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聴き比べ  レッド・ツェッペリン (Led Zeppellin)の『天国への階段(Stairway to Heaven)』

今日の「聴き比べ」はレッド・ツェッペリン (Led Zeppellin)『天国への階段(Stairway to Heaven)』です。




この曲は1971年、レッド・ツェッペリンの4枚目のアルバム『Untitled』に収録されました。ロバート・プラント(Robert Plant)ジミー・ペイジ(Jimmy Page)による作品です。いまさら何も言うことはありません。彼らを代表する名曲です。


Stairway to Heaven

By  Jimmy Page / Robert Plant


There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold

And she's buying a stairway to Heaven

When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed

With a word she can get what she came for

Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to Heaven

There's a sign on the wall, but she wants to be sure

'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings

In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings

Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven


Ooh, makes me wonder

Ooh, makes me wonder


There's a feeling I get when I look to the west

And my spirit is crying for leaving

In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees

And the voices of those who stand looking


Ooh, it makes me wonder

Ooh, really makes me wonder

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And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune

Then the piper will lead us to reason

And a new day will dawn for those who stand long

And the forests will echo with laughter


If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed, now

It's just a spring clean for the May queen

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run

There's still time to change the road you're on


And it makes me wonder

Ohh, woah


Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know

The piper's calling you to join him

Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow? And did you know

Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?


And as we wind on down the road

Our shadows taller than our soul

There walks a lady we all know

Who shines white light and wants to show

How everything still turns to gold

And if you listen very hard

The tune will come to you at last

When all are one and one is all

To be a rock and not to roll


And she's buying a stairway to Heaven


Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven (Official Audio)


この曲をあのフランク・ザッパ(Frank Zappa)大先生がカバーしています。これは面白いです。1991年に発表されたアルバム『Best Band You Never Heard』です。ライヴ音源です。

Stairway To Heaven


グレイト・ホワイト(Great White)もカバーしています。1999年のアルバム『Great Zeppelin: A Tribute to Led Zeppelinです。 

Stairway to Heaven


ハート(Heart)もカバーしました。アルバム『Little Queenのリイシュー盤でのボーナストラックです。これもライヴ音源です。

Stairway to Heaven (Live At The Kennedy Center Honors)