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There are songs by other bands that I believe would make others think about Jimmy.

One that comes to mind is Heart's "Magic Man".....

Magic Man

Cold late night so long ago

When I was not so strong you know

A pretty man came to me

Never seen eyes so blue

I could not run away

It seemed we'd seen each other in a dream

It seemed like he knew me

He looked right through me

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile

"You don't have to love me yet

Let's get high awhile

But try to understand

Try to understand

Try try try to understand

I'm a magic man."

Winter nights we sang in tune

Played inside the months of moon

Never think of never

Let this spell last forever

Summer over passed to fall

Tried to realized it all

Mama says she's a worried

Growing up in a hurry

"Come on home, girl" mama cried on the phone

"Too soon to lose my baby yet my girl should be at home!"

"But try to understand, try to understand

Try try try to understand

He's a magic man, mama

He's a magic man"

Oooh, he's got the Magic Hands . . . B):D

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile

"I cast my spell of love on you a woman from a child!

But try to understand, try to understand

I'm a magic man!"

Edited by The Rover

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And this one by Van Halen:

Top Jimmy

Some friends of mine, just the other night,

Went to hear this cool cat blow.

The say he sang so good that the roof fell in,

And they didn't even stop the show.

They don't remember the place, but they remember the face,

And now everybody wanna go.

Top jimmy cooks, Top Jimmy swings.

He's got the look. Top Jimmy, he's the king.

Jimmy on the television, famous people laughing with him,

Jimmy on the news at five.

Jimmy on the radio and even on the video,

That baddest cat alive!

Driving all the women crazy, only want jimmy-baby,

Love it when he rolls his eyes.

Juke-joint jimmy is the latest thing,

He's got the sound that everybody digs.

And the joint been jumpin' when the band been pumpin'

And you know they're playing crazy gigs.

Well you ain't been living till you've seen the living thing,

Top Jimmy and his rhythm kings.

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Mr. Mistoffelees

You ought to know Mr. Mistoffelees!

The Original Conjuring Cat -

(There can be no doubt about that).

Please listen to me and don't scoff. All his

Inventions are off his own bat.

There's no such Cat in the metropolis;

He holds all the patent monopolies

For performing surprising illusions

And creating eccentric confusions.

At prestidigitation

And at legerdemain

He'll defy examination

And deceive you again.

The greatest magicians have something to learn

From Mr. Mistoffelees' Conjuring Turn.

Presto!

Away we go!

And we all say: OH!

Well I never!

Was there ever

A Cat so clever

As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

He is quiet and small, he is black

From his ears to the tip of his tail;

He can creep through the tiniest crack

He can walk on the narrowest rail.

He can pick any card from a pack,

He is equally cunning with dice;

He is always deceiving you into believing

That he's only hunting for mice.

He can play any trick with a cork

Or a spoon and a bit of fish-paste;

If you look for a knife or a fork

And you think it is merely misplaced -

You have seen it one moment, and then it is gawn!

But you'll find it next week lying out on the lawn.

And we all say: OH!

Well I never!

Was there ever

A Cat so clever

As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

His manner is vague and aloof,

You would think there was nobody shyer -

But his voice has been heard on the roof

When he was curled up by the fire.

and he's sometimes been heard by the fire

When he was about on the roof -

(At least we all heard somebody who purred)

Which is incontestable proof

Of his singular magical powers:

And I have known the family to call

Him in from the garden for hours,

While he was asleep in the hall.

And not long ago this phenomenal Cat

Produced seven kittens right out of a hat!

And we all said: OH!

Well I never!

Did you ever

Know a Cat so clever

As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

I know that it is not a song it is a poem but 1) it reminds me of him and 2) it has been sung in the musical.

Edited by Jimmy's A Legend

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Eddie Cochran's "Skinny Jim"

Well I know a guy just teeth, bone and skin

That's it what they ravin' 'bout, Skinny Jim

Skinny Jim, ooh man? Skinny Jim

Oh yes-yes-yes all the gals love him Skinny Jim

Oh well, I went to a party and I met Skinny Jim

My baby came with me but she left with him

Skinny Jim, ooh man, Skinny Jim

Mmm, yes-yes-yes all the gals love him Skinny Jim

Well ol' Jim's got charm, he got class

All the women love him, oh well-well yes

Skinny Jim? ooh man, Skinny Jim

Oh yes-yes-yes all the gals love him Skinny Jim

Well be-bop-a-lula Skinny Jim

Ooh, be-bop-a-lula Skinny Jim

Ooh, be-bop-a-lula Skinny Jim

Ooh, be-bop-a-lula Skinny Jim

Oh yes-yes-yes all the gals love him Skinny Jim

B)

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There are songs by other bands that I believe would make others think about Jimmy.

One that comes to mind is Heart's "Magic Man".....

Has Ann or Nancy Wilson ever said who Magic Man is about? I always thought that they were singing about Jimmy, especially since they're both big Zeppelin fans.

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A couple make me think of him, the first is more of what he means to me. Barry White's "You're The First, The Last, My Everything." It's so swirly almost how Jimmy makes you so dizzy...

"I know there is only one like you

there is no way they could have never made two

Your my reality

I'm lost and not free

You're the first, the last, my everything"

The second is the British Kaliedescope's "Sky Children." Thinking of Jimmy as a dreamy little boy.

"The children were so sad

the time had come to leave.

So the people waved good-bye

and beg them to leave

of the wonders they had seen

in the island of the sky.

And they said they would and away

they did fly through the white clouds of no time.

Til forever it seems

and the children staid children

and lived in their dreams"

Edited by aen27

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Bad Company Feel Like Makin Love:

Baby, when I think about you

I think about love

Darlin, dont live without you

And your love

If I had those golden dreams

Of my yesterdays

I would wrap you in the heaven

till Im dyin on the way

Feel like makin

Feel like makin love

Feel like makin love to you

Baby, if I think about you

I think about love

Darlin if I live without you

I live without love

If I had the sun and moon

I would give you both night and day

Of satisfyn

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Has Ann or Nancy Wilson ever said who Magic Man is about? I always thought that they were singing about Jimmy, especially since they're both big Zeppelin fans.

They didn't write the song, did they? I could have sworn I'd heard it earlier sung by various other people, but that could be my increasingly shaky memory. :D

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Another One to think about Jimmy by:

"Guitar Man" by Bread (the "Baby, I'm a want you"... band)

Who draws the crowd and plays so loud,

Baby its the guitar man.

Whos gonna steal the show, you know

Baby its the guitar man,

He can make you love, he can make you cry

He will bring you down, then hell get you high

Somethin keeps him goin, miles and miles a day

To find another place to play.

Night after night who treats you right,

Baby its the guitar man

Whos on the radio, you go listen

To the guitar man

Then he comes to town, and you see his face,

And you think you might like to take his place

Somethin keeps him driftin miles and miles away

Searchin for the songs to play.

Then you listen to the music and you like to sing along,

You want to get the meaning out of each and evry song

Then you find yourself a message and some words to call your own

And take them home.

He can make you love, he can get you high

He will bring you down, then hell make you cry

Somethin keeps him movin, but no one seems to know

What it is that makes him go.

Then the lights begin to flicker and the sound is getting dim

The voice begins to falter and the crowds are getting thin

But he never seems to notice hes just got to find

Another place to play,

Anyway got to play, anyway got to play.

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Another One to think about Jimmy by:

"Guitar Man" by Bread (the "Baby, I'm a want you"... band)

Who draws the crowd and plays so loud,

Baby its the guitar man.

Whos gonna steal the show, you know

Baby its the guitar man,

He can make you love, he can make you cry

He will bring you down, then hell get you high

Somethin keeps him goin, miles and miles a day

To find another place to play.

Night after night who treats you right,

Baby its the guitar man

Whos on the radio, you go listen

To the guitar man

Then he comes to town, and you see his face,

And you think you might like to take his place

Somethin keeps him driftin miles and miles away

Searchin for the songs to play.

Then you listen to the music and you like to sing along,

You want to get the meaning out of each and evry song

Then you find yourself a message and some words to call your own

And take them home.

He can make you love, he can get you high

He will bring you down, then hell make you cry

Somethin keeps him movin, but no one seems to know

What it is that makes him go.

Then the lights begin to flicker and the sound is getting dim

The voice begins to falter and the crowds are getting thin

But he never seems to notice hes just got to find

Another place to play,

Anyway got to play, anyway got to play.

Perfect Rover!!! I like Bread on a breezy summer night :)

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Mr. Mistoffelees

You ought to know Mr. Mistoffelees!

The Original Conjuring Cat -

(There can be no doubt about that).

Please listen to me and don't scoff. All his

Inventions are off his own bat.

There's no such Cat in the metropolis;

He holds all the patent monopolies

For performing surprising illusions

And creating eccentric confusions.

At prestidigitation

And at legerdemain

He'll defy examination

And deceive you again.

The greatest magicians have something to learn

From Mr. Mistoffelees' Conjuring Turn.

Presto!

Away we go!

And we all say: OH!

Well I never!

Was there ever

A Cat so clever

As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

He is quiet and small, he is black

From his ears to the tip of his tail;

He can creep through the tiniest crack

He can walk on the narrowest rail.

He can pick any card from a pack,

He is equally cunning with dice;

He is always deceiving you into believing

That he's only hunting for mice.

He can play any trick with a cork

Or a spoon and a bit of fish-paste;

If you look for a knife or a fork

And you think it is merely misplaced -

You have seen it one moment, and then it is gawn!

But you'll find it next week lying out on the lawn.

And we all say: OH!

Well I never!

Was there ever

A Cat so clever

As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

His manner is vague and aloof,

You would think there was nobody shyer -

But his voice has been heard on the roof

When he was curled up by the fire.

and he's sometimes been heard by the fire

When he was about on the roof -

(At least we all heard somebody who purred)

Which is incontestable proof

Of his singular magical powers:

And I have known the family to call

Him in from the garden for hours,

While he was asleep in the hall.

And not long ago this phenomenal Cat

Produced seven kittens right out of a hat!

And we all said: OH!

Well I never!

Did you ever

Know a Cat so clever

As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

I know that it is not a song it is a poem but 1) it reminds me of him and 2) it has been sung in the musical.

I love Cats, and this song especially.

And whats about Rum Tum Tugger? Percy's cat equal, I think!

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This song is actually about a girl but this is not the reason why it reminds me of Jimmy it's the highlighted lines.

flicka flicka flicka

here you are

cata cata cata

caterpillar girl

flowing in

and filling up my hopeless heart

oh never never go

dust my lemon lies

with powder pink and sweet

the day i stop

is the day you change

and fly away from me

you flicker

and you're beautiful

you glow inside my head

you hold me hypnotized

i'm mesmerized

your flames

the flames that kiss me dead

oh dust my lemon lies

with powder pink and sweet

the day i stop

is the day you change

and fly away from me

flicka flicka flicka

here you are

cata cata cata

caterpillar girl

flowing in

and filling up my hopeless heart

oh never never go

dust my lemon lies

with powder pink and sweet

the day i stop

is the day you change

and fly away

away from me

cata cata cata

caterpillar girl

cata cata cata

caterpillar girl

cata cata cata

caterpillar girl

cata cata cata

cata cata cata

caterpillar girl

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There are songs by other bands that I believe would make others think about Jimmy.

One that comes to mind is Heart's "Magic Man".....

Magic Man

Has Ann or Nancy Wilson ever said who Magic Man is about? I always thought that they were singing about Jimmy, especially since they're both big Zeppelin fans.

It's a great song. We used to think the song was about Robert, because of the mention of "blue eyes". But then, I seem to remember reading an interview with Nancy (or Ann) and it she said the song was about an old boyfriend. I think it might have been Nancy because in a later interview, she talked about dating a rocker but when she met Cameron, there was an instant and beautiful connection between the two.

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Another One to think about Jimmy by:

"Guitar Man" by Bread (the "Baby, I'm a want you"... band)

I haven't thought of that song in years but it's a good choice.

Another song, this one by Lynyrd Skynyrd: What's your name?

What's your name, little girl?

What's your name?

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I watched a Behind The Music: Heart and Ann said, "Mike Fisher was the Magic Man. Absolutely." He, of course, was guitarist Roger Fisher's brother. Roger dated Nancy. So for a time, the Wilson sisters dated the Fisher brothers. Hope this helps :wave:.

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Not for the lyrics, but I've always thought the guitar solo in the Cult's "Love Removal Machine" sounded very Jimmy-ish, esp. the second solo at the end:

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It's a great song. We used to think the song was about Robert, because of the mention of "blue eyes". But then, I seem to remember reading an interview with Nancy (or Ann) and it she said the song was about an old boyfriend. I think it might have been Nancy because in a later interview, she talked about dating a rocker but when she met Cameron, there was an instant and beautiful connection between the two.

Oh ok, I guess they didn't write it about Jimmy (or Robert either).

My reason about why I thought it was about Jimmy was because to me, it sort of sounds like it was written about Jimmy & Lori, since it's about a girl who falls for an older man. I know the Wilson sisters are from the Seattle area, but it might be possible that they heard the story & wrote a song.

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There are songs by other bands that I believe would make others think about Jimmy.

One that comes to mind is Heart's "Magic Man".....

Magic Man

Cold late night so long ago

When I was not so strong you know

A pretty man came to me

Never seen eyes so blue

I could not run away

It seemed we'd seen each other in a dream

It seemed like he knew me

He looked right through me

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile

"You don't have to love me yet

Let's get high awhile

But try to understand

Try to understand

Try try try to understand

I'm a magic man."

Winter nights we sang in tune

Played inside the months of moon

Never think of never

Let this spell last forever

Summer over passed to fall

Tried to realized it all

Mama says she's a worried

Growing up in a hurry

"Come on home, girl" mama cried on the phone

"Too soon to lose my baby yet my girl should be at home!"

"But try to understand, try to understand

Try try try to understand

He's a magic man, mama

He's a magic man"

Oooh, he's got the Magic Hands . . . B):D

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile

"I cast my spell of love on you a woman from a child!

But try to understand, try to understand

I'm a magic man!"

How's it going all? These are all great songs guys, you all have great tastes in music. When I was younger, I used to think that all of these songs were about Pagey. When I think of Pagey in a song, I think of two of Paul McCartney's songs as a tribute to Jimmy from the VENUS AND MARS album from 1975 entitled "Venus And Mars" and "Rock Show." The lyrics go like this quoted word for word as follows:

VENUS AND MARS

Sitting in the stand of the sports arena,

waiting for the show to begin.

Red lights, green lights, strawberry wine,

A good friend of mine, follows the stars,

Venus and Mars

are alright tonight.

ROCK SHOW

What's that man holding in his hand?

He looks a lot like a guy I knew way back when

It's silly willy with the Philly band

Could be......OO-ee.........

What's that man movin' cross the stage?

It looks a lot like the one used by JIMMY PAGE

It's like a relic from a different age

Could be......OO-ee.........

If there's a ROCK SHOW

at the Concertgebow

They've got long hair

at the Madison Square

You've got Rock and Roll

at the Hollywood Bowl,

we'll be there.......Oh yeah..........

The lights go down---they're back in town O.K.

Behind the stacks you glimpse an axe

The tension mounts you score an ounce Ole!

Temperatures rise as you see

the white of their eyes

If there's a ROCK SHOW.....

in my green metal suit I'm preparing

to shoot up the city

And the ring at the end of my nose

makes me look rather pretty

It's a pity there's nobody here

to witness the end

Save for my dear old friend and confidante---

Mademoiselle Kitty

What's that man movin' to and fro?

That decibal meter doesn't seem

to be reading low.

But they was louder at the Rainbow

Could be...........OO-ee.........

If there's a ROCK SHOW

at the Concertgebow

They've got long hair

at the Madison Square

You've got Rock and Roll

at the Hollywood Bowl

we'll be there...... Oh yeah......

If there's a ROCK SHOW......

If there's a ROCK SHOW......

If there's a ROCK SHOW......

END OF SONG, ROCK ON!

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I watched a Behind The Music: Heart and Ann said, "Mike Fisher was the Magic Man. Absolutely." He, of course, was guitarist Roger Fisher's brother. Roger dated Nancy. So for a time, the Wilson sisters dated the Fisher brothers. Hope this helps :wave:.

Thanks! Yes, it does help! I appreciate the info. :)

Oh ok, I guess they didn't write it about Jimmy (or Robert either).

My reason about why I thought it was about Jimmy was because to me, it sort of sounds like it was written about Jimmy & Lori, since it's about a girl who falls for an older man. I know the Wilson sisters are from the Seattle area, but it might be possible that they heard the story & wrote a song.

No problem. I was wrong too. Without knowing anything about the connection to Heart and/or Zep, I suppose the song could refer to any young girl and any older rocker.

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I haven't thought of that song in years but it's a good choice.

Another song, this one by Lynyrd Skynyrd: What's your name?

What's your name, little girl?

What's your name?

:hysterical:

Shouldn't you stay girl

What's the next line "You'll never be the same"? If it's not it probably should be :D

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Shouldn't you stay girl

What's the next line "You'll never be the same"? If it's not it probably should be :D

That song still gets to me:

Can I get you a taxi home

It sure was grand

When I come back here next year

I wanna see you again

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Thanks! Yes, it does help! I appreciate the info. :)

No problem. I was wrong too. Without knowing anything about the connection to Heart and/or Zep, I suppose the song could refer to any young girl and any older rocker.

I LOVE this David Lee Roth Quote:

A Young girl comes up to David Lee Roth... and says.... "Gee, I've never been with anyone as old as you are...."

DLR then quips: "I was about to say the same thing to you". :lol:

Edited by The Rover

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How about Jimmy Mack?

"Jimmy, Oh Jimmy, Jimmy Mack, why don't you hurry back"

Sorry, it's the best I could do.

Then there's the Croce song about "you don't mess around with Jim"

but that doesn't really fit Mr. Page.

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How's it going all? These are all great songs guys, you all have great tastes in music. When I was younger, I used to think that all of these songs were about Pagey. When I think of Pagey in a song, I think of two of Paul McCartney's songs as a tribute to Jimmy from the VENUS AND MARS album from 1975 entitled "Venus And Mars" and "Rock Show." The lyrics go like this quoted word for word as follows:

VENUS AND MARS

Sitting in the stand of the sports arena,

waiting for the show to begin.

Red lights, green lights, strawberry wine,

A good friend of mine, follows the stars,

Venus and Mars

are alright tonight.

ROCK SHOW

What's that man holding in his hand?

He looks a lot like a guy I knew way back when

It's silly willy with the Philly band

Could be......OO-ee.........

What's that man movin' cross the stage?

It looks a lot like the one used by JIMMY PAGE

It's like a relic from a different age

Could be......OO-ee.........

If there's a ROCK SHOW

at the Concertgebow

They've got long hair

at the Madison Square

You've got Rock and Roll

at the Hollywood Bowl,

we'll be there.......Oh yeah..........

The lights go down---they're back in town O.K.

Behind the stacks you glimpse an axe

The tension mounts you score an ounce Ole!

Temperatures rise as you see

the white of their eyes

If there's a ROCK SHOW.....

in my green metal suit I'm preparing

to shoot up the city

And the ring at the end of my nose

makes me look rather pretty

It's a pity there's nobody here

to witness the end

Save for my dear old friend and confidante---

Mademoiselle Kitty

What's that man movin' to and fro?

That decibal meter doesn't seem

to be reading low.

But they was louder at the Rainbow

Could be...........OO-ee.........

If there's a ROCK SHOW

at the Concertgebow

They've got long hair

at the Madison Square

You've got Rock and Roll

at the Hollywood Bowl

we'll be there...... Oh yeah......

If there's a ROCK SHOW......

If there's a ROCK SHOW......

If there's a ROCK SHOW......

END OF SONG, ROCK ON!

Oh my goodness, when I saw this post about Venus and Mars/Rock Show I remembered back to something I did in high school and I started to crack up! We were in driver ed behind the wheel training and this song happened to come on the radio (I'm not sure exactly why we were even able to have the radio on at that time anyway! :)) Well, it was my turn next to get behind the wheel, so we pulled the car over just as it was getting close to the part about Jimmy. I jumped out of my seat and was rushing the other girl out of the drivers seat, because I wanted to be driving the car when that part of the song came on (which of course I was :blush::bagoverhead:) One of the girls in the back who knew I was a Zeppelin & Pagey nut at that time was of course giggling about it :lol:

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Oh my goodness, when I saw this post about Venus and Mars/Rock Show I remembered back to something I did in high school and I started to crack up! We were in driver ed behind the wheel training and this song happened to come on the radio (I'm not sure exactly why we were even able to have the radio on at that time anyway! :)) Well, it was my turn next to get behind the wheel, so we pulled the car over just as it was getting close to the part about Jimmy. I jumped out of my seat and was rushing the other girl out of the drivers seat, because I wanted to be driving the car when that part of the song came on (which of course I was :blush::bagoverhead:) One of the girls in the back who knew I was a Zeppelin & Pagey nut at that time was of course giggling about it :lol:

Great memory "IluvJimmyPage," I also have a memory of some kind while in Drivers Training in High School. My best friend Tod and I were in the same school driver car along with our teacher and we were listening to "Rock Show" on the radio. It was raining hard that day and I could barely see where I was going and as I was making a left turn, I made the turn too wide resulting in me hitting a telephone poll. WHAT IS IT WITH ME AND TELEPHONE POLLS? After that, I got kicked out of class and had to take the class over again the following semester which I passed. Y-E-A-H!

When I think of Pagey in a song, in my opinion, I can only think of one song that pretty much sums Jimmy up. That song, the 1986 classic "Wanted Dead Or Alive" by BON JOVI. Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi & Ritchie Sambora. The lyrics go like this word for word:

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

It's all the same, only the names will change

Everyday it seems we're wasting away

Another place where the faces are so cold

I'd drive all night

Just to get back home

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride

I'm wanted dead or alive

Wanted dead or alive

Sometimes I sleep, sometimes it's not for days

And people I meet always go their separate ways

Sometimes you tell the day

By the bottle that you drink

And times when you're all alone all you do is think

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride

I'm wanted dead or alive

Wanted dead or alive

Guitar solo

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride

And I'm wanted dead or alive

Wanted dead or alive

I walk these streets, a loaded six string on my back

I play for keeps, cause I might not make it back

I been everywhere, still I'm standing tall

I've seen a million faces

And I've rocked them all

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride

I'm wanted dead or alive

I'm a cowboy, I got the night on my side

I'm wanted dead or alive

Wanted dead or alive

END OF SONG

In my opinion, that song pretty much sums up Jimmy Page. ROCK ON!

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