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Gallows Pole (By LED ZEPPELIN)
 
[ a few versions]

From: macon@gallifrycommodore.com (Glen Macon)
Subject: Re: REQ "Gallows Pole" by Led Zeppelin

i play it in a standard tuning.... one of my favorites...



		Gallows Pole 

		Trad. Arr. J. Page& R. Plant

	riff :

	e --------------
	B --2-0-2---1-3-
	G --2-0-2---0-0-
	D --2-2-2---2-4-
	A --------------
	E --------------

	riff
	Hangman, Hangman, hold it a little while
	I think I see my friends a commin 

	G       D    riff
	ridin a many mile

	Friends you get a little silver, get a little gold
	what did you bring me, my dear friends

	   G                D       riff
	to keep me from the gallows pole

	what did you bring me 

	   G                D       riff
	to keep me from the gallows pole

	I couldn't get no silver 
	couldn't get no gold
	you know the way they took that ball

	   G                D       riff
	to keep you from the gallows pole

	A     D G D       A         D      G
	Hangman, Hangman, hold it a little while
	A         D      G    
	I think I see my brother commin 

	G       D    G A  G A  G A  G A
	ridin a many mile


	Brother you get a little silver, get a little gold
	what did you bring me, my brother

	   G                D       G A  G A
	to keep me from the gallows pole


	brother I brought you some silver 
	I brought a little gold
	Brought a little of everything 

	   G                D        G A  G A
	to keep you from the gallows pole

	     C       D
	Ya I brought you 

	   G                D        G A  G A
	to keep you from the gallows pole



	A     D G D       A         D      G
	Hangman, Hangman, turn your head a while
	A         D      G    
	I think I see my sister commin 

	G       D    G A  G A  G A  G A
	ridin a many mile mile  mile mile


	Sister I emplore you take him by the hand
	take him to some shady pass and 

	G              D           A  G A  G A  G A
	sit him on the rock of his man
	please take him

	G              D       A  G A  G A  G A
	sit him on the rock of main man man

	A     D G D       A         D      G
	Hangman, Hangman, on your face a smile
	A       D        G    
	tell me that I'm free to ride 
	G        D    G A  G A  G A  G A
	ride for many mile

	uh you've got a fine sister
	she want my blood to boil
	she want my blood to boil in her
	G                    D       G A  G A  G A  G A
	to keep you from the gallows pole

	Your brother brought me silver
	and your sister want my sole
	for now I laugh oh so hard
	G                    D       G A  G A  G A  G A
	she's swinging on my gallows pole

	for now I laugh oh so hard
	G                    D       G A  G A  G A  G A
	she's swinging on my gallows pole
	
	swinging on my gallows pole

	swinging on my gallows pole

	swinging on my gallows pole



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From: ebd@gtech.com (Edward DaCosta)
Subject: TAB: "Gallows Pole" by Led Zeppelin
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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1993 12:46:54 GMT
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Here are some of the basics for Gallows Pole the way I play it

Ted DaCosta  


    Page plays similar riffs to this basic progression
e------------0--0-0-0---------5--------------------------------------------
B---2-0-2--2-0--1-1-1--1---3--0--------------------------------------------
G---0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0---0-----------------------------------------------
D---2-2-2--2----2---2--2---4-----------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hang man, hang man....


e--3-3-3--2-2--2-----------------------------------------------------------
B--0-0-0--3-3--3-----------------------------------------------------------
G--0-0-0--2-2--2-----------------------------------------------------------
D--0-0-0--0-0--0-----------------------------------------------------------
A--2-2-2-------------------------------------------------------------------
E--3-3-3-------------------------------------------------------------------
   riding many a ....	


Now when the mandolin comes in the following standard open chords are played

A         G D        G   A         D      G
Hang man,   hang man     hold it a little while

A         G      D                  G      D
I think I see my brother coming     riding many a mile 



Next part lightly muted A chord


e--------
B--------
G--2-----
D--2-----
A--0-----
E--------

Brother did you get me some silver ....


Next part uses this type of riff

    A
e----------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------
G---2-----2---2-2-2-2-2------------------------
D---2-----2---2-2-2-2-2------------------------
A---0-----0---0-0-0-0-0------------------------
E-3----3---------------------------------------
              muted lightly

Brother I brought you some silver...

Next change follows above riff

A          C           D    A
Yes I've  brought you    to keep you from the gallows pole...


Also I saw some discussion on the line

"save me from the wrath of this man"  this sounds correct to me



--

    Gallows Pole                    X - percussive tone with no pitch
    Led Zeppelin III                ) - bends
                                    / - slide
                                  ~~~ - vibrato
                                    ^ - hammer on / pull off

   To play this, page uses a 6 string acoustic to play the main part. And
   a distorted electric guitar in treble for the solo

   Main Riff:

e|---|----------------0--------0-----------5----|
B|---|---2--0--2------2--1-----1----/3--3------o|
G|---|---0-----0---0-----0--0--0-----0--0-------|   repeat
D|-2-|---2-----2---2-----2--2-------/4--4-------|
A|-0-|-------------------------------0---------o|
E|---|------------------------------------------|


                                        All I have at the "Hangman, Hangman..
                                        ..brother coming many a mile" is
                                        mandolin.

Here is the silver/gold part.

e|-------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------o|
G|-------------------------------------|    repeat
D|-----2-----2--X--X--X--X--X--X--X----|
A|-----0-----0--X--X--X--X--X--X--X---o|
E|--3-----3----------------------------|


and the solo...

      ~~~~~~                    ~~~
e|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B|----)-----------17----)--|-------------------------------)---------------|
G|--16----------------16---|--14---------------------14--16---16--14-------|
D|-------------------------|-----------------14--16-------------------16---|
A|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

      ~~
e|--------------------------------------------------|------------------------
B|----------------)---------------------------------|----)-------------------
G|--14------14--16---14-----------------14--16--14--|--16---16---------------
D|-----------------------------14^16----------------|------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------|------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------|------------------------

e|--------------------|--------------------------------------|---------------
B|--------------------|--------)--------------)-----)-----)--|---------------
G|---------14--16^14--|--14--16-----16--14--16----16----16---|--16--14-------
D|--14^16-------------|--------------------------------------|-----------16--
A|--------------------|--------------------------------------|---------------
E|--------------------|--------------------------------------|---------------

              ~~
e|--------------------------------14----|----17^14------14-------------------
B|-------------------------)--14------17^14---------17------17--14-----------
G|--16------14----16--14-16-------------|---------------------------17--16--X
D|------16------------------------------|------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------

e|-----------------------|----------------------------------)--------)---|
B|-----------)-----------|--------------------------------20-------20----|
G|--14--14-16----16--14--|--16------14--16-----16------------------------|
D|-----------------------|------16---------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

                                                                     ~~~~
e|----)-----)--------------------------|-------------------------------------
B|--20----20----20--17-----------------|-------------------)-----------------
G|----------------------18------------|--------------14-16----16--14--(14)-
D|-------------------------------------|------14--16-------------------------
A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------

                                      ~~
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------
G|--17--17--17--17--16--14------16--------14---16--14--14--14--|--16--16--14-
D|--------------------------16------16-------------------------|-------------
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------

e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------
B|--------20--19--17------19--17----------|----------------------------)-----
G|-14-----------------17----------17--16--|--------------------------19------
D|----------------------------------------|----19--17-----------/19----------
A|----------------------------------------|------------19--1716-------------
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------

                            ~~~
e|----------|-----------------------------------------|----------------------
B|----------|----)------------------------------------|--------------------17
G|--17--19--|--19-----18------------------------------|--17------------------
D|----------|-------------19-------19^17------17--19--|------19^17--19-------
A|----------|-----------------------------19----------|----------------------
E|----------|-----------------------------------------|----------------------

                                 ~~~
e|------|------------------------------------------------|------------------|
B|---)--|----------------)------------------17--17----)--|------17-----)----|
G|-19---|--------------16------14-------------------16---|-----------16---16|
D|------|------------------------------------------------|------------------|
A|------|------------------------------------------------|------------------|
E|------|------------------------------------------------|------------------|

                                                      ~~
e|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--17----)--------17--15------------|
G|--14------14-------------------14-----|------16---14----------------------|
D|------16------16^14-------/16---------|-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------16^14------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

                                                                   ~~
e|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B|--19--------20-19-17-----19-17--------|------------------------------------
G|----------------------17-------17-16--|-----14----------------/14----------
D|--------------------------------------|---------17--14-----------------/-16
A|--------------------------------------|-----------------1816--------------
E|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------

                                                            ~~
e|-----------|------------------------)------|----)--------------------------
B|--------)--|----------------------17-------|--17----16--14-------14------)-
G|--14--16---|--14--16---14---16-------------|------------------------14-16--
D|-----------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------
A|-----------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------
E|-----------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------

                            ~~
e|------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------|----------------------|-----------------)--------)-----19--|
G|----14--16--|-----14-16-14----16---|------------17-19-------19----------|
D|------------/16--------------------|-------19---------------------------|
A|------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------|----------------------|------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------|-------X---)-----------
G|--20--19--17----------------14--16^14------14--16--|--14-----16-----14-----
D|----------------19-----/16-------------16----------|-----------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------

e|----------------------------|---------------------------------------------
B|----20--19--17------19--17--|---------------------------------------------
G|----------------17----------|-----17--16--14---------------------------14-
D|----------------------------|-----------------17--14-------------14-------
A|----------------------------|-------------------------17--16--------16----
E|----------------------------|---------------------------------------------

e|---------|------------------------------17^14------14-----------------|----
B|------)--|--14---------------------------------17------17--14---------|----
G|-16-16---|------14--16--14--16^14--14--------------------------17--16-|--14
D|---------|------------------------------------------------------------|----
A|---------|------------------------------------------------------------|----
E|---------|------------------------------------------------------------|----

e|--------------------------------14--14--14--14------14--14--|----------
B|---------------------------)----14--14----------)---14------|---17^14--
G|------16------14--16--14-16-------------------16------------|----------
D|--16------16------------------------------------------------|----------
A|------------------------------------------------------------|----------
E|------------------------------------------------------------|----------

                               ~~~                               ~~~
e|--------------------------------------------|------)----------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|----10------8---10--------0--|
G|--16-^-14------16----------14-----14-------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------16------16--16-------------------|-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|

                            ~~~
e|---------------------------------|--------------------10^7-----------------
B|--10^9------9--10--12-9^10-------|---8^7-----7--8--0--------8^7------------
G|--------11-----------------------|--------9----------------------9--7--6---
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------7
A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------

                                                                    fade out
e|-------|---------------------------------|----------------------)----------
B|-------|------------------------------)--|-----------------10-12-----10--12
G|--7^6--|--7^6---------------------7--5---|------------/11------------------
D|-------|-------7--5----------------------|-7----7--------------------------
A|-------|-------------7--5--4-------------|---------------------------------
E|-------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
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