Who is Strider? The Bron-Y-Aur Stomp Dog

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant With His Dog Strider

For those of you who are big Led Zeppelin fans you already know that the song Bron-Y-Aur Stomp off of Led Zeppelin III is about Robert Plant’s dog Strider. Here’s a photo of the pooch in question with his somber companion. Interestingly the song was misspelled on the original album: it was supposed to read Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp.

Listen to: Bron-Y-Aur Stomp live from the Led Zeppelin live album How The West Was Won

Lyrics:

Ah caught you smiling at me,
That’s the way it should be,
Like a leaf is to a tree so fine.

Ah all the good times we had,
I sang love songs so glad,
Always smiling never sad so fine.

As we walk down a country lane,
I’ll be singing a song,
Hear me calling your name.
Hear the whisper in the trees,
Telling mother nature bout you and me.

Well, if the sun shines so bright,
Or on our way it’s darkest night,
The road we choose is always right so fine.

Ah can your love be so strong,
When so many loves go wrong,
Will our love go on and on and on and on and on and on.

As we walk down a country lane,
I’ll be singing a song,
Hear me calling your name.
Hear the whisper in the trees,
Telling mother nature bout you and me.

My my, la de la, come on now it ain’t too far,
Tell your friends all around the world,
Ain’t no companion like a blue eyed merle.
Come on now well let me tell you,
What you’re missing missing round them brick walls.

So, of one thing I am sure,
It’s a friendship so pure,
Angels singing all around my door so fine.
Yeah, ain’t but one thing to do
Spend my natural life with you,
You’re the finest dog I knew so fine.

When you’re old and your eyes are dim,
There ain’t no old Shep gonna happen again.
We’ll still go walking down country lanes,
I’ll sing the same old songs,
Hear me call your name.

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One Response to Who is Strider? The Bron-Y-Aur Stomp Dog

  1. Jodi says:

    This song has gotten me through a few heartbreaks with losing my beloved canines. I now have a 18-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Strider ( after Robert’s dog) and it suits him to a T.

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