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Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Band
Album

Led Zeppelin IV

(1971)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresHard Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock
LabelsAtlantic
Album rating :  95.1 / 100
Votes :  103
8. When the Levee Breaks (7:08)
Track rating :  94.6 / 100       Votes :  16       [ ]
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break, [X2]
When The Levee Breaks I'll have 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,
Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well.

Don't it make you feel bad
When you're tryin' to find your way home,
You don't know which way to go?
If you're goin' down South
They go no work to do,
If you don't know about Chicago.

Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.

All last night sat on the levee and moaned, [X2]
Thinkin' about me baby and my happy home.
Going, going to Chicago... Going to Chicago... Sorry but I can't take you...
Going down... going down now... going down....
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Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV - Lyrics
1.  Black Dog Lyrics2.  Rock and Roll Lyrics
3.  The Battle of Evermore Lyrics4.  Stairway to Heaven Lyrics
5.  Misty Mountain Hop Lyrics6.  Four Sticks Lyrics
7.  Going to California Lyrics▶   8.  When the Levee Breaks Lyrics
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV - Album Credits
Members
  • Robert Plant : Vocals, Tambourine, Harmonica (track 8), Songwriting (all tracks)
  • Jimmy Page : Guitars, Mandolin (track 3), Songwriting (all tracks)
  • John Paul Jones : Bass, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Mandolin (track 7), Acoustic Guitar (track 3), Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 5, 8)
  • John Bonham : Drums, Songwriting (tracks 2, 8)
Additional musicians
  • Memphis Minnie : Songwriting (track 8)
  • Sandy Denny : Vocals (track 3)
  • Ian Stewart : Piano (track 2)
Other staff
  • Jimmy Page : Producer, Mastering Engineer
  • Peter Grant : Executive Producer
  • George Chkiantz : Mixing Engineer
  • Andy Johns : Engineer, Mixing Engineer
  • Joe Sidore : Mastering (original 1984 cd release)
  • George Marino : Remastering (1990 cd re-release)
  • Barrington Colby M.O.M. : Artwork
  • Graphreaks : Design Coordination
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