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#SLS — Bring it on Home by Led Zeppelin

Jim Adams is the steadfast host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says:
This week we have Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send and I think that everyone should be able to find a song that uses one of these prompt words.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

Led Zeppelin l-r John Paul Jones (bass), John Bonham (drums), Jimmy Page (lead guitar), Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica)


Bring It On Home” is a blues song written by American music arranger and songwriter Willie Dixon. Sonny Boy Williamson II recorded it in 1963, but the song was not released until 1966.

In 1969, English rock band Led Zeppelin recorded a version of the song for their album Led Zeppelin II. The intro and outro were deliberate homages to the Sonny Boy Williamson song, whereas the rest of the track was an original composition by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Plant’s harmonica part was recorded in Vancouver. The band went on tour with the master tapes for Led Zeppelin II and recorded parts in various studios.

Without songwriter Willie Dixon’s knowledge, Arc Music, the music publishing arm of Chess Records, brought a claim against Led Zeppelin for using “Bring It On Home” without its permission. The group maintained that they copied parts of the song as an intentional tribute to Williamson but resolved the matter with an undisclosed cash settlement. For the 2003 live album How the West Was Won, the song was credited to Dixon alone, with the note “Medley contains ‘Bring It On Back’ (Jimmy Page/Robert Plant/John Paul Jones/John Bonham.)” On the 2014 Led Zeppelin II reissue, Dixon is listed as the sole songwriter.

Led Zeppelin frequently performed this song live at Led Zeppelin concerts, first appearing as an encore on the band’s 1970 UK tour. When played live, the song exhibited sharp interplay between Page’s guitar, John Bonham’s drums and John Paul Jones’ bass. This can be seen on the Led Zeppelin DVD, which features a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970. A recording from a June 25, 1972, concert in Los Angeles is included on How the West Was Won.

From 1973, the song was dropped from the band’s live set list. However, the middle section riff was retained and served as the introduction to “Black Dog” on the band’s 1973 tour of the United States, as documented in the concert film The Song Remains the Same.

“Bring It On Home” was played at the reunion of surviving Led Zeppelin members staged at Jason Bonham’s wedding reception in May 1990.



Mmm baby
‘M gonna bring it on home to you
I’ve got my ticket, I’ve got that load
Gone up, go higher, all aboard
‘M take my seat, a-right way back, ooooh yeah
Watch this train goin’ down the track
Gonna bring it on home
Bring it on home to you
Watch out, watch out, man move

Try to tell you baby
What you tryin’ to do
Tryin’ to love me baby
Love some other man too
Bring it on home, bring it on home

Went ‘n a little walk downtown, ah yeah
Missed ‘n got back late
Found a note there waiting
An’ it said, Daddy, I just can’t wait
Bring it on home, bring it on home
Bring it back home, bring it back home to me baby

Tell you, pretty baby
You love to mess me ‘roun’
I’m gonna give you lovin’, baby
Gonna move you outta town
Bring it on home, bring it on home

Sweetest little baby
Daddy ever saw
I’m gonna keep you lovin’ baby
I’m gonna give you more
Bring it on home, bring it on home
Bring it on home, alright

Bring it on home
Bring it on home to you
Songwriters: Willie Dixon

15 thoughts on “#SLS — Bring it on Home by Led Zeppelin

    1. Wha???? So many questions. 1)why are they lost in your basement? 2) why aren’t you listening to them? 3) if you aren’t listening to them, why keep them? Sorry for giving you the 3rd degree, Ricky, but find them and rock out!!!!!!


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