Tangerine (Led Zeppelin song)

Tangerine (Led Zeppelin Song)

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Tangerine (Led Zeppelin song)

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"Tangerine" is a folk rock song composed by Jimmy Page and performed by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released on their 1970 album Led Zeppelin III.

Like several Led Zeppelin tunes written by Page, it has its origins in an old Yardbirds song, in this instance an unreleased composition entitled "Knowing That I'm Losing You".Dave Lewis (1994), The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, Omnibus Press, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9. The Yardbirds version features different lyrics, with the exception of the verse that begins with "Measuring a summer's day."

The track has an acoustic country flavor courtesy of the pedal steel guitar playing of Page.Steven Rosen, , Modern Guitars, May 25, 2007 (originally published in the July 1977, issue of Guitar Player magazine). The song begins with a false start, after which Page pauses to set the right tempo. Throughout its duration, the song continually changes tempo a few bars at a time while the lyrics fondly recall love and contentedness. This was the second-to-last Led Zeppelin song Page wrote without any input from Robert Plant. ("Bron-Yr-Aur" from Physical Graffiti was the last.)

The song uses a simple double track vocal pattern to create a recognisable lilting feel. The song uses a standard Am G D C progression for the verses before moving on to G C D progression for...
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