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The Song Remains The Same (By LED ZEPPELIN)
 
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From: ceh1@acpub.duke.edu (Charles Eric Horowitz)

The Song Remains the Same
by Led Zeppelin

This was a requested a while ago, but it took a while to tab.
Sorry for the wait.


This song has 3 12-string electrics and 2 6-strings(telecaster thru supro)
Ill try to keep them all straight for you.

The intro is 1 12string banging out an open D repeatedly.  One 12-string
plays this set of chords over it:

e--2-----5-----7-----9----14------14-----------------------------------
b--3-----6-----8----10----15------15-----------------------------------
g--2-----5-----7-----9----14------14-----------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

and the third 12 plays these chords:

e--------------12----12---------14-----14-------------------------------
b--7-----8-----12----14---------15-----15-------------------------------
g--7-----7-----12----14---------14-----14-------------------------------
d--7----10---------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now one 12 stops playing and one 12 plays these chords
while the second 12 plays the same chords but with an open D-string
instead of a second fret D.
e--0----0-0--2------2-2--0---0-0--2--2-2--3--3-3-0--0-0--3--3-3--2------
b--3----3-3--3------3-3--3---3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3-3--3------
g--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------
d--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Now this chord sequence is played by 2 12's the same way
and repeat it.                  /-again the 2nd 12 plays the open D on this chd
e-2--2-2-----2--2--3--3-3----2--0---------------------------------------
b-3--3-3-----3--3--3--3-3----3--3---------------------------------------
g-2--2-2-----2--2--2--2-2----2--2---------------------------------------
d-0--0-0-----0--0--0--0-0----0--0---------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Next is both 12's playing this:

e---0----0---0-0----0---0---0-------0--------0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----
b---1-1----1---0-0--0-----0----1--3---3-1-3-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----
g------------------------------------------------------------------------
d-3-----------------3----------3-----------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

Next one of the 6 strings come in with the 2 12's to play this:

e--0----0-0--2------2-2--0---0-0--2--2-2--3--3-3-0--0-0--3--3-3--2------
b--3----3-3--3------3-3--3---3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3-3--3------
g--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------
d--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

One this next distorted part, 
the six string plays this:           and 12's play this
e-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------
b-------------------------------------------------3-----------------------
g-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------
d-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------
a---------------0------------------------------0--------------------------
E---3^4--0-3^4--0-----------------3^4--0--3^4-----------------------------

Here is the 2 12's backing part to the first solo:

e---2------2---3--3-------5--3-------------------------------------------
b-----3------3------3-----3--5-------------------------------------------
g-------2-------------2--------------------------------------------------
d-0----------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

And the first 6 string solo:

e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------------------
g-----------------------------------------------------7-9-7---7----------
d------------------------7-9-7---9-7---7--7-7-----7-9-------9------------
a-3^4--0--3^4--5-7p5-7/9-------9-----9-----------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------7----------------------------------------10----------------
b---------------10-7-----------------------------------------------------
g----7--9^11---------9-7---9-7---7-9-7---7-7----7-9^11----(11)^9--7------
d--9---------------------9-----9-------9-----9---------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------7------------------------------------
b--7^8-7-------------------------------10-7-------------------------------
g--------7------7-9-7---7----7-9^11---------9-7---9-7---7-----------------
d-----------7-9-------9----9--------------------9-----9-------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now the 6 string plays this figure a few times:

e------------------------------0------------------------------------------
b------------------------------0------------------------------------------
g--/5-4-2---2----/5-4--2-----2--------------------------------------------
d---------3--------------3-3----------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

And ends it with this:
e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------------------
g--/5-4-2-0-------------------------------------------------------------------
d------------3-2-0----------------------------------------------------------
a------------------3-2-0----------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 2 12's play this after the solo: and end that section with a bunch of
                                             /-these 
e--3-5---8--8--8------3--5---8--8--8--7-7---8---------------------------
b--5-7--10-10-10------5--7--10-10-10--9-9--10---------------------------
g-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------0------------------------------------------
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

During the vocals, the 2 12's play on this basic pattern with a few
subtle changes on the first couple of measures.

e--0---0---------------3-----0------0-----------------------------------
b--1---1-----3-----3h5----3--3--3-3---3p1-----0-------------------------
g--0---0-----0-----------------------------0----------------------------
d--2---2----------------------------------------------------------------
a--3---3----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

While the 6 plays this on the first two measures.

e-----------------------3----------------------------3------------------------
b----------------1---------------------------------3-------3---0--------------
g-2^4^2----------------------0--0--------------5^6-----3/4---4--------0-------
d---------0-0-2----2---------2--2------0----5---------------------0h2---------
a----------------------------3--3---------5-----------------------------1h2---
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------3-

And on the third measure the 12's play this:

e-0--0----0--0---0-----------0--0----------0--0----0--0---0---0---0--0-------
b-1--1----2--2---2-----2-----0-------0-2--------0--1----0-1-----0-1---1-0--0-
g-0--0--------------3-----3--------3---3---3-------------------------------0-
d-2--2----4----4----4--4--4------------------------------------------------0-
a-3--3-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

And the 6 plays this:

e-----------------------------------7--------6-------5--5--/10-8-/13-13/12
b--2-----2---------------------------------5-------5-----------------------
g----------3-------------------4/7-----4/6-----4h5------5-----------------
d----4-----4-----------------4--------------------------------------------
a--------------------------4----------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

              Heres that mid section thing:
   
e--------15-|-(5)^7^5-5-3------3------------3-------------------------------
b-----------|-------------------------3-----------4-------------------------
g--14/16----|--------------3h4----3-4---3h4---3-4---3^4---------------------
d-----------|-------------------------------------------5-------------------
a-----------|---------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------|---------------------------------------------------------------

On the last measure of the vocal part, the 6 plays this:

e---------------------------------1--------5-------10--8-----8-------10--
b-------------------------0-----1---1--------------------------10/12-----
g---------------------------1-2-------3/5-----5/10----10-10-10-----------
d-6^8-6^8-6-5-4 --6^8-6-4------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------
Then just bend the g-string 5th fret up and pick it as you release the bend.


The second solo is this:

e----------------------------------------7-------------------------------
b--7-----7-----------------------------7---10-10-7-----------------------
g--9^11--9^11--9p7h9----7-7-7-----9^11-------------9p7-9p7----7-7--------
d---------------------9-------9----------------------------9------9------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e-------7-----------------------------------------------------------------
b---------10-7------------------------------------------------------------
g--9^11--------9-7-9-7---7-9-7--------------------------------------------
d----------------------9-------9-7-9-7---7-9-7---7-9-7/9-7-9-7---7--------
a--------------------------------------9-------9---------------9----------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------------------------10--------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------13-10----10-------------------
g------------------------9p7-7---7-9/11-----------12----10^11-------------
d----------------------7-------9------------------------------12----------
a-97-5-5--5-5--5h7/9-----------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------------15--------------------
b--------13-15^17-15-------------13-15-(15)^16^17-----15^17-15-----------
g--9/14---------------12----9/14-----------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------------------------15----------
b--15^17--15---------------------------------------------15^17-----15^17-15
g-------------12-14^16^14---------16^18---14----14-16----------------------
d--------------------------------------------------------------------------
a--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------7----------------------------------------
b--12^13---12^13^12---------------10-7-10-7-----------------------------
g--------------------14------0-------------------------------7-----------
d-------------------------------------------------7-10-7---7-7-----------
a---------------------------------------------7/9--------9---------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------------------
g-----------------7-------------------7-7-7-----------------------------
d------7-10-7---7-7-------10p7----7---7-7-7-----------------------------
a--7/9--------9-------7/9------10---9------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

After the next vocals bit, The 12's play this chord sequence
hitting each one 3 or 4 times:
			  /--now just arpeggiate this chord
e--8--7--10---8--12---10/14---------------------------------------------
b-10--8--12--10--13---12/15---------------------------------------------
g------------------------16---------------------------------------------
d-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

After that, the 12's play this:

e-0-----------------------------2---3---2---0------------0------0--------
b-------3-------------------3----3---3---3---3---1-3---1-----------------
g-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-----2---2---2---2------2-------------------
d-------------------------0-2-----------------------------------2---2---2
a-------------------------------------------------------------3-----3-3--
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------3---------------------------------------
g--------------------------------2---------------------------------------
d--5-5-5-4-4-4-2-----------------0---------------------------------------
a--3-3-3-2-2-2-0--7-7-7-5-5-5-5--2---------------------------------------
E-----------------5-5-5-3-3-2-0--0---------------------------------------

The 6 string part over that is:

e--15--------------------------------------------------------------------
b------(15)^17^15-------------------------8^10---(8)^10^8----------------
g------------------(14)^16^14--9--7-8-9-7------7-------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e-15---------------------------------------------------------------------
b----15^17^15------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------14^16^14-14--1412-----------------------------------------
d--------------------------------12-12/14--------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e--------------------------------7^9-7-5-----------(7)^9^7-7-5-----------
b------------------6---5-----5------------7^9-7-5------------------------
g------------5-5-7---7---7-7---------------------------------------------
d------5-5-7-------------------------------------------------------------
a--5-7-------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------
And then the power chords with the 12's and the 6

Next is as little soloing over the rythym laid down by the 2 12's and
1 6

e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------------------
g---7^9^7p5-------------2h4p2---2----------2h4p2---2------2h4p2---2------
d-----------7-------2-4-------4--------2-4-------4--------------4--------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e-------2----------------------------------------------------------------
b---------5-2---------2----10h13p10--12-15-15^16--15-12-12---------------
g--4^6--------4-2-4-2----------------------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b-------10-12-10----10----10--------10-12-10----10----12------10-12-10---
g--9/11----------11----11------9/11----------11----11-----9/11-----------
d------------------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------5---------------------------------------------------
b-----10-10-------------5^7-5-3-3-----------------------------------------
g--11-------12----------------------2p0---0-2p0---0-----------------------
d---------------------------------------4-------4----2p0---0-2p0---0------
a--------------------------------------------------------4-------4--------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------------------
g--2p0--0---------2p0--0---------2p0---0---------------------------------
d------4---2p0--0-----4--2p0---0-----4---2p0---0-2p0-0-------------------
a--------------4-------------4---------------4---------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------15------------------------13-14-15--------------------
b------13-15-15^17-15----15^17-15------13-15^17----------15^17-15-13-15-13-
g--/14------------------------------14--------------------------------------
d---------------------------------------------------------------------------
a---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now w/heavy distortion repeat this figure a few times and end it w/
that last little chord.
e------------------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------------------
g--------------2----------------------4p2-----------------2--------------
d--2-2-----2-4---4-2--2-2------2-4-2------4p2-------------0--------------
a--0-0-2/4------------0-0--2/4-------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------

Well that's about all of it.  Sorry for any mistakes.
CHUCK

From: bobz@crl.com (Robert Zawalski)
Subject: TAB: The Song Remains the Same (Led Zeppelin)


Of course you all realize that I expect a complete tab of Jethro Tull's
'The Minstrel in the Gallery' for this. ;)

guit. 1 (12 string)
E:--------------2---7---9---12---14---14--
B:--------------3---8---10--13---15---15--
G:--------------2---7---9---12---14---14--
D:--0R--------------------------------------
A:------------------------------------------
E:------------------------------------------
ride on the open d throughout (listen to tape for rythem)

guit. 2 (6 string)
E:------------------5---7---9----
B:------------------6---8---10---
G:------------------5---7---9----
D:
A:
E:
========
**1**
(12 string)
E:--0-0-0---2-2-2--
B:--3-3-3---3-3-3--
G:--0-0-0---0-0-0--
D:--2-2-2---2-2-2-- x3
A:--0-0-0---0-0-0--
E:

**2**
E:--2-2-2--2-2--3-3-3--2-0--
B:--3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--
G:--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2--2-2--
D:--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--  x4
A:--------------------------
E:--------------------------


E:--0----0-----0----0------------0-----------0------
B:----1----1-----0----0----1--3-----3--1--3----0----
G:------2----2-----0----0--2---------------------0--
D:
A:
E:
(let all notes ring) [end of **2**]

Guitar 1 goes to **1**

then

**3**
(guitar 1 (12 string))
E:---------------2
B:---------------3
G:---------------0  <
D:---------------2    
A:---------------0     
E:                      |
(guitar 2)              x4   
E:                      |
B:                     /
G:-----------2--      /
D:-----------2--  <--/
A:-----------0--
E:--2b3-2b3--0--
[end of **3**]
then guitar 1 does **2** (finger pick notes of chords separately)
while guitar 2 solos (the solo isn't too difficult to figure out if 
ya listen to the tape..)

==
**4**
(guit. 1)
E:--5-7--8--8--8------|--5-7---8--7--8-
B:--6-8--10-10-10-    |--6-8--10--9-10-
G:--7-9--10-10-10- x4 |--7-9--10--9-10- x4 (keep strumming final chord) 
D:       
A:       
E:       
         
(guit. 2)
E:-------------------------0---
B:-----------------------2-----
G:--5-4-2---2--5-4-2---2-------x3
D:--------3----------3---------

E:--------------------------------------
B:--------------------------------------
G:--5-4-2---2--5-4-2--0-----------------
D:--------3--------------3--2--0--------
A:--------------------------------3-2-0-
[end of **4**]
==
(verse) (guit. 1)
chords: C C G(6) x2 (on G chord play the high 'E' open rather than 3rd fret) 
(guit. 2) (the little figure he plays between the G and the C of part b))
E:------3--------------------------
B:--2^3--------3-------------------
G:---------3^4-------4-------------
D:---------------4^5--------5------  <--- Riff:#1
A:----------------------4^5--------
E:-----------------------------3---

part b (guit. 1)
chords: C C F# F
(guit. 2)
E:--6---    --8-----8-----8-----10--8/13
B:---7-- x4 ---10----10-----10------
G:----6-    -----10----10-------10--9/14
D:
(guit. 1)
chord: G
(while the 'G' is ringing guit. 2 plays:
             (guit.1 2nd verse)--> C        C         G            
B:--10b12r10-8-10-8------8-------------8----------------
G:------------------------------7-------------7---------
D:-------------------8-9----8-9----8-9----8-9----8-9----
A:----------------------------------------------------8-
Guitar 1 begins 2nd verse (same as first) in the middle (the chords
are indicated above guit.2's tab.)

2nd verse (guitar 1)
chords: (the C C G written in above figure) and repeat (without guitar
2 until riff #1 is replayed)

then replay 'part b' 
after you play that (adjust the ending appropriately)
the song gets fast again.

(guit.1) chord: G
(guit.2)
E:
B:
G:
D:--12-11-10-9-7
as guit.2 plays the '7' guit.1 begins **1** again.
then both guitars do **3**
then guit.1 does **2** (as written) while guit.2 solos.
then guit.1 does **1**
then guitars 1 and 2 do **3** and guit.3 solos
then vocals come back in and guit.1 plays **2** (play notes of chord
separately again)



(guit. 1)
E:--5-7--8--8--8------|--5-7---8--7--8-
B:--6-8--10-10-10-    |--6-8--10--9-10-
G:--7-9--10-10-10- x4 |--7-9--10--9-10- x3
D:
A:
E:

(guit. 2)
E:-------------------------0---
B:-----------------------1-----
G:--5-4-2---2--5-4-2---2-------x3
D:--------3----------3---------

(guit.1)
E:--5-7---8--7--10--8---12--10--14--14-----14-----14-----
B:--6-8--10--8--12--10--13--12--15----15-----15-----15---
G:--7-9--10--9--12--10--14--12--16------16-----16-----16-
D:
    | |   |  |   |  |   |   |   |
g.2 | |   |  |   |  |   |   |   |
E:--------------------------------
B:--------------------------------
G:--5-4---2--0--------------------      
D:---------------3--2---0---------
A:--------------------------3-2-0-

$$$
(guit.1)
chords: G   

(guit.2)
E:--14b15----------------------------------
B:--------15b17r15-------------------------
G:-----------------14b16r14--12--------12--
D:-------------------------------12^14-----

(guit.1)
E:------0-----2-----3-----2-----0-----
B:--------3-----3-----3-----3-----3---
G:----------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-
D:------------------------------------
A:--0---------------------------------

(guit.2)
E:-----------------------
B:-----------------------
G:---------12------------
D:--12b14------14r12-10--
repeat from $$$
then (guit.1)
chords: C

(guit.2)
E:
B:-------------------6---5-----------------------------------------
G:------------5-5^7----7---5-7-----12b13-12-10------------13^12^10-
D:------5-5^7------------------7----------------12-10-9------------
A:--5^7------------------------------------------------------------
E:
                                E:--0-0-0-
(guit.1)                        B:--0-0-0-
G:----------------------------------0-0-0-
D:--5-5-5--4-4-4--2--2-2-2----------0-0-0-
A:--3-3-3--2-2-2--0--0-0-0---5-5-4--2-2-2-
E:---------------------------3-3-2--0-0-0-

then guit.1 does **1** while guit.3 solos
then guitars 1 and 2 do **3** while guit.3 solos
then guit.1 does **2** while guit.3 solos
then guit.1 plays **1** while guit.3 plays this:
E:-----------------------
B:-----------------------
G:----------------2------
D:-----------2-4-----4-2-  
A:--0-0--3-4-------------
E:-----------------------
guit.3 continues to play that lick and guitars 1 and 2 play **3**

then vocals return and guit.1 plays **2** (notes of chord broken)
then **4** is played

THE END 

LEGEND:
================
--4^6- = play 4 hammer on 6
--4b5- = play 4 bend up to 5
--5r4- = play 5 release down to 4
--4R- = ride on that note
====================================

*gasp* for breath.. nasty tab to write out
I'm sure it'll be semi nasty to decipher as well, but it's pretty much
complete other than the solos..
I play this with only 1 other guitarist.  In the case where you only
have 2 guitarists the soloing (guit.3) replaces guit.2 (when they're
both playin together..)

The only way to figure out this tab and the song is to listen to the
song a bunch of times while trying to follow the tab and play yer
guitar..  Though the tab looks kinda chaotic, and there r lotsa
references to **3** and **2** etc (which you'll have to memorize ;)
it's fairly complete.

Hope some1 uses this tab to it's potential ;)

Dustin S. Zawalski
(son of Bob/Robert Zawalski)
bobz@crl.com
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