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Hangman

Lyrics

Slack your rope hangman, slack it for a while
I think I see my father comin' ridin' many a mile
Father have you brought me hope or have you paid my fee
Or have you come to see me hangin' from the gallows tree?
full lyrics
Slack your rope hangman, slack it for a while
I think I see my father comin' ridin' many a mile
Father have you brought me hope or have you paid my fee
Or have you come to see me hangin' from the gallows tree?
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk roots
heavy use of vocal harmonies
acoustic sonority
paired vocal harmony
minor key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
acoustic rhythm guitars
sad lyrics
narrative lyrics
hard swingin' rhythm

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Yes it's a beautiful song, Mary's voice still gives me chills, l love her voice, believe me I'm a huge zeppelin fan, I see were jimmy got the idea or Robert his roots more likely to p,p,m.
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CampoSmokie, (below) - any great art, story, or even Zeppelin lyric, is based on the Gospel, or we find it boring & incomplete.. .
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... Cont- the Judge died for his rebellious and murderous child(ren) - and he was both man and God, so, he was big enough to spare for all of us & no matter how depraved...
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My parents listened to PPM, Joan Baez, et al, on the (tube amplified) "hi fi" my father, a physicist and veteran, made himself, box and all... But I do not recall this song; was more enamored of their funny comedy (concert) licks on VW's racing Austin Healey Sprites, golfers vs. ping pong enthusiasts, etc, & "Puff..." - but had I heard it I might recognize that not only did our FATHER not come to see us hang, his SON, like Joseph, was thrown in the pit for us, & rose to rule: the Judge died for
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Well. I'll be. 'Gallows Pole' by Led Zeppelin was based on this folk song.
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pamlabelle
Where did the lyrics go? One of the reasons for listening to Pandora is to sing along!
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REALLY GOOD SONG WHY NO COMMITS?

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