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Song: Misty Mountain Hop
Album: Untitled [released Nov 8, 1971 (US) | Nov 12, 1971 (UK)]
Single: Black Dog/Misty Mountain Hop [Dec 2, 1971]
Credited to: Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant
Related Songs:
The Bossmen - Brain Washed (music)


Walkin' in the park just the other day, baby
What do ya, what do ya think I saw
Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair said
Hey, boy, do you wanna score
And you know how it is
I really don't know what time it was, whoa-ho-ho
So I asked 'em if I could stay a while

I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really, really outta my mind
Just then, a policeman stepped up to me, asked us, said, please, hey, would we care
To all get in line, get in line
Well, y'know, they asked us to stay for tea and have some fun
Ho-ho-ho, he said that his friends would all drop by

Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see
And baby, baby, baby, do ya like it
There you sit, sittin' spare like a book on a shelf rustin'
Ah, not tryin' to fight it
You really don't care if they're comin', whoa-ho-ho
I know that it's only a state of mind

If you go down in the streets today, baby, you better
You better open your eyes, whoa-oh, yeah
Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care, really don't
Which, which way the pressure lies
So I've decided what I'm gonna do, now
So I'm packin' my bags for the Misty Mountains, where the spirits go, now
Over the hills where the spirits fly

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-hoo-ooh
I really don't know, know, know, know, know, know, know
I really don't know, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I really don't know

Influences: The song Brain Washed by The Bossmen (featuring David Clayton-Thomas, the lead singer for Blood, Sweat & Tears), recorded in 1966, contains a riff very similar to the one featured in Misty Mountain Hop. (Thanks again, Steve!)