"Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" as written by and Jimmy Page John Paul Jones....
Ah caught you smiling at me,
That's the way it should be,
Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine
Ah all the good times we had,
I sang love songs so glad
Always smiling, never sad, so fine

As we walk down the country lanes,
I'll be singing a song, hear me calling your name
Hear the wind within the trees,
Telling mother nature 'bout you and me

Well if the sunshine's so bright,
Or on our way it's darkest night
The road we choose is always right, so fine
Ah can your love be so strong
When so many loves go wrong
Will our love go on and on and on and on and on and on?

As we walk down the country lanes,
I'll be singing a song, Hear me calling your name
Hear the wind within the trees,
Telling mother nature 'bout you and me

My, my la de la come on now it ain't too far,
Tell your friends all around the world,
Ain't no companion like a blue eyed merle
Come on now well let me tell you,
What you're missing, missing, 'round them brick walls

So of one thing I am sure,
It's a friendship so pure,
Angels singing all around My dog is so fine
Yeah, ain't but one thing to do
Spend my nat'ral life with you,
You're the finest dog I knew, so fine
When you're old and your eyes are dim,
There ain't no old shep gonna happen again,
We'll still go walking down country lanes,
I'll sing the same old songs, hear me call your name


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"Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" as written by Jimmy Page John Paul Jones

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is about Plant's dog "Strider". It is a blue merle Collie with blue eyes. The dog can be seen in the movie "The Song Remains The Same". In the beginning there are scenes with each band member. There are a lot of breeds that can have a red or blue merle colour.
    "Old Shep" is a reference to an old Elvis Presley song ("Old Shep"), where a boy has to put down his dog, because it was too old. Plant promises Strider that he won't let it happen to him.
    avvziggerrhon December 09, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentRobert Plant himself refers to this song as "as song about my dog." He also screams the dog's name "Strider" after the song on the DVD. It is definitely about his dog. Like many of Plant's works the dog's name references the Lord of the Rings.

    There is MUCH more to Led Zeppelin than Stairway...
    Admanon July 02, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm going to name my kid aragorn strider. That will be cool.
    flyboy21on January 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of Zeppelin's finer pieces, and is about Plant's dog Strider and the relationship between man and man's best friend.
    ramtharon July 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone day when i get a dog im gonna call him Strider
    themachine312on June 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI assume he named his dog after the Strider (Aragorn) from Lord of the Rings...Am I right?

    Also, Stairway to Heaven is awesome (Listen to it in reverse...he..he..he), but everytime I here a different recording he sings it different..
    Killspyon June 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Lord of the rings you guys, frodo had blue eyes and looked like a dog right? lol just joking, this song is AMAZING and the live versions are amazing
    kukerdanon October 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGood ol' days in the countryside with your dog.
    JosephWolfon January 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so freakin sweet...when i listen to the live version, i can just picture the band playin it on stage, and SMILING... such a happenin' song...

    about the 'OLD SHEP':
    i read somewhere that Plant at one point in time also got a german shepherd, but Strider wasn't too happy with the divided attention. this line is reassuring strider that he can't be replaced.
    ZepHead379Oneon March 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBron Yr Aur is Rob Plants cottage. He goes there to unwind and write music. He wrote "Stairway" there. Anyway, the song is about the time he spends there with Strider, and how he loves both the dog and the simple life away from the city.
    WYWHon May 14, 2006   Link

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