Gallows Pole Lyrics

Led Zeppelin


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
album: Track 6 in album Led Zeppelin III
release date: 1970-10-5
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 4:52
mixer: Eddie Kramer
arranger: Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
writer: [traditional]

Cover Art

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III cover art
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Hangman hangman hold it a little while
Think I see my friends coming
Riding a many mile.
Friends did you get some silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring me my dear friends
To keep me from the Gallows Pole?
What did you bring me to keep me from the Gallows Pole?
I couldn't get no silver I couldn't get no gold
You know that we're too damn poor
To keep you from the Gallows Pole.
Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while,
I think I see my brother coming,
Riding a many mile.
Brother, did you get me some silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring me, my brother,
To keep me from the Gallows Pole?
Brother, I brought you some silver,
I brought a little gold,
I brought a little of ev'ry thing
To keep you from the Gallows Pole.
Yes, I brought you to keep you from the Gallows Pole.
Hangman, hangman, turn your head awhile,
I think I see my sister coming,
Riding a many mile, mile, mile.
Sister, I implore you, take him by the hand,
Take him to some shady bower,
Save me from the wrath of this man,
Please take him,
Save me from the wrath of this man, man.
Hangman, hangman, upon your face a smile,
Pray tell me that I'm free to ride,
Ride for many mile, mile, mile.
Oh, yes, you got a fine sister,
She warmed my blood from cold,
Brought my blood to boiling hot
To keep you from the Gallows Pole,
Your brother brought me silver,
Your sister warmed my soul,
But now I laugh and pull so hard
And see you swinging on the Gallows Pole
Keep-a-swingin'!
Swingin' on the gallows pole!


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Immigrant Song
  • 2 Friends
  • 3 Celebration Day
  • 4 Since I’ve Been Loving You
  • 5 Out on the Tiles
  • 6 Gallows Pole
  • 7 Tangerine
  • 8 That’s the Way
  • 9 Bron‐Yr‐Aur Stomp
  • 10 Hats Off to (Roy) Harper