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Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin – 1969

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Danish TV (March 1969) – in colour
I’ve upscaled and colourised the original B&W film.
Led Zeppelin’s appearance on Danish television in 1969 is one of the classic moments of rock music history,” wrote Dangerous Minds.
It was Zeppelin’s second time on television but their very first playing a full live set of songs in front of a studio audience—they had previously lip-synched to “Communication Breakdown” for Swedish TV.”
What is surprising watching this superb concert is the audience’s lack of response to Zeppelin’s fully charged performance. They sit listening intently showing little enthusiasm for what they’re hearing.
For guitarist Jimmy Page this sort of apathy was part of the appeal of launching his newly formed band in Scandinavia:”They don’t cheer too madly there, you know?” said Jimmy Page. We were really scared, because we only had about fifteen hours to practice together. It was sort of an experimental concert to see if we were any good. I guess.”
Zeppelin first appeared under the name The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page at the Gladsaxe Teen Club in Denmark on September 7th, 1968.
They developed their prowess touring Denmark and Sweden over the following months.
However not everyone was convinced of this new band as one Swedish reviewer of their early gigs at the Inside Club in Stockholm noted:
Recorded at the Danmarks Radio Studios, Denmark for TV Byen/Denmark Broadcasting Corporation on March 17, 1969, Led Zeppelin ripped through a stunning setlist of their early favorites: “Communication Breakdown,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” and “How Many More Times.”

(For more information about Led Zeppelin and their remarkable journey in the world of music, visit Led Zeppelin’s Wikipedia page.)

Watch Video Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin – 1969


Babe, baby, baby, I’m gonna leave youI said baby, you know I’m gonna leave youI’ll leave you when the summertimeLeave you when the summer comes a-rollin’Leave you when the summer comes along
Babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, babyBaby, I wanna leave youI ain’t jokin’, woman, I’ve got to rambleOh yeahBaby, baby, I be leavin’We really got to rambleI can hear it callin’ me the way it used to doI can hear it callin’ me back home
Babe, ohBabe, I’m gonna leave youOh, babyYou know, I’ve really got to leave youOh, I can hear it callin’ meI said don’t you hear it callin’ me the way it used to do?Oh
I know, I knowI know I never, never, never, never, never gonna leave you, babeBut I gotta go away from this placeI gotta quit you, yeahOh, baby, baby, baby, babyBaby, baby, baby, ohDon’t you hear it callin’ me?
Oh, woman, woman, I know, I knowIt feels good to have you back againAnd I know that one day, baby, it’s really gonna grow, yes, it isWe gonna go walkin’ through the park every dayCome what may, every dayOh, my, my, my, my, my, my babeI’m gonna leave you, go awayOh
So good, see, babyIt was really, really goodYou made me happy every single dayBut now, I’ve got to go awayOh, oh, oh
Baby, baby, babyThat’s when it’s callin’ meI said that’s when it’s callin’ me back home

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