I'm Gonna Crawl

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I'm Gonna Crawl
Appears on In Through the Out Door
Published by Flames of Albion Music
Registration ASCAP 390347712
Release date 15 August 1979
Recorded November - December 1978 at
Polar Studios, Stockholm.
Mixed at Plumpton Studios, Sussex.
Genre Blues rock
Language English
Length 5 minutes 28 seconds
Composer John Paul Jones (musician)
Label Swan Song Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Leif Mases

'I'm Gonna Crawl' is a song on England|English Rock music|rock band Led Zeppelin's 1979 album, In Through the Out Door. It was composed by John Paul Jones (musician)|John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.


A conscious attempt to capture the slow American Soul music|soul-blues style of the 1960s, the music to 'I'm Gonna Crawl' was in large part composed by Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones (musician)|John Paul Jones.[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.' The strings were created by Jones using a Yamaha GX-1 synthesizer, purchased specifically for this album.

'I'm Gonna Crawl' was never performed live at Led Zeppelin concerts,[2] Drumkit|drummer John Bonham noted this as one of Plant's best vocal performances.


  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals
    • John Paul Jones – Yamaha GX-1, bass guitar
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion
  • Production:
    • Peter Grant – executive producer
    • Leif Mases - engineer, mixing
    • Lennart Ostlund - assistant engineer
    • Joe Sidore - original CD mastering engineer (mid-1980s)
    • George Marino - remastered CD engineer (1990)


  1. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 94. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  2. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 94. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1.