In My Time Of Dying Lyrics - Led Zeppelin

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(Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant)
but was originally done by Blind Willie Johnson (originally titled "Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed",1928).
It was also recorded by Josh White in the 30s, and by Bob Dylan on his first album in 1962.


In my time of dying, want nobody to mourn
All I want for you to do is take my body home

Well, well, well, so I can die easy (X2)

Jesus, gonna make up my dyin' bed.
Meet me, Jesus, meet me. Meet me in the middle of the air
If my wings should fail me, Lord. Please meet me with another pair

Well, well, well, so I can die easy (X2)

Jesus, gonna make up.. somebody, somebody...
Jesus gonna make up... Jesus gonna make you my dyin' bed

Oh, Saint Peter, at the gates of heaven... Won't you let me in
I never did no harm. I never did no wrong

Oh, Gabriel, let me blow your horn. Let me blow your horn
Oh, I never did, did no harm.

I've only been this young once. I never thought I'd do anybody no wrong
No, not once.

Oh, I did somebody some good. Somebody some good...
Oh, did somebody some good. I must have did somebody some good...
Oh, I believe I did

I see the smiling faces
I know I must have left some traces

And I see them in the streets
And I see them in the field
And I hear them shouting under my feet
And I know it's got to be real
Oh, Lord, deliver me
All the wrong I've done
You can deliver me, Lord
I only wanted to have some fun.

Hear the angels marchin', hear the' marchin', hear them marchin',
hear them marchin', the' marchin'

Oh my Jesus... (repeat)

Oh, don't you make it my dyin', dyin', dyin'...cough

(Studio Chatter: "That's gonna be the one 'asn't it?"
"Come have a listen, then. "
Oh yes, thank you.")






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They stole this and many other songs. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/7/14

Zep had a lot of nerve to put their names on these songs. They just stole them. Willie Dixon sued them and won. Give credit where it is really due. Not to Zep. (and I love Zep too)

Whole Lotta Nonsense | Reviewer: Bill | 7/26/14

No dragons, no wizards, no guitar solos were thirty minutes long. Zeppelin darn sure borrowed from a lot of old blues, but that's how most of the popular music we listen to in the U.S. came about. Folks in England seemed to get hip sooner that most here in the states, including the Rolling Stones (who I love along with Led Zeppelin, and both bands stole from the blues like thieves) who got their name from a Muddy Waters (quite possibly the coolest cat ever)song. Muddy wrote another song appropriately named, "The Blues Had a Baby and They Called it Rock and Roll." (recorded with the late great, and possibly the greatest white bluesman ever, Johnny Winter in the 70's)

What???? | Reviewer: byrnebri | 8/30/13

Led Zeppelin was a band far ahead of its time and probably the best band ever.Even now bands like Rush and Robin Trower are being appreciated for what they truly are. Great Rock and Roll.

Song Lyrics coupled w/ Reality | Reviewer: Forgivenbadboy | 7/21/13

"at the gates of heaven... Won't you let me in
I never did no harm. I never did no wrong"

"I must have did somebody some good...
Oh, I believe I did"

"Oh, Lord, deliver me
All the wrong I've done
You can deliver me, Lord
I only wanted to have some fun."

The Wages of sin is Death,
But the Gift of God is Eternal Life through Christ Jesus

If you Asked Jesus into your Heart & Life confessing your sin
& Receiving his Free Gift of Salvation & making him your Lord
You'll be Forgiven & have ever lasting Life :-)

Wait, what?! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/25/13

''Good track though. Drumming superb. But, essentially, Zep were a gimmick band, appealing to impressionable 14 year old kids by using double neck guitars, 30 minute solos and using all that wizards & dragons imagery.''

It's obvious that this person has not listened to Led Zeppelin prior to reviewing this song.

Led Zeppelin <3 | Reviewer: BelKashmir | 4/4/13

Led Zeppelin, best band ever! Can't believe I could live eighteen years of my life without listening to their magic songs. Thank Jesus I do now, and they became kind of a drug for me.
Long life to Led Zepp!

Led Zep The Genius | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/1/13

The greatest band then and now. Beatles take a hike. This song proves the incredible creativity of Led Zep.
Pounding Bass and Drums, Sliding Guitars, Screaming vocals. Can Mccartney or Lennon sing this. No way.
This song is classic Zeppelin. This song defies classification into one particular genre. I really don't know which direction the song is going sometimes. Its looks incredibly chaotic and at the same time beautifully structured.
They are the best because they were skilled enough to play any complex tunes composed. The individual members of beatles were never as good.
The band consists of best in the world for each of the instruments.
I listened to this song day before yesterday after 6 long years and have been listening to the same even now after 3 days. That, only led zeppelin can do to you. Period. Not the Beatles nor the Stones.
Some would say get a life , my reply would be get "Zepped"
Beatles were great and they popularised rock n roll but they were never as good as Zeppelin. Would Beatles have been as famous if they were as controversial as the LZ. No way man they would have also been thrashed by the critics.


You'd have to be crazy | Reviewer: RussD | 4/6/12

to call Zeppelin a "gimmick band". That's why they stand as the epitome of hard rock after more than 50 years and Led Zeppelin IV still holds a record for most albums sold. They are the best, no debating it.

I was there! | Reviewer: Robby | 8/27/11

Led Zeppelin was popular when I was growing up and I would like to set the record straight.In those days led was called HEAVY METAL. That is right, that is what it was called in the 70s. In fact, some said that zeppelin invented heavy metal. Zeppelin was in a class by itself and there was nothing else like it in it's time. while it is true that they ripped off some of the old blues masters they gave it a much more heavy sound and this made it much more original. Yet zeppelin was very gifted, talented and showed great creativity of there own. For many,many years STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN was the number one rock and roll song EVER! I to started with Physical Graffiti when I was 15. I also love IN MY TIME OF DYING because it's being a gospel song puts a huge hole in all the Satanic hype that always went hand in hand with zeppelin in it's time. Zeppelin will always be an original an classify Jimmy Page right up there with Jimmy Hendrix as one of rocks greatest guitarist of all time.

audiogasm | Reviewer: rhysmcv | 1/26/11

This song became my favorite the very first time I heard it. The way it starts in that slow-burn-blues feel which turns incendiary and melts your face off. There's no band ever that's comparable to Zeppelin. Did they pull stuff from their influences- yes, but eveybody does that in the music world. Jimi Hendrix's ony number 1 hit as a cover of Bob Dylan. It's the fact that Zeppelin took those songs and made them truly their own- as Hendrix did ith Watchtower. Zeppein was the most original, genre-bending band ever. Eash of their albums had a different feel but they all sounded like Zeppelin.

the Stones are great, don't misunderstand me, but you can't compare them -or anybody else, for that matter- to Zeppelin. Recently I listened to every Zeppelin album start to finish and didn't skip one song- not even Stairway- there isn't one blatant skip song on any of their albums. There isn't another band on the planet that one could do that with- even the Stones.

Zep Kicks A$$ | Reviewer: Ronnie | 12/16/10

The last few years of listening to Zep, Ive thought to myself, "why was I so into this band in my High School years' Well after years of not listening to Physical Graffiti in its entirety, I was reminded. Theres not a drummer since John Henry Bonham who can play constant offbeat like he did and probably never will be!!If your new to Zep, listen to No Quarter Live and hear JPJ's talents. And theres way to many Jimmy solos to pick out a great one. Comparing Zep to The Stones is like comparing Apples to Oranges. Their both GREAT!!! Along with The Who & The Kinks and Floyd ect.

The Zep | Reviewer: Cody | 12/4/10

Aussie Doug,
A gimmick? Really? While the Stones are a great band, and do an incredible job of sounding like a band that could have been on Chess records. for many people (beyond 14 year old boys), the 5 string, so painfully behind the beat guitar playing of the great Keef isn't able to supply the same pants kick that the mighty Zep provides. If you prefer the Stones, thats great but don't exile Zep to lame street (ahh, play on words) for mystic imagery, instrument choice on some songs, and musicianship. The Stones have mystic songs too, as well as all the other things you complained about.
Also, poor Robbie. Calling Jesus mythical doesn't make you retarded, the Stones do have their own sound and it is different. It is good. It isn't hard rock. Zep is hard rock, the stones are R&B. Actual rnb, not what they call rnb now.

Missing the party | Reviewer: Franklin | 10/23/10

I truly believe i missed out on some of americas best years im only twenty so i had to grow up with the media trying to mind f teens my age into listening to britney spears and back streat boys, im proud to say i ignored all that poppy crap and was saved by bands like radio head, muse, and The black keys. Im kinda bummed cus i feal like i missed americas best party by being born when i was born, my dream is that we can bring around another golden party age. Peace..

Robbieh | Reviewer: Robbie | 6/20/10

If your calling Jesus mythical, then your straight up retarded, Paige never used doubleneck, And im 14, And couldn't compose any sort of music Zeppelin came up with. The Rolling Stones were phenominal, but your comparing them to something completely different, Zeppelin should have their own genre of music..Rolling Stones are considered Hard rock, Zep? Gold. Idont have anything against these bands, but you cant say the stones are better when they havent composed their own unique and completely different sound.

Try Alvin | Reviewer: Biscuit | 5/31/10

Another version worth a listen is by Alvin Youngblood Hart on his Motivational Speaker album. It is a haunting version and will send chills down your spine. In fact, I'm including it in my top ten songs to play at my funeral.


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