Stairway To Heaven

Words & Music:

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant


See the Guitar World complete transcription for guitar lines & solos.


Am  G#+  C/G  D/F#  FM7   to:


G -0h.o.2--2----------------|

D --------------------------|  [repeat whole line]

A -2p.o.0--0----0---/8-7-0--|


C  D  FM7  Am  G  C  G  D  |  C  D  FM7  Am  C  D  FM7


There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

When she gets there she knows if the stores are all closed

With a word she can get what she came for.

Oooohhhh.    Oooooohhhhh.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.


There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure.

‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.

In a tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings.

Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.


Am   G#+    C/G D/F#  FM7   G  A    G


Am7    D   C    D

       Oooo, it makes me wonder.

Am7  Dsus4  D              Am7   Em    D   C   D

Oooo---------, it makes me wonder.

D                   C          G/B         Am

There's a feeling I get when I look to the West

       C         G/B        F  Am

And my spirit is crying for leaving.

      C               G/B           Am

In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,

        C         G/B             F   Am   C  G/B  Am7  Dsus4  D

And the voices of those who stand looking.


D                 Am7  Em  D  C  D

Oooo, it makes me wonder.

Am7  Dsus4  D                 Am7  Em  D  C  D

Oooo------ it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune.

Then the piper will lead us to reason.

And a new day will dawn for those who stand long.

And the forests will echo with laughter.


C    G     Am7  Dsus4  D   Am7  Em  D   C   D

Am7  Dsus4 D    Am7    Em  D    C   D


C            G/B            Am

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now.

C           G/B                  F   Am

It's just a spring clean for the May Queen.

Yes there are two paths you can go by -- but in the long run

There's still time to change the road you're on.


C   G/B   Am7   Dsus4   D


D               Am7   Em   D   C   D

And it makes me wonder.

Am7  Dsus4  D   Am7   Em    D   C   D


Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know.

The piper's calling you to join him.

Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow -- and did you know

Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.


C   G/B   D


Am        G                F   G

And as we wind on down the road.

Our shadows taller than our soul.

There walks a lady we all know.

Who shines white light and wants to show

How everything still turns to gold.

And if you listen very hard

The tune will come to you at last.

When all are one and one is all

To be a rock and not to roll



And she's buying a stairway to heaven.


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