||--------------------|
D|-(3)h5p3---x-x---3---3--||------3----3-3---5--|
A|---------5-x-x-5---5----||-1----1--1-0-1---3--|
E|------------------------||--------------------|
            D5C5    F5              C/F5  G5
   ~~~                                    ~~~~~~~~
  +H.         Q     E    +S  S Q  e e S S E   +H.             E E
|-----------------|---------------------5---|------------------------|
|-----------------|-8b10r(8)p6-8------5---8-|-(8)--------------------|
|-(5)-------------|---------------5-7-------|-------------------5pb6-|
|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|
 | +Q   Q  E E E E   Q          Q  E E E   E   +E  E E S S E E E E
e|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
B|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
G|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
D|-(5)--5--5-7-5---|-------------------------|------------------------|
A|-(3)--3--3-5-3---|------------3--3-3-3---5-|-(5)-5-5-x-x---5-5-0----|
E|---------------0-|-1----------1--1-0-1---3-|-(3)-3-3-x-x-0-3-3-0----|


  Bb5             F/A     Bb5   C5
                                ~~~
   |----3-----|
  +Q      q   q e S T +T  S S a E
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-(5)pb7==5---5-5---5r(5)p3---3h5-|
|---------------------------5-----|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|
 |  Q        Q   E E       E     E
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--3--------3---3-3-------3-----5-|
A|--1--------1---1-0-------1-----3-|
E|---------------------------------|

                                F5           C/F5  G5
 ~~~~~
                   |---3----|                  |--3--|
  +Q.     +E   Q   E    E   E   e Q      E E E E E   E
|-----------------------6---7-|-8-8b10---8--------------|
|------------------8b10-------|------------6---6-----6--|
|-(5)-----(5)\----------------|--------------7---7------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
|
 | +E  E E  E   E E E      E     Q      Q   E E E   E
e|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-(5)-5-5--5---5-6-5----------|-------------------------|
A|-(3)-3-3--3---3-5-3------0---|-3------3---3-3-3--------|
E|-----------------------------|-1------1---1-0-1---3----|




   G5/D             G5       Bb5                    F/A     Bb5     C5
       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   S S Q.       +Q     Q     E  E      +S   E.  +E   S  +S   +S   S  S  S
e|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|-8-8-8--------(8)--------|---------------18--(18)-----------------------|
G|-------------------------|---17b19==(17)----------17r(17)-(17)-15-17-17-|
D|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|
 | e   e  e S S  S  E. E E   Q          Q        E   E        E      E
e|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-5---5--5----------------|-3----------3--------3---3--------3------5----|
A|-5---5--5-x-x--x--5--5-0-|-1----------1--------1---0--------1------3----|
E|----------x-x--x--3--3-0-|----------------------------------------------|


     ~~~~
    +H         E  E  E  E
e|----------------------------|
B|---------------17-18-18b20==|
G|-(17)-------17--------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
|
 |  +E  E E E  E  E  E  E
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--(5)-5-5-5--5--6--5--------|
A|--(3)-3-3-3--3--5--3--0-----|
E|----------------------0-----|


  F5                     C/F5    G5
            |--3--|         |---3---|
   +E    E  Q     E  +Q     E  E    E    S  S  S  S  Q    +Q.      E
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-(18)r-18-18b20-18-(18)---17------17s|=15----15----15---(15)-----18-----|
|-----------------------------17------|----16----16---------------17b19==|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|
 |   Q       Q         E  E  E    e       e     e     E e   e  e E  E
e|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------5----|--5-----5-------5---5--5----------|
A|---3-------3---------3--3--3----5----|--5-----5-------5---5--5----0-----|
E|---1-------1---------1--0--1----3----|--3-----3-----x-3---3--3-x--0-----|

   Bb5                                    C5
    +E    Q       E      +E    S  S  E     S  S
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-(18)--18------18-----(18)--18-18-18----------------|
G|-(17)r-17b19---17b19==(17)r-17-17-17b19-17-17pb19===|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
|
 |   Q         Q          E    E     E     E
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|---3---------3----------3----------3-----5----------|
A|---1---------1----------1----------1-----3----------|
E|-----------------------------0----------------------|
                      D5 C5
        ~~~~
   E   +Q     S  S  E  e  E  e
|------------------------------|
|-18------------------------17-|
|-17r=(17)---17-17-17-17-17----|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|
 | +E    E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-(5)---5--5--5--5--5--7--5----|
A|-(3)---3--3--3--3--3--5--3----|
E|----------------------------0-|


                                             D.S. al Coda
   F5                              G5                  Gm7
                                                       <
    Q      Q       a  +E   e  S  S  E        +H        H
e|----------------------------------------|-----------------||
B|-18b20--18b20===18r(18)-17----17--------|------------3----||
G|---------------------------17----17b19==|=(17)r------3----||
D|----------------------------------------|------------3----||
A|----------------------------------------|-----------------||
E|----------------------------------------|-----------------||
|
 |                                                 <
 |  Q      Q           E   E  E     E        +Q    H.
e|----------------------------------------|-----------------||
B|----------------------------------------|--------3--------||
G|----------------------------------------|--------3--------||
D|----------------------------------------|--------3--------||
A|--3------3-----------3---3--3-----5-----|--(5)------------||
E|--1------1-----------1---1--1-----3-----|--(3)------------||


  Outro (3:40)
   &
   N.C.              Bb5           N.C.              Bb5
   Gtrs I, II
   S E S E S S +S  S S S S S E     S E S E S S +S  S S S S S E  5x
e|-----------------------------||-------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------||o-----------------------------o||
G|-7---------------------------||-------------------------------||
D|-------------------3-3-3-----||--------------------3-3-3------||
A|---5-x-4-x-3-(3)-x-1-1-1-0-0-||o-x-5-x-4-x-3-(3)-x-1-1-1-0-0-o||
E|-----------------------------||-------------------------------||


   N.C.              Bb5
   S E S E S S +S  S Q.     +W
e|------------------------|--------*|
B|------------------------|--------*|
G|-------------------3----|-(3)----*|
D|-------------------3----|-(3)----*|
A|-x-5-x-4-x-3-(3)-x-1----|-(1)----*|
E|------------------------|--------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
| (n)  Ghost note
| x    Dead note
| /    Slide up
| p    Pull-off
| h    Hammer-on
| b    Bend
| ~    Vibrato
| pb   Pre-bend

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

            
            
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