Classic Rock Lyrics

You Shook Me Lyrics - Led Zeppelin



You know you shook me,
You shook me all night long.
You know you shook me, baby,
You shook me all night long.
You shook me so hard baby,
Baby, baby, please come home.
I have a bird that whistles,
And I have birds that sing.
I have a bird that whistles,
And I have birds that sing.
I have a baby, won't do nothing, oh!
Oh, oh, buy a diamond ring.
You know you shook me, baby,
You shook me all night long.
I know you really, really, did baby.
I said you shook me, baby.
You shook me all night long.
You shook me so hard, baby.
You shook me all night long.



This is a Blues classic that had been recorded by Muddy Waters. It was written by Willie Dixon, who sued Zeppelin for using his song and was awarded a substantial amount.
Jeff Beck released a version of this a few months earlier on his album Truth. He accused Led Zeppelin of stealing his idea.
Jimmy Page played on many sessions for other artists and was a prominent member of The Yardbirds, but when this album was released, his guitar work became legendary not just among musicians, but also among fans. His solo on this was a great example of his talents.
Zeppelin frequently played at their early live shows.
John Paul Jones played the solos on electric piano and organ. Both were double tracked.
This was the first Zeppelin song to use a call-and-response blues style.
Page used his "backward echo" technique on this towards the end with Plant's screaming vocals and the guitar. It was the first time he used this production technique, which invloved hearing the echo before the main sound instead of after it. (thanks, Adrian - Wilmington, DE)
In 2000, Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes released a version of this on Live At The Greek, recorded at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles.


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