"D'yer Mak'er" as written by and John Paul Jones John Bonham....
Oh oh oh oh oh oh,
You don't have to go, oh oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go, oh oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go

Ay ay ay ay ay ay
All those tears I cry, ay ay ay ay
All those tears I cry, oh oh ah ay
Baby please don't go

When I read the letter you wrote me, it made me mad mad mad
When I read the news that it told me, it made me sad sad sad
But I still love you so
I can't let you go
I love you
Oh, baby I love you

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Every breath I take, oh oh oh oh
Oh, every move I make
Oh, baby please don't go

Ay ay ay ay ay ay
You hurt me to my soul, oh oh oh oh
You hurt me to my soul oh, oh
Darling please don't go

When I read the letter you sent me, it made me mad mad mad
When I read the news that it brought me, it made me sad sad sad
But I still love you so
And I can't let you go
I love you
Oh, baby I love you, oh

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go, oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go, oh oh oh oh
Oh, baby
Babe, please, please, please, please
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, baby
Oh oh, oh I really love you, baby


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"D'yer Mak'er" as written by John Paul Jones John Bonham

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  • +2
    General Commentthe title comes from a joke that goes something like this...
    "first man: 'my wife and i just got back from a week on an island in the Caribbean.'
    second man: 'Jamaica?'
    first man: 'no, she wanted to go.' "

    like many other songs by Led Zeppelin, the title really has nothing to do with the lyrics, but the title sort of comes from the sound of the song, which is sort of a Zeppelinized pseudo-Reggae sound.
    ramtharon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Led Zeppelin song and i cant even pronounce the name. The name remindes me of ice cream for some weird reason. I dont know, maybe im crazy. But this is a great song. Led Zepelin is my favorite band.
    PlasticVictimon August 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOH MY GOD!!! Is this not the sexiest song ever? I mean, Robert Plant is the sexiest guy and his moaning and groaning in this song are so sexual. The guitar solo makes me want to orgasm it's so great. I love when he screams-"Ooh, baby i love you, ahh!"
    Mrs.Page/Planton October 26, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDidn't realize I was still such a Zeppelin fan till I read a few posts saying they didn't like this song. Made me think wow!, I can't think of one single Zeppelin song that I don't like. Every one is pretty damn great in a different way. A big part of this song's appeal is just the fact that it's so COMPLETELY unlike ANY of their other songs. No Viking imagery or stories of black magic here. The twisted title and Plant's excessive oh-oh-oh-ing are completely over the top. Who could've guessed these 4 blokes had such a bloody great sense of humor? LED ZEPPELIN WILL NEVER DIE! (And this is from someone who listens to DISCO now.)
    led zep lindholmon June 22, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne of the songs I just can't get tired of. Masterpiece ;)
    Led Zeppelin are one of the best if not the best artists of all time. Im their fan for quite a few years now and I haven't heard a song I didn't like so far!!
    matejpon August 25, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentfav song EVER thats all i can say... these guys were genious
    The.Trooperon January 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit doesn`t "mean" Jamaica, but it is pronounced the same way.
    ramtharon September 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the last two posts sum it all up rather nicely....
    SJ_Kovachon December 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay... I'm not sure if this is right. (And yes, I did read the last 3 pages... all very confusing)

    I think the title is based on the joke, and the song was written after the title... So the title means "Did you make her" and the music means "Jamaica(er)" And the lyrics are a very strange combination of the two. Genious really.
    Jimbozoon December 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh and, is that like a vocal drum beat in the background? I couldn't hear it well enough to tell. If it is, I think the whisper at the end is just added to that.
    Jimbozoon December 22, 2005   Link

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