Записана и смикширована в октябре 1968
на студии Olympic Studios, London.
Инженер Глин Джонс (Glyn Johns).
Впервые выпущена 12 января 1969 на альбоме «Led Zeppelin» (Atlantic 19126).
Выпускалась также 22 октября 1976 года на концертном альбоме «The Song Remains The Same» (Swan Song) , 6 мая 1990 года на сборнике «Box Set» (Atlantic 82144) , 6 октября 1993 года на сборнике «The Complete Studio Recordings» (Atlantic 82526) , 5 августа 1997 года на сборнике «Remasters» (Atlantic) и 11 ноября 1997 года на сборнике «BBC Sessions» (Atlantic).
This began as an acoustic folk tune in the sixties by New York folk singer Jake Holmes before Page rearranged it for the Yardbirds as «I’m Confused.» The song first appeared on Holmes’s 1967 album «The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes». For the Yardbird‘s version, the title and the lyrics were changed, completely altering the original meaning of the song, which in Holmes’ version is about an acid trip. For their cover Led Zeppelin revived the original title, but not the lyrics nor the original meaning. The reason the Yardbirds changed the title was probably to avoid legal action, in the same way they changed the title of «Train Kept A-Rollin'» to «Stroll On» for the «Blow Up» soundtrack. On the Page-vetoed «Live Yardbirds Featuring Jimmy Page» the song is listed as «I’m Confused». The guitar solo following the bowing section was lifted intact from the Yardbird‘s «Think About It» where it was originally composed and played by Page. The violin bow technique Page uses during the song is territory he had previously explored with the Yardbirds on «Glimpses» and «Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor». John Paul Jones‘s bassline is from the Yardbirds version, where Paul Samwell-Smith was the bass player.
The title neatly fits both the original lyrics about an acid trip and Plant’s diatribe on getting the runaround from a woman.
Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true. Wanted a woman, never bargained for you. Lots of people talk and few of them know, soul of a woman was created below. You hurt and abuse tellin' all of your lies. Run around sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize. Sweet little baby, I don't know where you've been. Gonna love you baby, here I come again. Every day I work so hard, bringin' home my hard earned pay Try to love you baby, but you push me away. Don't know where you're goin', only know just where you've been, Sweet little baby, I want you again. Been dazed and confused for so long, it's not true. Wanted a woman, never bargained for you. Take it easy baby, let them say what they will. Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?