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From: ceh1@acpub.duke.edu (Charles Eric Horowitz)

 

The Song Remains the Same

by Led Zeppelin

 

This was a requested a while ago, but it took a while to tab.

Sorry for the wait.

 

 

This song has 3 12-string electrics and 2 6-strings(telecaster thru supro)

Ill try to keep them all straight for you.

 

The intro is 1 12string banging out an open D repeatedly. One 12-string

plays this set of chords over it:

 

e--2-----5-----7-----9\----14------14\-----------------------------------

b--3-----6-----8----10\----15------15\-----------------------------------

g--2-----5-----7-----9\----14------14\-----------------------------------

d------------------------------------------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

and the third 12 plays these chords:

 

e--------------12----12---------14-----14\-------------------------------

b--7-----8-----12----14---------15-----15\-------------------------------

g--7-----7-----12----14---------14-----14\-------------------------------

d--7----10---------------------------------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Now one 12 stops playing and one 12 plays these chords

while the second 12 plays the same chords but with an open D-string

instead of a second fret D.

e--0----0-0--2------2-2--0---0-0--2--2-2--3--3-3-0--0-0--3--3-3--2------

b--3----3-3--3------3-3--3---3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3-3--3------

g--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------

d--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------

a-----------------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Now this chord sequence is played by 2 12's the same way

and repeat it. /-again the 2nd 12 plays the open D on this chd

e-2--2-2-----2--2--3--3-3----2--0---------------------------------------

b-3--3-3-----3--3--3--3-3----3--3---------------------------------------

g-2--2-2-----2--2--2--2-2----2--2---------------------------------------

d-0--0-0-----0--0--0--0-0----0--0---------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Next is both 12's playing this:

 

e---0----0---0-0----0---0---0-------0--------0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----

b---1-1----1---0-0--0-----0----1--3---3-1-3-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----

g------------------------------------------------------------------------

d-3-----------------3----------3-----------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Next one of the 6 strings come in with the 2 12's to play this:

 

e--0----0-0--2------2-2--0---0-0--2--2-2--3--3-3-0--0-0--3--3-3--2------

b--3----3-3--3------3-3--3---3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3-3--3------

g--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------

d--2----2-2--2------2-2--2---2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2------

a-----------------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

One this next distorted part,

the six string plays this: and 12's play this

e-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------

b-------------------------------------------------3-----------------------

g-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------

d-------------------------------------------------2-----------------------

a---------------0------------------------------0--------------------------

E---3^4--0-3^4--0-----------------3^4--0--3^4-----------------------------

 

Here is the 2 12's backing part to the first solo:

 

e---2------2---3--3-------5--3-------------------------------------------

b-----3------3------3-----3--5-------------------------------------------

g-------2-------------2--------------------------------------------------

d-0----------------------------------------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

And the first 6 string solo:

 

e------------------------------------------------------------------------

b------------------------------------------------------------------------

g-----------------------------------------------------7-9-7---7----------

d------------------------7-9-7---9-7---7--7-7-----7-9-------9------------

a-3^4--0--3^4--5-7p5-7/9-------9-----9-----------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e-------------7----------------------------------------10----------------

b---------------10-7-----------------------------------------------------

g----7--9^11---------9-7---9-7---7-9-7---7-7----7-9^11----(11)^9--7------

d--9---------------------9-----9-------9-----9---------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e------------------------------------7------------------------------------

b--7^8-7-------------------------------10-7-------------------------------

g--------7------7-9-7---7----7-9^11---------9-7---9-7---7-----------------

d-----------7-9-------9----9--------------------9-----9-------------------

a-------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Now the 6 string plays this figure a few times:

 

e------------------------------0------------------------------------------

b------------------------------0------------------------------------------

g--/5-4-2---2----/5-4--2-----2--------------------------------------------

d---------3--------------3-3----------------------------------------------

a-------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

And ends it with this:

e------------------------------------------------------------------------

b------------------------------------------------------------------------

g--/5-4-2-0-------------------------------------------------------------------

d------------3-2-0----------------------------------------------------------

a------------------3-2-0----------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

The 2 12's play this after the solo: and end that section with a bunch of

/-these

e--3-5---8--8--8------3--5---8--8--8--7-7---8---------------------------

b--5-7--10-10-10------5--7--10-10-10--9-9--10---------------------------

g-----------------------------------------------------------------------

d----------------------------0------------------------------------------

a-----------------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

During the vocals, the 2 12's play on this basic pattern with a few

subtle changes on the first couple of measures.

 

e--0---0---------------3-----0------0-----------------------------------

b--1---1-----3-----3h5----3--3--3-3---3p1-----0-------------------------

g--0---0-----0-----------------------------0----------------------------

d--2---2----------------------------------------------------------------

a--3---3----------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

While the 6 plays this on the first two measures.

 

e-----------------------3----------------------------3------------------------

b----------------1---------------------------------3-------3---0--------------

g-2^4^2----------------------0--0--------------5^6-----3/4---4--------0-------

d---------0-0-2----2---------2--2------0----5---------------------0h2---------

a----------------------------3--3---------5-----------------------------1h2---

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------3-

 

And on the third measure the 12's play this:

 

e-0--0----0--0---0-----------0--0----------0--0----0--0---0---0---0--0-------

b-1--1----2--2---2-----2-----0-------0-2--------0--1----0-1-----0-1---1-0--0-

g-0--0--------------3-----3--------3---3---3-------------------------------0-

d-2--2----4----4----4--4--4------------------------------------------------0-

a-3--3-----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

And the 6 plays this:

 

e-----------------------------------7--------6-------5--5--/10-8-/13-13/12

b--2-----2---------------------------------5-------5-----------------------

g----------3-------------------4/7-----4/6-----4h5------5-----------------

d----4-----4-----------------4--------------------------------------------

a--------------------------4----------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Heres that mid section thing:

 

e--------15-|-(5)^7^5-5-3------3------------3-------------------------------

b-----------|-------------------------3-----------4-------------------------

g--14/16----|--------------3h4----3-4---3h4---3-4---3^4---------------------

d-----------|-------------------------------------------5-------------------

a-----------|---------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------|---------------------------------------------------------------

 

On the last measure of the vocal part, the 6 plays this:

 

e---------------------------------1--------5-------10--8-----8-------10--

b-------------------------0-----1---1--------------------------10/12-----

g---------------------------1-2-------3/5-----5/10----10-10-10-----------

d-6^8-6^8-6-5-4 --6^8-6-4------------------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

Then just bend the g-string 5th fret up and pick it as you release the bend.

 

 

The second solo is this:

 

e----------------------------------------7-------------------------------

b--7-----7-----------------------------7---10-10-7-----------------------

g--9^11--9^11--9p7h9----7-7-7-----9^11-------------9p7-9p7----7-7--------

d---------------------9-------9----------------------------9------9------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e-------7-----------------------------------------------------------------

b---------10-7------------------------------------------------------------

g--9^11--------9-7-9-7---7-9-7--------------------------------------------

d----------------------9-------9-7-9-7---7-9-7---7-9-7/9-7-9-7---7--------

a--------------------------------------9-------9---------------9----------

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e---------------------------------------10--------------------------------

b-------------------------------------------13-10----10-------------------

g------------------------9p7-7---7-9/11-----------12----10^11-------------

d----------------------7-------9------------------------------12----------

a-9\7-5-5--5-5--5h7/9-----------------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e--------------------------------------------------15--------------------

b--------13-15^17-15-------------13-15-(15)^16^17-----15^17-15-----------

g--9/14---------------12----9/14-----------------------------------------

d------------------------------------------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e--------------------------------------------------------------15----------

b--15^17--15---------------------------------------------15^17-----15^17-15

g-------------12-14^16^14---------16^18---14----14-16----------------------

d--------------------------------------------------------------------------

a--------------------------------------------------------------------------

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e-------------------------------7----------------------------------------

b--12^13---12^13^12---------------10-7-10-7\-----------------------------

g--------------------14------0-------------------------------7-----------

d-------------------------------------------------7-10-7---7-7-----------

a---------------------------------------------7/9--------9---------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e------------------------------------------------------------------------

b------------------------------------------------------------------------

g-----------------7-------------------7-7-7\-----------------------------

d------7-10-7---7-7-------10p7----7---7-7-7\-----------------------------

a--7/9--------9-------7/9------10---9------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

After the next vocals bit, The 12's play this chord sequence

hitting each one 3 or 4 times:

/--now just arpeggiate this chord

e--8--7--10---8--12---10/14---------------------------------------------

b-10--8--12--10--13---12/15---------------------------------------------

g------------------------16---------------------------------------------

d-----------------------------------------------------------------------

a-----------------------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

After that, the 12's play this:

 

e-0-----------------------------2---3---2---0------------0------0--------

b-------3-------------------3----3---3---3---3---1-3---1-----------------

g-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-----2---2---2---2------2-------------------

d-------------------------0-2-----------------------------------2---2---2

a-------------------------------------------------------------3-----3-3--

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e------------------------------------------------------------------------

b--------------------------------3---------------------------------------

g--------------------------------2---------------------------------------

d--5-5-5-4-4-4-2-----------------0---------------------------------------

a--3-3-3-2-2-2-0--7-7-7-5-5-5-5--2---------------------------------------

E-----------------5-5-5-3-3-2-0--0---------------------------------------

 

The 6 string part over that is:

 

e--15--------------------------------------------------------------------

b------(15)^17^15-------------------------8^10---(8)^10^8----------------

g------------------(14)^16^14--9--7-8-9-7------7-------------------------

d------------------------------------------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e-15---------------------------------------------------------------------

b----15^17^15------------------------------------------------------------

g-------------14^16^14-14--14\12-----------------------------------------

d--------------------------------12-12/14--------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e--------------------------------7^9-7-5-----------(7)^9^7-7-5-----------

b------------------6---5-----5------------7^9-7-5------------------------

g------------5-5-7---7---7-7---------------------------------------------

d------5-5-7-------------------------------------------------------------

a--5-7-------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

And then the power chords with the 12's and the 6

 

Next is as little soloing over the rythym laid down by the 2 12's and

1 6

 

e------------------------------------------------------------------------

b------------------------------------------------------------------------

g---7^9^7p5-------------2h4p2---2----------2h4p2---2------2h4p2---2------

d-----------7-------2-4-------4--------2-4-------4--------------4--------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e-------2----------------------------------------------------------------

b---------5-2---------2----10h13p10--12-15-15^16--15-12-12---------------

g--4^6--------4-2-4-2----------------------------------------------------

d------------------------------------------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e------------------------------------------------------------------------

b-------10-12-10----10----10--------10-12-10----10----12------10-12-10---

g--9/11----------11----11------9/11----------11----11-----9/11-----------

d------------------------------------------------------------------------

a------------------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e---------------------5---------------------------------------------------

b-----10-10-------------5^7-5-3-3-----------------------------------------

g--11-------12----------------------2p0---0-2p0---0-----------------------

d---------------------------------------4-------4----2p0---0-2p0---0------

a--------------------------------------------------------4-------4--------

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e------------------------------------------------------------------------

b------------------------------------------------------------------------

g--2p0--0---------2p0--0---------2p0---0---------------------------------

d------4---2p0--0-----4--2p0---0-----4---2p0---0-2p0-0-------------------

a--------------4-------------4---------------4---------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

e---------------------15------------------------13-14-15--------------------

b------13-15-15^17-15----15^17-15------13-15^17----------15^17-15-13-15-13\-

g--/14------------------------------14--------------------------------------

d---------------------------------------------------------------------------

a---------------------------------------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Now w/heavy distortion repeat this figure a few times and end it w/

that last little chord.

e------------------------------------------------------------------------

b------------------------------------------------------------------------

g--------------2----------------------4p2-----------------2--------------

d--2-2-----2-4---4-2--2-2------2-4-2------4p2-------------0--------------

a--0-0-2/4------------0-0--2/4-------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Well that's about all of it. Sorry for any mistakes.

CHUCK

 

From: bobz@crl.com (Robert Zawalski)

Subject: TAB: The Song Remains the Same (Led Zeppelin)

 

 

Of course you all realize that I expect a complete tab of Jethro Tull's

'The Minstrel in the Gallery' for this. ;)

 

guit. 1 (12 string)

E:--------------2---7---9---12\---14---14\--

B:--------------3---8---10--13\---15---15\--

G:--------------2---7---9---12\---14---14\--

D:--0R--------------------------------------

A:------------------------------------------

E:------------------------------------------

ride on the open d throughout (listen to tape for rythem)

 

guit. 2 (6 string)

E:------------------5---7---9----

B:------------------6---8---10---

G:------------------5---7---9----

D:

A:

E:

========

**1**

(12 string)

E:--0-0-0---2-2-2--

B:--3-3-3---3-3-3--

G:--0-0-0---0-0-0--

D:--2-2-2---2-2-2-- x3

A:--0-0-0---0-0-0--

E:

 

**2**

E:--2-2-2--2-2--3-3-3--2-0--

B:--3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--

G:--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2--2-2--

D:--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-- x4

A:--------------------------

E:--------------------------

 

 

E:--0----0-----0----0------------0-----------0------

B:----1----1-----0----0----1--3-----3--1--3----0----

G:------2----2-----0----0--2---------------------0--

D:

A:

E:

(let all notes ring) [end of **2**]

 

Guitar 1 goes to **1**

 

then

 

**3**

(guitar 1 (12 string))

E:---------------2

B:---------------3

G:---------------0 <\

D:---------------2 \

A:---------------0 \

E: |

(guitar 2) x4

E: |

B: /

G:-----------2-- /

D:-----------2-- <--/

A:-----------0--

E:--2b3-2b3--0--

[end of **3**]

then guitar 1 does **2** (finger pick notes of chords separately)

while guitar 2 solos (the solo isn't too difficult to figure out if

ya listen to the tape..)

 

==

**4**

(guit. 1)

E:--5-7--8--8--8------|--5-7---8--7--8-

B:--6-8--10-10-10- |--6-8--10--9-10-

G:--7-9--10-10-10- x4 |--7-9--10--9-10- x4 (keep strumming final chord)

D:

A:

E:

 

(guit. 2)

E:-------------------------0---

B:-----------------------2-----

G:--5-4-2---2--5-4-2---2-------x3

D:--------3----------3---------

 

E:--------------------------------------

B:--------------------------------------

G:--5-4-2---2--5-4-2--0-----------------

D:--------3--------------3--2--0--------

A:--------------------------------3-2-0-

[end of **4**]

==

(verse) (guit. 1)

chords: C C G(6) x2 (on G chord play the high 'E' open rather than 3rd fret)

(guit. 2) (the little figure he plays between the G and the C of part b))

E:------3--------------------------

B:--2^3--------3-------------------

G:---------3^4-------4-------------

D:---------------4^5--------5------ <--- Riff:#1

A:----------------------4^5--------

E:-----------------------------3---

 

part b (guit. 1)

chords: C C F# F

(guit. 2)

E:--6--- --8-----8-----8-----10--8/13

B:---7-- x4 ---10----10-----10------

G:----6- -----10----10-------10--9/14

D:

(guit. 1)

chord: G

(while the 'G' is ringing guit. 2 plays:

(guit.1 2nd verse)--> C C G

B:--10b12r10-8-10-8------8-------------8----------------

G:------------------------------7-------------7---------

D:-------------------8-9----8-9----8-9----8-9----8-9----

A:----------------------------------------------------8-

Guitar 1 begins 2nd verse (same as first) in the middle (the chords

are indicated above guit.2's tab.)

 

2nd verse (guitar 1)

chords: (the C C G written in above figure) and repeat (without guitar

2 until riff #1 is replayed)

 

then replay 'part b'

after you play that (adjust the ending appropriately)

the song gets fast again.

 

(guit.1) chord: G

(guit.2)

E:

B:

G:

D:--12-11-10-9-7

as guit.2 plays the '7' guit.1 begins **1** again.

then both guitars do **3**

then guit.1 does **2** (as written) while guit.2 solos.

then guit.1 does **1**

then guitars 1 and 2 do **3** and guit.3 solos

then vocals come back in and guit.1 plays **2** (play notes of chord

separately again)

 

 

 

(guit. 1)

E:--5-7--8--8--8------|--5-7---8--7--8-

B:--6-8--10-10-10- |--6-8--10--9-10-

G:--7-9--10-10-10- x4 |--7-9--10--9-10- x3

D:

A:

E:

 

(guit. 2)

E:-------------------------0---

B:-----------------------1-----

G:--5-4-2---2--5-4-2---2-------x3

D:--------3----------3---------

 

(guit.1)

E:--5-7---8--7--10--8---12--10--14--14-----14-----14-----

B:--6-8--10--8--12--10--13--12--15----15-----15-----15---

G:--7-9--10--9--12--10--14--12--16------16-----16-----16-

D:

| | | | | | | | |

g.2 | | | | | | | | |

E:--------------------------------

B:--------------------------------

G:--5-4---2--0--------------------

D:---------------3--2---0---------

A:--------------------------3-2-0-

 

$$$

(guit.1)

chords: G

 

(guit.2)

E:--14b15----------------------------------

B:--------15b17r15-------------------------

G:-----------------14b16r14--12--------12--

D:-------------------------------12^14-----

 

(guit.1)

E:------0-----2-----3-----2-----0-----

B:--------3-----3-----3-----3-----3---

G:----------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-

D:------------------------------------

A:--0---------------------------------

 

(guit.2)

E:-----------------------

B:-----------------------

G:---------12------------

D:--12b14------14r12-10--

repeat from $$$

then (guit.1)

chords: C

 

(guit.2)

E:

B:-------------------6---5-----------------------------------------

G:------------5-5^7----7---5-7-----12b13-12-10------------13^12^10-

D:------5-5^7------------------7----------------12-10-9------------

A:--5^7------------------------------------------------------------

E:

E:--0-0-0-

(guit.1) B:--0-0-0-

G:----------------------------------0-0-0-

D:--5-5-5--4-4-4--2--2-2-2----------0-0-0-

A:--3-3-3--2-2-2--0--0-0-0---5-5-4--2-2-2-

E:---------------------------3-3-2--0-0-0-

 

then guit.1 does **1** while guit.3 solos

then guitars 1 and 2 do **3** while guit.3 solos

then guit.1 does **2** while guit.3 solos

then guit.1 plays **1** while guit.3 plays this:

E:-----------------------

B:-----------------------

G:----------------2------

D:-----------2-4-----4-2-

A:--0-0--3-4-------------

E:-----------------------

guit.3 continues to play that lick and guitars 1 and 2 play **3**

 

then vocals return and guit.1 plays **2** (notes of chord broken)

then **4** is played

 

THE END

 

LEGEND:

================

--4^6- = play 4 hammer on 6

--4b5- = play 4 bend up to 5

--5r4- = play 5 release down to 4

--4R- = ride on that note

====================================

 

*gasp* for breath.. nasty tab to write out

I'm sure it'll be semi nasty to decipher as well, but it's pretty much

complete other than the solos..

I play this with only 1 other guitarist. In the case where you only

have 2 guitarists the soloing (guit.3) replaces guit.2 (when they're

both playin together..)

 

The only way to figure out this tab and the song is to listen to the

song a bunch of times while trying to follow the tab and play yer

guitar.. Though the tab looks kinda chaotic, and there r lotsa

references to **3** and **2** etc (which you'll have to memorize ;)

it's fairly complete.

 

Hope some1 uses this tab to it's potential ;)

 

Dustin S. Zawalski

(son of Bob/Robert Zawalski)

bobz@crl.com

 

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