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Song: Darlene
Album: Coda [released Nov 19, 1982 (US) | Nov 22, 1982 (UK)]
Single: N/A
Credited to: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Related Songs:
Don McLean - American Pie (reference)


Oh, yeah
Darlene, ooh-ooh, Darlene, woo-ooh, Darlene, ooh-ooh, yeah
Darlene, oh-oh, Darlene, oh-whoa-whoa, Darlene, ooh-ooh-ooh
C'mon, baby, give a-me-me a screw

When I see you at that dance with your tight dress on
Whatcha got, it sure is fine, I wanna get me some

Darlene, woo, baby, baby, Darlene, aw, baby, baby, Darlene
Oh, come on, baby, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, hon', babe
Darlene, ooh-woo, Darlene, hey, hey, Darlene, oh, oh
Come back and be my m-sweet little girl

When I see you on the street, makes my heart go flick
I see you walkin' with all those guys, and make me feel so sick

(Guitar Solo)

(Piano Solo)

And I don't care what people say, and I don't care what they do
Sweet child, gotta make you mine
You're the only thing that I wan' do, yeah
And, baby, baby, when you walk down the block, see the people fight
Ooh-woo, child, y'know, you drive me wild
I gotta do it, really gonna try

Woo, baby, I've got my car, I'll take you where it's fine
I'm gonna take you everyplace
D'ya wanna boogie-woogie-woogie-woogie-woogie, it's fine

I'm gonna boogie, Darlene, I'm gonna make you my girl
I'm gonna boogie, Darlene, I wanna send you to another world
'Cause I love you, Darlene, well, I love you, yes I do
I been a-savin' up my money, I been workin' all day long
I gotta give it all back to you

Oh, but I love you, Darlene, 'cause I love you, yes I do
I been workin' in school, I keep workin' every day
I been tryin' to get home to you
And I love you, Darlene, yes I love you, I do
I got a pink carnation and a pickup truck
Savin' it all for you
Oh, I love ya

Go, go, go, go, go

Influences: There's a single line in this song that appears to be borrowed from Don McLean's American Pie - the reference to "a pink carnation and a pickup truck" towards the end.