“Stairway to Heaven” Sung by “Heart” at the Kennedy Center

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I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, and of course Stairway to Heaven is one of my favorite air guitar songs. Here at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on 26 December 2012 they had a tribute to several artists including the surviving members of Led Zeppelin who were in attendance. The group Heart sang Stairway to Heaven in this video, which did bring a tear to my eye, especially watching Robert Plant’s reaction. I forgot to mention i first found this at the Currents and Waves mostly poetry blog i am now exploring. Enjoy!

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For some reason i cannot embed this video, so just follow this link.

And here is a link to a longer video called Led Zeppelin – Kennedy Center Honors (12-26-12) FULL Segment which has a Rockumentary of the group and has the groups listed below singing their songs pretty damned well, described here from YT:

Entire Led Zeppelin portion of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Show televised on December 26, 2012 including: Introduction by Jack Black, the Foo Fighters playing “Rock and Roll”, Kid Rock playing “Ramble On”, Lenny Kravitz playing “Whole Lotta Love” and Jason Bonham, Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart) and a full choir playing “Stairway To Heaven”.

And i have to include here the full lyrics from Stairway to Heaven:

Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

Songwriters: PAGE, JAMES PATRICK (JIMMY)/PLANT, ROBERT ANTHONY

There’s a lady who’s sure

All that glitters is gold

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven

 

And when she gets there she knows

If the stores are closed

With a word she can get what she came for

 

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven

 

There’s a sign on the wall

But she wants to be sure

‘Cause you know sometimes words have

Two meanings

 

In a tree by the brook

There’s a songbird who sings

Sometimes all of our thoughts are

Misgiven

 

Ooh, it makes me wonder

 

Ooh, it makes me wonder

 

There’s a feeling I get

When I look to the west

And my spirit is crying

For leaving

 

In my thoughts I have seen

Rings of smoke through the trees

And the voices of those

Who stand looking

 

Ooh, it makes me wonder

 

Ooh, it really makes me wonder

 

And it’s whispered that soon

If we all call the tune

Then the piper will lead us to reason

 

And a new day will dawn

For those who stand long

And the forests will

Echo with laughter

 

And it makes me wonder

 

Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, ooh, whoa, oh

 

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow

Don’t be alarmed now

It’s just a spring clean

For the May-queen

 

Yes, there are two paths you can go by

But in the long run

There’s still time to change

The road you’re on

 

And it makes me wonder

 

Aw, uh, oh

 

Your head is humming and it won’t go

In case you don’t know

The piper’s calling you to join him

 

Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow?

And did you know

Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

 

(Solo)

 

And as we wind on down the road

Our shadows taller than our soul

There walks a lady we all know

Who shines white light and wants to show

How everything still turns to gold

And if you listen very hard

The tune will come to you at last

When all are one and one is all

To be a rock and not to roll

 

And she’s buying a stairway

To heaven…

One thought on ““Stairway to Heaven” Sung by “Heart” at the Kennedy Center

  1. I love Lead Zeppelin, my brother was really into them when they were big, but I got into theme at college. Fantastic music. Loved Stairway to heaven, but Kashmir is probably my favourite.

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