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Led Zeppelin — Bron-y-aur Stomp
Album: Led Zeppelin III
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:13
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Ah caught you smiling at me, That's the way it should be,
Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine.

Ah all the good times we had, I sang love songs so glad
Always smiling, never sad, so fine.

[Chorus]
As we walk down the country lanes, I'll be singing a song,
Hear me calling your name.
Hear the wind within the trees, Telling Mother Nature 'bout you and me.

Well if the sun shines so bright, Or on our way it's darkest night
The road we choose is always right, so fine.

Ah can your love be so strong When so many loves go wrong
Will our love go on and on...

[Chorus]

My, my la de la come on now it ain't too far,
Tell your friends all around the world,
Ain't no companion like a blue eyed merle.
Come on now well let me tell you,
What you're missing, missing, 'round them brick walls.

So of one thing I am sure, It's a friendship so pure,
Angels singing all around my door, so fine.
Yeah, ain't but one thing to do Spend my natural life with you,
You're the finest dog I knew, so fine.

When you're old and your eyes are dim, There ain't no old Shep gonna happen again,
We'll still go walking down country lanes, I'll sing the same old songs,
Hear me call your name.
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Have a dog?  Then you understand.  
Instant foot tapping...
 ziggytrix wrote:

I can just imagine "What do you mean he's not singing 'ain't no companion like a blue eyed girl'?!" {#Lol}
 

Girl was exactly what I was hearing.   Maybe I need to go read the lyrics to some more Zep songs.  
Like Fingers on a chalkboard.....PSD
Now we're talking. CSN can go to bed.
 Queue wrote:
OK, so I'd been listening to this song since the early 70s...

Forty-some years later, I finally come to the realization that Plant was singing about his dog!!!   I guess I never paid close attention to the lyrics.  I don't know if it is Plant, or me, but a lot of his words just sound like gibberish to me.  Not until I hear a live version or a cover version do I realize what they lyric actually is.

It is a fun song either in gibberish or knowing the lyric...

 
I can just imagine "What do you mean he's not singing 'ain't no companion like a blue eyed girl'?!" {#Lol}
 Mugro wrote:
What is it about this song that it has to be played so often!? There are so many other Led Zepplin songs that deserve this much airplay. This is a sort of wierd classic rock thing going on here — we hear the same Led Zep song over and over. Only on RP, we hear this song all the time instead of Black Dog or Stairway to Heaven. Strange.
 

Well, it's been 13 years since I made this comment. At least BillG is consistent. But, I have to admit that I don't hate this song as much as I used to. In fact, I am beginning to like it again.  You win, Bill. 
Pure genuis
Always such a fun tune to get buzzed to! (I like how Syd Barrett's "The Octopus" from around the same year used similar guitar style...)
{#Bananajam}{#War}{#Boohoo}  AN OLD FAV!
{#Bananasplit}
Just played this album about an hour ago.  Sofa king good.
 thewiseking wrote:
PAGE STOLE THIS! This was Bert Jansch's.

Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. https://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch

Here is the source material: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Q-XG16TN0

 
OMG.... 2 guitar licks sound the same! Call out the dogs and get the tar and feathers ready.  This must be blatant plagiarism.  Conspiracies abound.   It certainly has nothing to do with that fact that there are only so many strings, frets, and chords available on a guitar.  Or that fact that all music is derivative in some way or another.  OR the fact that rock and roll, as a form, was derived from the work of the aforementioned Blues legends.

Maybe you should spend less time grinding axes (and trying to sound like an authority) and more on just enjoying the music.  That might be wise.
OK, so I'd been listening to this song since the early 70s...

Forty-some years later, I finally come to the realization that Plant was singing about his dog!!!   I guess I never paid close attention to the lyrics.  I don't know if it is Plant, or me, but a lot of his words just sound like gibberish to me.  Not until I hear a live version or a cover version do I realize what they lyric actually is.

It is a fun song either in gibberish or knowing the lyric...
{#Bananajam}
PAGE STOLE THIS! This was Bert Jansch's.

Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. https://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch

Here is the source material: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Q-XG16TN0
I have not purchased any of the new reissued LZ vinyl yet but I plan on it.  This is the first one I will get.
 hayduke2 wrote:
 
Sorry to say both of my boys have passed on since I posted this.  A good dog's life burns brightly, but much too short.

 Howlin to Wicked Zep!  Good Boys!!!
 
why Hannio, looks like you shucked your jeans and kicked off your shoes to stomp with gusto  : )  
.


My teenage son had changed into shorts and chucked his jeans and socks downstairs to be washed right before I took the picture.   {#Arghhh}

 

 Hannio wrote:
My boys like this song. 

  
Sorry to say both of my boys have passed on since I posted this.  A good dog's life burns brightly, but much too short.

 Howlin to Wicked Zep!  Good Boys!!!
 
why Hannio, looks like you shucked your jeans and kicked off your shoes to stomp with gusto  : )  

Do the Stomp, y'all! (said in a Welsh accent, of course...) 
 Hannio wrote:
Well, maybe a song about a boat, but maybe not.
 
From Wiki:
The song is named after Bron-Yr-Aur, a house in Gwynedd, Wales, where the members of Led Zeppelin retreated in 1970 to write much of Led Zeppelin III after having completed a gruelling concert tour of North America. Bron-Yr-Aur means "golden breast" or "breast of gold" in Welsh, as in a hillside of gold. Its pronunciation is. The cottage had no electricity or running water, but the change of scenery provided inspiration for many of the songs on the album, including "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp."
The song's title was misspelled on the album cover during initial printing; it should read "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp." This error can be contrasted to another Led Zeppelin track, "Bron-Yr-Aur", a two-minute instrumental featured on their later album Physical Graffiti, which was spelled correctly. When the song appeared on the 2003 DVD, it was spelled correctly both on the back cover of the set and the DVD's menu, although without the hyphens ("Bron Yr Aur Stomp"), and on the live album How the West Was Won it was spelled "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp".
Great Grooves!
 Hannio wrote:


Well, maybe a song about a boat, but maybe not.

 
Now a song about a boat and a pony.  then you have something.
GENIUS
 coloradojohn wrote:
THIS was one of those LPs you could just flip over and set the needle down on again...and when it gets to the end, you'd just flip it over and set the needle down again...and yet again! and ahh, what a fine after-school ritual that was!
Later, Mom says, "Honey, why do I keep finding little — are those sesame seeds down in the cracks of the furniture?"

 
You made me remember that time i told my mom that the piece of hash she found in my pocket was a "octane booster" for my beloved Honda CBX 125cc. :-0
 Lazarus wrote:
inindian wrote:
Yup an' good for heart 'n' soul too!
 
It is also good for the scrotum...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
Sounds like summit Lazarus (Romeo) would say, back in the day that Cyenara was around...{#Wink} 
How can you not get carried away by this song even after all these decades? What a thrill!
Zep's finest song.  Perfection turned into sound waves.
One of my alltime faves....
 leonard cohen would not listen to this.

I love the way this song captures the pure joy of dogginess.

 


One of my favorite Zep tunes!
By far my absolute Led Zep favorite.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Days like this, I'm truly glad I survived my "wasted" youth with enough of my faculties intact to appreciate LZ 40 years on, sitting on the sun on the back deck of the boat with RP cranked up. Thanks,

 
Love your post date...New Year 's Eve on a boat!!  AWESOME!

 I've always spent New Year's Eve freezing my ass off, California Dreamin'!
Oh nice seque from Tres Capos to Bron-y-aur Stomp! 
When Zep was tight and pure and fresh. Before fatigue and fortune.
inindian wrote:
Yup an' good for heart 'n' soul too!
 
It is also good for the scrotum...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
Humm. Think I'll go bring in the trash cans.
 moocray wrote:
Is this jack white? Sort of?
 
{#Arrowu}  Um, Jack White wasn't born when this song was released, let alone when it was written.
one of the songs on my stuck on a deserted island playlist for sure
Is this jack white? Sort of?
Rock and roll doesn't get better then this :-)
 coloradojohn wrote:
THIS was one of those LPs you could just flip over and set the needle down on again...and when it gets to the end, you'd just flip it over and set the needle down again...and yet again! and ahh, what a fine after-school ritual that was!
Later, Mom says, "Honey, why do I keep finding little — are those sesame seeds down in the cracks of the furniture?"

 
Love the album, funny, I had a similar problem with those crazy sesame seeds.  
Go Jimmie, gol.
Always loving the Zep..
 ErtColbert wrote:
Nothing better than a song about a dog

 

Well, maybe a song about a boat, but maybe not.
 coloradojohn wrote:
THIS was one of those LPs you could just flip over and set the needle down on again...and when it gets to the end, you'd just flip it over and set the needle down again...and yet again! and ahh, what a fine after-school ritual that was!
Later, Mom says, "Honey, why do I keep finding little — are those sesame seeds down in the cracks of the furniture?"
 
A bad hiding place for that sesame seeds it was, my friend! Nice song from LZ btw.
 ErtColbert wrote:
Nothing better than a song about a dog

 
Does take a weird turn half way through, doesn't it?


Days like this, I'm truly glad I survived my "wasted" youth with enough of my faculties intact to appreciate LZ 40 years on, sitting on the sun on the back deck of the boat with RP cranked up. Thanks,
 
Nice! I hit play and it just happened to get in sync and go along really well with the beat for most of the clip. Heh.

Oh, and . . . one of my (many) all time favorite Zep songs!   {#Angel}

clickfaster wrote:
Absolutely love this song, but I just can't keep this imagery out of my head.

Excellent!
People who know only Stairway To Heaven and hate Zeppelin for it have missed out on an interesting variety of music.
Absolutely love this song, but I just can't keep this imagery out of my head.


That picking is just amazing
Nothing better than a song about a dog
Great song.  
My, my la dew la.... come on now it ain't too far

 Deadwing wrote:
The Zep...    There can be no substitute    {#Meditate}
 
BRAVO
The Zep...    There can be no substitute    {#Meditate}
Aint no companion like a two eyed pearl!
 unclelonghair wrote:
It is possible to forget how much Led Zeppelin rocked.  They're mostly remembered for Stairway to Heaven, etc. but they were a rockin' R&B / roots band.  If this music were available live today I'd go and see it whenever possible.
 
yes it is.  but it's also great to remember.
THIS was one of those LPs you could just flip over and set the needle down on again...and when it gets to the end, you'd just flip it over and set the needle down again...and yet again! and ahh, what a fine after-school ritual that was!
Later, Mom says, "Honey, why do I keep finding little — are those sesame seeds down in the cracks of the furniture?"
It is possible to forget how much Led Zeppelin rocked.  They're mostly remembered for Stairway to Heaven, etc. but they were a rockin' R&B / roots band.  If this music were available live today I'd go and see it whenever possible.
Toe-tapping goodness.

And I can't imagine life without a blue-eyed Merle at my side (has been the case for the last 21 years, thank you Crystal, Salsa, and Dee.)
If memory serves, this was their first release that showed Led Zep was more than just a metal-blues band. Makes we want to go back and listen to Led Zep III, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graf.

{#Cowboy}ζÒ§Ò

8 -> 10. What the hell was I thinking?{#Stupid}{#Notworthy}
It's impossible for me to listen to this song and NOT tap my foot and grin.  I just love the whole album. {#Dancingbanana}
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They were really cute. Sorry to hear they have passed.

 
Hannio wrote:
My boys like this song.


 
Sorry to say both of my boys have passed on since I posted this.  A good dog's life burns brightly, but much too short.

 

 ckcotton wrote:
Perhaps their BEST album of all their incredible work.... Thats the Way is brilliant!


 


My favorite also!
Insert toe-tappin' emoticon here.

 On_The_Beach wrote:

From II through Physical Graffiti it's pretty much impossible to say which one is the "best", but Damn, this one's gotta be in the running!

 
Not sure you can count Zep I out either....

:)

I am a big Led Zep fan, but this one was never one of my faves.  However, I never knew it was written about Robert's dog — so now I may just like this song a little bit more....  {#Wink}
 Stefen wrote:
What is "Bron-y-aur?"
 


Bron-y-aur cottage where many Zep classics were written. {#Sunny}

 ckcotton wrote:
Perhaps their BEST album of all their incredible work.... Thats the Way is brilliant!
 
From II through Physical Graffiti it's pretty much impossible to say which one is the "best", but Damn, this one's gotta be in the running!

MASTER PIECE
That's an "L" of a set. Led  Zepp, Lucinda, Little Feat and Lyle.
 fingerpin wrote:

It's about Strider, Robert's blue-eyed merle. Similar breed I think. {#Ask}  "you're the finest dog I ever knew" {#Sunny}
 

Strider, cool.  Australian Shepard's come in 4 flavors, blue merle is one, they typically have at least one blue eye, commonly called a ghost eye.   Ours is named Sedona! :)

Great freekin song!{#Bananajam}
 dctrpunda wrote:

I always thought they were referring to an Australian Shepperd

 
It's about Strider, Robert's blue-eyed merle. Similar breed I think. {#Ask}  "you're the finest dog I ever knew" {#Sunny}


Perhaps their BEST album of all their incredible work.... Thats the Way is brilliant!


{#Roflol}Just happiness all day long with this song.

 dc_zee wrote:
My maternal grandmother insisted that I call her by her name "Merle" (and yes, she had blue eyes).   I continue to think of her with joy every time I hear this song.  Luckily it was not one of the Zep 'make out' songs for us youngsters in the 70s!

"There ain't no companion like a blue-eyed merle" — Indeed!  

 
I always thought they were referring to an Australian Shepperd

40 years on, and I'm pretty certain we've not yet heard anybody that can come close to this.
Zeppelin III is the perfect example what a wonderful, tactile experience vinyl gives you, versus CDs or digital downloads - what with the spinning wheel cover jacket and cryptic quotes written into the dead wax.
Gorgeous follow-up to Lucinda!
Man, these guys could do anything...and did. I'm still in awe of Plant's vocal range.
Hannio wrote, "A good dog's life burns brightly, but much too short."
So true.

Right On!!!   You go Bill..... {#Bananasplit}
{#Music}{#Dancingbanana}
My boys like this song.


 
Sorry to say both of my boys have passed on since I posted this.  A good dog's life burns brightly, but much too short.

Bless em, still fine!
cheered me up
good pick!
Led Zep 3 is my fav
 Stefen wrote:
What is "Bron-y-aur?"
 

From Wikipedia:

"The song is named after Bron-Yr-Aur, a house in Gwynedd, Wales, where the members of Led Zeppelin retreated in 1970 to write much of Led Zeppelin III."
My maternal grandmother insisted that I call her by her name "Merle" (and yes, she had blue eyes).   I continue to think of her with joy every time I hear this song.  Luckily it was not one of the Zep 'make out' songs for us youngsters in the 70s!

"There ain't no companion like a blue-eyed merle" — Indeed!  

What is "Bron-y-aur?"

Always makes me smile, even on a Monday!


 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...
 

Now, how did I know you were going to say that?
{#Motor}
Bill just said he needs to keep the Bills paid...is there a Bill, Jr.? {#Think}
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...

 

Yup an' good for heart 'n' soul too!


Just a little louder, please!


This song is good for the ears...


 ThePoose wrote:


Zep were in Baghdad when the Stripes were in dad's bag.
 

We have a winner! {#Lol}
 Stave wrote:

It's comments like these that necessitate a combo of the {#Lol} & {#Puke} emoticons

 
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}

It is pretty amazing how much Jack can sound like Robert in certain songs, seemingly without trying. Love them both!
Time to ROCK OUT, RPeeps!!! {#Bananasplit}
 ThePoose wrote:


Zep were in Baghdad when the Stripes were in dad's bag.
 
It's comments like these that necessitate a combo of the {#Lol} & {#Puke} emoticons

{#Headache}
{#Beat}
Love it!{#Bananajam}
I can name that song in one note...{#Bananasplit}
...or should I say one beat...{#Jump}

cool song from Led Zepplin   {#Drummer}{#Mrgreen}
Lucinda Williams - Can't Let Go —> Led Zeppelin - Bron-y-aur Stomp

What a combo!  If it wouldn't end up with my students staring at me strangely, I'd be dancing and stomping around my office right now!
 crowhog2000 wrote:
{#Crown}{#Notworthy}LZ{#Notworthy}{#Crown}
 

    (At far as most of their stuff goes.)
 Darkmatter wrote:
White Stripes-ripoff.

 

Zep were in Baghdad when the Stripes were in dad's bag.
Somehow their sound is never dated.
 beanpillow9 wrote:
my fave Zep song!
 
I can't agree more...........{#Dancingbanana_2}

BEM~{#Heartkiss}

Wow. Is this the first time in 2009 that BillG has played this song? He must be slipping....

{#Crown}{#Notworthy}LZ{#Notworthy}{#Crown}
You are sooooo funny!!!  My favorite band of allllll time....{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}

Alpine wrote:
Hey! Who are these guys? I've never heard of Led Zepplin before. What a funny name!