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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.
||------------------------||-----------------------------|
||o----------------------o||-----------------------------|
||------------------------||-------------------2-(2)-3---|
||------5-5-----5-5-------||-----5-5-----5-5---1-(1)-2---|
||o----------------------o||-------------------3-(3)-4---|
||--3-3-----3-3-----------||-3-3-----3-3-------1-(1)-2---|


    (G5)
    S S S S S S S S H     3x
||------------------------||
||o----------------------o||
||------------------------||
||------5-5-----5-5-------||
||o----------------------o||
||--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.
|-----------------------------------|------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|-7---6---5-------x-3----||
|-----5-5-----5-5-(5)-----------3---|-------------------3----||
|---------------------3-4-(4)-5---5-|---5---4---3-(3)---1----||
|-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
||-----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
||o----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
||-----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
||------5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|
||o----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
||--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
|----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------2-(2)-3--|----------------------|----------------------|
|-----5-5-----5-5---1-(1)-2--|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|
|-------------------3-(3)-4--|----------------------|----------------------|
|-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
|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5-(5)-----------3---|
|----------------------|---------------------3-4-(4)-5---5-|
|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3-----------------------|


  N.C.              Bb5
  S E S E S S +S  S Q.
|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||
|-7---6---5-------x-3-----||
|-------------------3-----||
|---5---4---3-(3)---1-----||
|-------------------------||


  (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
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-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
|----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------2-(2)-3--|----------------------|----------------------|
|-----5-5-----5-5---1-(1)-2--|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5------|
|-------------------3-(3)-4--|----------------------|----------------------|
|-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
|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----5-5-----5-5------|-----5-5-----5-5-(5)-----------3---|
|----------------------|---------------------3-4-(4)-5---5-|
|-3-3-----3-3----------|-3-3-----3-3-----------------------|


  N.C.              Bb5
  S E S E S S +S  S Q.
|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||
|-7---6---5-------x-3-----||
|-------------------3-----||
|---5---4---3-(3)---1-----||
|-------------------------||


 (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
|-^3----3-1-----|----------------|------------3---|---------------5-|
|-^1----1-1---3-|-(3)----3-4---4-|-(4)----4-6---5-|-(5)----5-6-/8-5-|
|-^1----1-1---1-|-(1)----1-----3-|-(3)----3-3---3-|-(3)----3------5-|
|-^3----3-3---3-|-(3)----------5-|-(5)----------5-|-(5)-------------|
|-^3----------2-|-(2)----------3-|-(3)----------4-|-(4)-------------|
|-^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
|-(5)-(5)-(5)------------------|--------------------------|
|-(5)h=6p==5----5-(5)(5)-------|--------------------------|
|-(5)-(5)-(5)-7-5-(5)(5)---5---|-3-(3)(3)-3-------3---3---|
|-------------7-5h=7p=5----5-7-|-3h=5p=3--3-x-x-x-3---3---|
|------------------------7-----|----------5-x-x-x---5---5-|
|------------------------------|--------------------------|


  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
|-5-(5)-(5)-----------------|----------------------------------|
|-5h=6p==5------------------|----------------------------------|
|-5-(5)-(5)-7-5-(5)-------3-|-(3)-(3)(3)-------3-------5-----5-|
|-----------7-5-(5)-7p5---3-|-(3)h=5p=3------------------------|
|-----------------------7---|------------5-4-5---4-5S7---6-7---|
|---------------------------|----------------------------------|


  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
|-5-(5)-(5)------------------|--------------------------|
|-5h=6p==5-------------------|--------------------------|
|-5-(5)-(5)---5-(5)(5)---5---|-3-(3)(3)-3-------3---3---|
|-----------7-5h=7p=5----5-7-|-3h=5p=3--3-x-x-x-3---3---|
|----------------------7-----|----------5-x-x-x---5---5-|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|

                              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.
|-5-(5)-(5)-----------------|-------------------------||
|-5h=6p==5------------------|-------------------3----o||
|-5-(5)-(5)-7-5-(5)-------3-|-(3)-(3)(3)--------3-----||
|-----------7-5-(5)-7p5---3-|-(3)h=5p=3---------3-----||
|-----------------------7---|------------5--3h5------o||
|---------------------------|-------------------------||
|
| Gtr II
|                                           <
| E  S   S  E E +E  S S E E   +E   S  S  q  H
|-5-(5)-(5)-----------------|-------------------------||
|-5h=6p==5------------------|---------------3--------o||
|-5-(5)-(5)-7-5-(5)-------3-|-(3)-(3)(3)----3---------||
|-----------7-5-(5)-7p5---3-|-(3)h=5p=3-----3---------||
|-----------------------7---|------------5-----------o||
|---------------------------|-------------------------||

                            Guitar Solo (2:28)
  2.
                  Bb5/Bb5/F Bb5       F/Bb5 C5
                                            ~
  +E  S S Q     H           Q    Q  e e e a E
|------------------------||--------------------|
|------------------------||-6b8--6-------------|
|-(3)--------------------||---------3-----3h5--|
|-(3)h5p3----------------||-----------3-5------|
|---------5--------------||--------------------|
|------------------------||--------------------|
|
| +E  S S E S S S S E q     Q    Q  E E E   E
|------------------------||--------------------|
|------------------------||--------------------|
|-(3)-------------3---3--||--------------------|
|-(3)h5p3---x-x---3---3--||------3----3-3---5--|
|---------5-x-x-5---5----||-1----1--1-0-1---3--|
|------------------------||--------------------|
            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
|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-(5)--5--5-7-5---|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-(3)--3--3-5-3---|------------3--3-3-3---5-|-(5)-5-5-x-x---5-5-0----|
|---------------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
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|--3--------3---3-3-------3-----5-|
|--1--------1---1-0-------1-----3-|
|---------------------------------|

                                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
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-(5)-5-5--5---5-6-5----------|-------------------------|
|-(3)-3-3--3---3-5-3------0---|-3------3---3-3-3--------|
|-----------------------------|-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
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|-8-8-8--------(8)--------|---------------18--(18)-----------------------|
|-------------------------|---17b19==(17)----------17r(17)-(17)-15-17-17-|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|
| e   e  e S S  S  E. E E   Q          Q        E   E        E      E
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--5----------------|-3----------3--------3---3--------3------5----|
|-5---5--5-x-x--x--5--5-0-|-1----------1--------1---0--------1------3----|
|----------x-x--x--3--3-0-|----------------------------------------------|


    ~~~~
   +H         E  E  E  E
|----------------------------|
|---------------17-18-18b20==|
|-(17)-------17--------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|
|  +E  E E E  E  E  E  E
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|--(5)-5-5-5--5--6--5--------|
|--(3)-3-3-3--3--5--3--0-----|
|----------------------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
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------5----|--5-----5-------5---5--5----------|
|---3-------3---------3--3--3----5----|--5-----5-------5---5--5----0-----|
|---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
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-(18)--18------18-----(18)--18-18-18----------------|
|-(17)r-17b19---17b19==(17)r-17-17-17b19-17-17pb19===|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Q         Q          E    E     E     E
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|---3---------3----------3----------3-----5----------|
|---1---------1----------1----------1-----3----------|
|-----------------------------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
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-(5)---5--5--5--5--5--7--5----|
|-(3)---3--3--3--3--3--5--3----|
|----------------------------0-|


                                            D.S. al Coda
  F5                              G5                  Gm7
                                                      <
   Q      Q       a  +E   e  S  S  E        +H        H
|----------------------------------------|-----------------||
|-18b20--18b20===18r(18)-17----17--------|------------3----||
|---------------------------17----17b19==|=(17)r------3----||
|----------------------------------------|------------3----||
|----------------------------------------|-----------------||
|----------------------------------------|-----------------||
|
|                                                 <
|  Q      Q           E   E  E     E        +Q    H.
|----------------------------------------|-----------------||
|----------------------------------------|--------3--------||
|----------------------------------------|--------3--------||
|----------------------------------------|--------3--------||
|--3------3-----------3---3--3-----5-----|--(5)------------||
|--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
|-----------------------------||-------------------------------||
|-----------------------------||o-----------------------------o||
|-7---------------------------||-------------------------------||
|-------------------3-3-3-----||--------------------3-3-3------||
|---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||
|-----------------------------||-------------------------------||


  N.C.              Bb5
  S E S E S S +S  S Q.     +W
|------------------------|--------*|
|------------------------|--------*|
|-------------------3----|-(3)----*|
|-------------------3----|-(3)----*|
|-x-5-x-4-x-3-(3)-x-1----|-(1)----*|
|------------------------|--------*|


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
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

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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