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Intro:  D

G         GM7          G6      G      G        GM7        G6   G   D
Spent my days with a woman unkind,  smoked my stuff and drank,    all my wine
G          GM7      G6          G      G          GM7            G6    G  D
Made up my mind to make a new start, going to California with an aching  in my heart
G        GM7              G6        G    G     GM7         G6        G     D
Someone told me theres a girl out there, with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair


F  G  D  x 2

 G        GM7        G6       G      G             GM7                   G6  G  D
Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they're all,  the same
     G      GM7         G6       G     G             GM7           G6   G      D
The sea was red and the sky was grey, wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today
      G                GM7                 G6          G
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
           G             GM7    G6   G   D
  As the children of the sun began   to awake.  (watch out!)

Dm
Seems that the wrath of the gods got a punch on the nose and it started to flow
                       A
  I think I might be sinking.
Dm
Throw me a line if I reach it in time, I'll meet you up there where the path
                     A      D
  Runs straight and high.

G          GM7      G6      G                  G      GM7       G6   G        D
To find a queen without a king, they say she plays guitar and cries  as she sings
 G            GM7         G6           G
Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn,
    G             GM7          G6             G         D
  Tryin to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
  G            GM7        G6           G
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
   G         GM7            G6           G           D
  Telling myself its not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.

F  G  D  x 2

            
            
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Dkoziel5 10 Nov 15, 2016 09:54 AM

Good tab, but I'm trying to figure out whats missing. I'll give it 5 stars because I think the chords are correct. It sounds better when you finger pick and through in some arpeggio. Thanks for posting my favorite Led Zeppelin song.

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timbo63 6,100 Nov 15, 2016 10:08 AM

Thanks! The original has a lot going on and I just reduced it down to something simpler (especially to keep the pace if you're singing along). I would finger pick if I weren't also singing it. I end up strumming but moving the notes along the bottom e-string at the same time, and trying to drive a little more energy into it while strumming - just my preference. Watch out...

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rowan18 10 Feb 24, 2017 03:22 PM

Brilliant. Perfect for solo acoustic, thanks!

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