Johnes/ Page/ Plant
Записана в 1968 в Headley Grange, Hampshire
на передвижной студии The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
Инженер Энди Джонс (Andy Johns).
Смикширована Энди Джонсом (Andy Johns) на студии Olympic Studios.
Впервые выпущена 8 ноября 1971 на альбоме «[untitled]» (Atlantic 19129).
Выпускалась также 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 на трибьют-альбоме «Encomium» (Atlantic).
The title is drawn from «The Hobbit» by J.R.R. Tolkien, the Misty Mountains being a location in the book.
Despite a title that is a location drawn from J.R.R. Tolkien’s «The Hobbit,» from what Plant has said about the lyrics, it sounds much more likely that the song is something to do with an afternoon in the park and some illegal substances. A rough paraphrase of Plant‘s words is that it about is the trouble one can get into when spending an afternoon in the park with some `cigarette papers.’ Another source says that the song is written about a love-in near London that was broken up by the police.
Walkin' in the park just the other day, Baby, What do you, what do you think I saw? Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair said, "Hey, Boy, do you wanna score?" And you know how it is; I really don't know what time it was, woh, oh, So I asked them if I could stay awhile. I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really, Really out of my mind. Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us said, "Please, hey, would we care to all get in line, Get in line." Well you know, They asked us to stay for tea and have some fun, Oh, oh, he said that his friends would all drop by, ooh. Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see, And Baby, Baby, Baby, do you like it? There you sit, sitting spare like a book on a shelf rustin' Ah, not trying to fight it. You really don't care if they're coming, oh, oh, I know that it's all a state of mind, ooh. If you go down in the streets today, Baby, you better, You better open your eyes. Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care, really don't Which, which way the pressure lies, So I've decided what I'm gonna do now. So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains Where the spirits go now, Over the hills where the spirits fly, ooh. I really don't know.