Led Zeppelin perform ‘The Ocean’ live at Madison Square Garden,1973.
This live version is absolutely astounding!
This was the encore, so they were incredibly relaxed and sweaty. The audience is so ecstatic and appreciative. They knew how good it was.
“We’ve done four already but now we’re steady
And then they went: One, two, three, four”
Singing in the sunshine, laughing in the rain
Hitting on the moonshine, rocking in the grain
Got no time to pack my bags, my foots outside the door
I got a date, I can’t be late, for the high hopes hailla ball, uh uh, uh uh, yeah
Singing to an ocean, I can hear the ocean’s roar
Play for free, I play for me and play a whole lot more, more!
Singing about the good things and the sun that lights the day
I used to sing on the mountains, has the ocean lost its way
I don’t know, oh oh, yeah’
Sitting round singing songs ’til the night turns into day
Used to sing about the mountains but the mountains washed away
Now I’m singing all my songs to the girl who won my heart
She is only three years old and it’s a real fine way to start
It sure is fine!
Ah blow my mind!
When the tears are goin’ down!
Yeah! Yeah, yeah
Oh so, oh so, oh so good!
Oh so good!
Songwriters: Jimmy Page / John Bonham / John Paul Jones / Robert Plant
The Ocean lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music International Ltd.