The Ocean

Words & Music:

John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant


There is a full transcription of this in the Holiday 2004 issue of Guitar One.


Intro riff:









Basic verse riff:

   D           C           A (G) A  D








D              C         A                D  [etc.]

Singing in the sunshine, laughing in the rain.

Hitting on the moonshine, rocking in the grain.

Got no time to pack my bag, my foot's outside the door.

Got a date, can't be late for the High Hopes Haila Ball.


[play intro riff as a transition]


Singing to an ocean, I can hear the ocean's roar.

Play for free, play for me and play a whole lot more, more.

Singing 'bout the good things and the sun that lights the day.

I used to sing on the mountains, has the ocean lost its way?




Sitting around, singing songs 'til the night turns into day.

Used to sing on the mountains but the mountains washed away.

Now, I'm singing all my songs to the girl who won my heart.

She is only three years old and it's a real fine way to start.


OUTRO:  [solo over D  E [3x], then A  D  E [2x] - repeat all 3x]



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