This song is a tribute to Bert Berns, an American songwriter and producer who died in 1967. The song is a combination of 2 different Blues songs Berns wrote in the mid-'60s.
Suggestion credit: stephen - Claymont, DE
Led Zeppelin recorded this for their first album, but it was not released until Coda, a collection of outtakes which came out after the band stopped recording. Many of Led Zeppelin's studio leftovers were being bootlegged anyway, which is why they released Coda.
Jonathan from Everywhere, NcI rushed out and bought the Coda LP album on the day it hit the stores - I think in 1980? 1981? And, I played it a million times. This song was not on it. Must have been added on some later collection much, much later. But it was not on Coda. Incidentally, the original LP was a really cool package.
Alex from Boucherville (montreal), QcI confirm it is not really on Coda... at least not on the CD I have.
Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiSo technically, it IS on Coda. Darn. I was just about to say that.
Joe from Birmingham, EnglandClearing up some misconceptions: 1. the song based on Bert Berns' "Baby Come On Home", which had been recorded by Hoagy Lands (1964) and Solomon Burke (1965), each with slightly different music and lyrics. 2. the song was unreleased until it surfaced on 1993's "Boxed Set 2". 3. the song was later included on "The Complete Studio Recordings" as a bonus track on the "Coda" disc. (But it has never been released on the individual "Coda" album.)
Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiThis was actually a bonus track on Coda in 1993.
Johnnyfry from Toronto, CanadaI was listening to an interview given by Robert Plant about this song, whether he was being tongue in cheek or not, I don't know, but this is what he said. It was in fact only "found" in the 1990's. Apparently when they were cleaning out old reels at a studio that the old owners were abandoning some guy saw a reel with Led Zeppelin written on it. Page got wind of it and basically saved the reel and after listening to it decided that it was worth putting out on one of their box sets (I think their second box set release in the 90's). Plant laughed that the song should have been kept there, but this song has worth only due to his contribution, it was from one of their early sessions, probably Zeppelin I timeframe. Not alot of guitar work on this one, but great vocals and feel. I was happy to hear a new song also, and I believe it was briefly on the top 100 charts or something here in Canada when first released.
Daniel from Atlanta, GaPertaining to the first statement under "Songfacts", obviously one of the two songs referenced is B. Burns' song by the same name. What is the the name of the other?
Terri from Houston, TxNo, this isn't on Coda. The only place to get it is on the 2-disc box set. It is a great song and as a HUGE Zep freak, I could not believe I had never heard this song before. While driving home from Austin to Houston, I heard the unmistakable voice of Robert Plant, and thought it was a new solo song. But quickly realized Page was on guitar and thought - what the hell ? Well it ended way to soon and I guess the moronic DJ thought anyone with a brain would know who it was, and didn't give the title or any info. I was consumed by this lack of info and could not findout what the title was. My husband bought me the 2-disc set as a gift (even though I have every album) and voila! there was the mystery song. I was ecstatic! I had NEW Zeppelin to listen to, and probably drove him nuts until I learned every word, and it's one of my favorites now simply because I never hear it on the radio. This song has a gospel blues quality I really like, and shows again the diversity of the GREATEST band of them all. Note - to new Zep fans, if you want a good mix of Zep without rushing out and getting every album, buy the 2-disc box set, and Early Days & Latter Days. These 4 discs are the best way to get a bit of everything, and pretty sure just one duplicated song.