First Time Robert Plant Plays “The Lemon Song” in 40 YEARS
He’s Still Got It
Wow, seeing Robert Plant perform this song just two months ago for the first time in 40 years is the biggest treat we could ever have asked for!
We mainly love this song for the sexual and sensual innuendos that Plant loved to ad-lib throughout the ballad, however, in this rendition Plant specifically decides to remove the “squeeze my lemon” lyrics with some new sounds.
“Squeeze me baby, till the juice runs down my leg. Squeeze me baby, till the juice runs down my leg. The way you squeeze my lemon, I..I’m gonna fall right out of bed, yeah.”
Performing with the Sensational Space Drifters, at just 66, Plant can still bring the vocals and the crowd to their feet in his satin shirt.
Fun Fact: No electronic devices were used to create the echo on Robert Plant’s vocal. It was made by the acoustics in the studio and by his voice.
We will always love and worship you Robert Plant, lemon or not.
+ The Lemon Song Lyrics +
I should have quit you long time ago
Yeah long time ago.
Oh yeah long time ago.
I wouldn’t be here my children
Down on this killin’ floor.
I should have listened baby to my second mind X2
Every time I go away and leave you darling
You send me the blues way down the line.
Babe treat me right baby oh my my my
People tellin’ me baby can’t be satisfied;
They try to worry me baby
But they never hurt you in my eyes.
Said, people worry I can’t keep you satisfied.
Let me tell you baby,
You ain’t nothin’ but a two-bit, no-good jive.
Went to sleep last night, worked as hard as I can,
Bring home my money, you take my money, give it to another man;
I should have quit you, baby, such a long time ago,
I wouldn’t be here with all my troubles
Down on this killing floor.
Squeeze me baby, till the juice runs down my leg, X2
The way you squeeze my lemon,
I..I’m gonna fall right out of bed, yeah.
Hey! (conversation between Robert Plant & guitar)
Baby baby baby…
I’m gonna leave my children down on this killin’ floor