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Led Zeppelin: Black Dog Meaning

Tagged: Dogs [suggest]

Song Released: 1971


Black Dog Lyrics

Hey hey mama, said the way you move
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove
Ah ah child, way you shake that thing
Gonna make you burn, gonna make you sting
Hey hey baby, when you walk that way
Watch your honey drip, I can't keep...

  1. BP01
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    Apr 16th 2006 report

    Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on Black Dog during an interview on Radio Perth, West Australia, Australia, February 16, 1972:


    Now listen, can you tell us what Black Dog is all about?

    J: It is about a dog that was fourteen years old.

    R: A black Labrador.

    J: You see, the thing was, we, we did some from of those tracks from that LPs at a big house with a mobile recording unit, a truck that actually is the Stones truck. But there used to be this, there used to be a team of dogs, actually, there were a couple of lurchers and this huge great Labrador, that used to sort of, that looked as though it was grinning at you, see, it would bare it's teeth, but it looked like a smile, and we used to pick it up and
    play with it and everything, apparently, it was the most
    ferocious dog, that was really known for biting everybody, you see, and they couldn't believe that we had uh, could even be near it you know. So, anyway it was just called, it was one of the first things that we started to do at the house, the first week we started to play, and we just called it "Black Dog" and stuck. That's right isn't it?

    R: Yeah, he used to go in the garden for a walk, and he'd find he couldn't get back so we had to carry him back, you see (laughter). He was really doddled, but he was an amazing character. Well that's it. But he couldn't, he didn't sound like anything on the lyrics at all, he wasn't parading about.

  2. LedZeppFreak
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    Mar 4th 2006 report

    When they were recording the song, a black dog walked in the studio room, I do not know what the song was supposed to really called

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