When The Levee Breaks

( Led zeppelin Cover )

If it keeps on raining the levee's gotta break
If it keeps on raining the levee's gotta break
And if the levee breaks I got no place to stay

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan X2
Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,

All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
Thinkin' 'bout me baby and my happy home.

Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good
Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good
'Cause when the levee breaks, you got to move

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan X4


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    General CommentA great version of an old song made famous by, not written by Led Zeppelin. Kristin Hersh's acoustic version has a real mood running through it, so it doesn't sound really stripped down compared to the Led Zep version to which most people will compare it. Although it doesn't have some of the extra parts they had put in.

    The lyrics are slighlty different (maybe reverted to the older ones). 'Thinkin' 'bout my baby and my happy home' definately has more of a female resonance than Percy Plant's wailing 'Goin' down' over and over.

    It is this version that actually inspired me to learn to play it (on the banjo of course!)
    light vesselon December 11, 2007   Link

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