Gallows Pole Lyrics

by Led Zeppelin

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my friends coming ridin' many mile
A-friends, d' you get some silver
Did you get a little gold?

What did you bring me, my dear friends
To keep me from the gallows pole?
What did you bring me
To keep me from the gallows pole?

I couldn't get no silver, I couldn't get no gold
You know that we're too damn poor
To keep you from the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while
I think I see my brother coming, ridin' many mile
Brother, did you get me some silver
Did you get a little gold?

A-what did you bring me, my brother
T' keep me from the gallows pole?

Brother, I brought you some silver, yeah
I brought a little gold, I brought a little of everything
To keep you from the gallows pole
Yes, I brought you to keep me from the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, turn your head a while
I think I see my sister coming
Ridin' many mile, mile, mile, mile

Sister, I implore you, take him by the hand
Take him to some shady palace
Save me from the wrath of this man
Please take him, save me from the wrath of this man, man

Hangman, hangman, upon your face a smile
Tell me that I'm free to ride
Ride for many mile, mile, mile

Oh, yes, you got a fine sister
She warmed my blood from cold
She warmed my blood to boiling hot
To keep you from the gallows pole
Pole, pole, pole, yeah, yeah

Your brother brought me silver
Your sister warmed my soul
But now I laugh and pull so hard
See you swinging on the gallows pole, yeah
But now I laugh and pull so hard
And see you swinging on the gallows pole, pole, pole

Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Pole, pole, pole, pole, pole, pole, pole

Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Ah ha ha ha, ah ha ha ha
Ah, ah ha ha ha

Keep a-swinging, keep a-swinging
A-keep a-swinging, keep oh oh oh oh oh
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah, ah ha ha, ah ha ha

Swingin' on the gallows, yeah
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows pole
Swingin' on the gallows, ha
I've got to swing

See-saw, knock on my door, gotta swing
See-saw, knock on my door, I gotta swing
Keep swingin', yeah, keep a-coolin', yeah
Keep a-swingin', yeah, ah, yeah