"Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" as written by and Jimmy Page Anne L. Bredon....
Babe, baby, baby, I'm Gonna Leave You.
I said baby, you know I'm gonna leave you.
I'll leave you when the summertime,
Leave you when the summer comes a-rollin'
Leave you when the summer comes along.

Baby, baby, I don't wanna leave you,
I ain't jokin' woman, I got to ramble.
Oh, yeah, baby, baby, I believin',
We really got to ramble.
I can hear it callin' me the way it used to do,
I can hear it callin' me back home!

Babe, I'm gonna leave you
Oh, baby, you know, I've really got to leave you
Oh I can hear it callin 'me
I said don't you hear it callin' me the way it used to do?

I know I never never never gonna leave your babe
But I got to go away from this place,
I've got to quit you, yeah
Baby, ooh don't you hear it callin' me?
Woman, woman, I know, I know
It feels good to have you back again
And I know that one day baby, it's really gonna grow, yes it is.
We gonna go walkin' through the park every day.
Come what may, every day

It was really, really good.
You made me happy every single day.
But now, I've got to go away!

Baby, baby, baby, baby
That's when it's callin' me
I said that's when it's callin' me back home

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"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" as written by Jimmy Page Anne L. Bredon

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    General CommentI think it's about a man being dad: he is singing a lullaby while informing mom in hearing-range that he is going to hit the road as soon as it dries. But Baez took the human drama to her and our hearts.
    IMHO it is a rock ballad and, in 1962, the first of the kind. Led Zeppelin in 1969 did nice remake.
    vphion September 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYes, this song did inspire Led Zeppelin - I'm surprised this, the original version, has so few comments! I really like Joan's live performance, as her voice has this haunting quality and the guitar conveys a sense of urgency and restlessness. I like vphi's interpretation.

    Personally, I like to interpret it as a metaphor. Like being in a relationship which you know isn't quite right - you feel like you can't commit and you can already see how it will end - but winter is cold and lonely and you care about them, so you don't want to leave them until summer.
    artistchicon November 22, 2010   Link

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