Записана в 1974
на студии Island Studios, London.
Инженер Энди Джонс (Andy Johns).
Впервые выпущена 24 февраля 1975 на альбоме «Physical Graffiti» (Swan Song 2-200).
Выпускалась также 21 сентября 1993 года на сборнике «Boxed Set2» (Atlantic 82477) , 6 октября 1993 года на сборнике «The Complete Studio Recordings» (Atlantic 82526) и на трибьют-альбоме «Encomium» (Atlantic).
A guitar section in the song apparently sounds reminiscent of «Signs» by the Five Man Electrical Band, however, «Signs» was released in August 1971 while Zeppelin had been working on «Down By The Seaside» since 1970, so any resemblance between the songs is likely to be the other way around.
Down by the seaside. See the boats go sailin' Can the people hear, What the little fish are sayin' Oh, oh, the people turned away. Oh, the people turned away Down in the city streets, see all the folk go racin', racin' No time left, to pass the time of day The people turned away. The people turned away So far away, so far away See how they run, see how they run, see how they run, see how they run. Do you still do the twist Do you find you remember things that well I wanna tell you… Some go twistin' every day though sometimes it's awful hard to tell Out in the country, hear the people singin' Singin' 'bout their progress, knowin' where they're goin' Oh, oh, oh, oh, the people turned away Yes, the people turned away Sing loud for the sunshine, pray hard for the rain And show your love for Lady Nature. And she will come back again The people turned away The people turned away