Watch This Masterful Fingerstyle Cover Of ‘Stairway To Heaven’
Stairway To Heaven fingerstyle cover - Lucas Imbiriba / Youtube
Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” was originally intended to replace “Dazed and Confused” as the band’s main center of attraction during their live shows. Page was trying out different guitar sections on the song in his 8-track studio, and teased journalists of the song’s alleged length and that John Bonham’s drums wouldn’t be heard for a while.
Plant wrote the lyrics for the song and said that it came to him suddenly. “I was holding a pencil and paper, and for some reason, I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out the words, ‘There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold/And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.’ I just sat there and looked at the words and then I almost leapt out of my seat,” he said.
People had a lot of speculation regarding the lyrics of the song, whether it be occult themes or some poetic synthesis, but Plant said it was just abstraction. “Depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way – and I wrote the lyrics,” he said.
It can also be noted the John Paul Jones didn’t put a bass in the song early on due to its strong affinity to folk music. Instead, he opted to go with a string section, keys, and woodwinds.
Watch a sublime fingerstyle cover of “Stairway To Heaven” by YouTuber Lucas Imbiriba on the video below.