Led Zeppelin’s ’73 “Over The Hills And Far Away” Performance Will Make You Feel ALIVE!

Led Zeppelin’s ’73 “Over The Hills And Far Away” Performance Will Make You Feel ALIVE! | Society Of Rock Videos

A Track For You

“This is a track about, I suppose it’s about you and me and everybody and you’ve probably written one just the same- ‘Over The Hills And Far Far Away’…” – Robert Plant

Written about and inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, “Over The Hills And Far Away” started out as an instrumental until Plant and Page found themselves in Wales in a small cottage consisting of no electricity or running water, inspired by the rolling hills written in the famously fantastical novel.

Interesting Fact: This evolved from the Yardbirds song “White Summer,” an acoustic solo by Jimmy Page. Many of the same riffs and chords are in it. After The Yardbirds broke up, Led Zeppelin continued to play “White Summer” live.

Just one year before Plant’s vocals were compromised, Led Zeppelin changed New York’s Madison Time Square with this hit and blew the communal mind of the gathering away.

Honestly? This is the best quality of this performance you will ever find, especially with Robert’s almost unscathed voice- you will feel like you were packed into the tight Square 42 years ago. Enjoy!

+ Over The Hills And Far Away Lyrics +

Hey lady–you got the love I need
Maybe more than enough.
Oh Darling… walk a while with me
You’ve got so much…

Many have I loved – Many times been bitten
Many times I’ve gazed along the open road.

Many times I’ve lied – Many times I’ve listened
Many times I’ve wondered how much there is to know.

Many dreams come true and some have silver linings
I live for my dream and a pocketful of gold.

Mellow is the man who knows what he’s been missing
Many many men can’t see the open road.

Many is a word that only leaves you guessing
Guessing ’bout a thing you really ought to know, ooh!
You really ought to know…

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