I'm Gonna Crawl

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"I'm Gonna Crawl"
Song by Led Zeppelin
from the album In Through the Out Door
Released 15 August 1979 (1979-08-15)
Recorded November–December 1978
Studio Polar, Stockholm, Sweden
Length 5:28
Label Swan Song
Producer(s) Jimmy Page

"I'm Gonna Crawl" is the seventh and final track on Led Zeppelin's 1979 album In Through the Out Door. It was composed by John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant.


The music to "I'm Gonna Crawl" was, in large part, composed by John Paul Jones, prepared prior to recording at Polar Studios in Sweden on a Yamaha GX-1 synthesiser, with the verses in 12/8 time.[1] The song tells of a girl that "drives me crazy... she's the apple of my eye. I love the lady. I got to be her fool."

Dave Lewis points to the influence of people such as Wilson Pickett, O.V. Wright, and Otis Redding with Pickett’s «It’s Too Late» as a reference point.[2]

"I'm Gonna Crawl" was never performed live at Led Zeppelin concerts.[1]

The song was performed during shows by Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience in 2011.[3][4]



  • Lewis, Dave (2004) The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9
  • Welch, Chris (1998) Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused: The Stories Behind Every Song, ISBN 1-56025-818-7


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