This is a reworking of the Appalachian folk song. Plant closes Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar
with another interpretation of the traditional tune in the guise of "Arbaden (Maggie's Babby)
." Asked by Billboard
magazine what attracted him to the song, Plant replied: "I wanted to do something that expressed my absolute connection with the American way -- despite the fact that I'm British, and despite the fact that halfway through I'm going to turn it into some strange sampled dirge that sounds like it's from Bristol, England. So we used electronics, a banjo, African instruments. It's all about getting hold of a song and messing with it."