Therapy in Music

Musical musings for reflection

Hot Dog

on January 29, 2013

Have some good ole foot-tappin’ British rockabilly to help get you through today 🙂

Hot Dog

by Led Zeppelin

Did you know (credit Wikipedia):

  • It is the only song on the album, In Through the Out Door, not co-written by bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones.
  • The song was influenced by American Rockabilly music. It emerged from the band’s London pre-production rehearsals, at which it was typical for them to run through old Elvis and Ricky Nelson material from the 1950s.
  • Plant said the lyrics were a tribute to Texas and the state of mind of the people who lived there. Plant also mentions the name “U-Haul” in one of the song’s verses, referencing the American-based, “move-it-yourself” company. The title of the song – Hot Dog – refers to a distinctly American cuisine.
  • Page used a Fender Telecaster on this song, outfitted with a device called a B-Bender. This device, which raises the pitch of the guitar’s B String via interface with the musician’s guitar strap, can be heard at the end of the song’s guitar solo.

Well I just got into town today
To find my girl who’s gone away
She took the Greyhound at the General Store
I searched myself I searched the town
When I finally did sit down
I find myself no wiser than before
She said we couldn’t do no wrong
No other love could be so strong
She locked up my heart in her bottom drawer
Now she took my heart she took my keys
From in my old blue dungarees
And I’ll never go to Texas anymore
[Chorus:] Now my baby’s gone I don’t know what to do
She took my love and walked right out the door
And if I ever find that girl I know one thing for sure
I’m gonna give her something like she never had before
I took her love at seventeen
A little late these days it seems
But they said heaven is well worth waiting for
I took her word I took it all
Beneath the sign that said “U-haul”
She left angels hangin’ round for more
[Chorus]
I thought I had it all sewn up
Our love, a plot, a pick-up truck
But folks said she was after something more
I never did quite understand
All that talk about rockin’ bands
But they just rolled my doll right out the door
Oh yeah, they just rolled my doll right out the door!

 

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