Your Time Is Gonna Come

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Your Time Is Gonna Come
Appears on Led Zeppelin
Published by Superhype Music
Registration ASCAP 550064714
Release date 12 January 1969
Recorded October 1968
Genre Rock
Language English
Length 4 minutes 34 seconds
Composer Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones
Label Atlantic Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Glyn Johns

'Your Time Is Gonna Come' is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin.


Bassist John Paul Jones played a Hammond M-100 organ, using Fender bass pedals to create the bass. 'Your Time Is Gonna Come' begins with two different organ tracks playing simultaneously - very similar to the effect used on 'Thank You' from the next album (Led Zeppelin II). Instead of the blues organ style used earlier on 'You Shook Me', Jones displays his training as a church organist. The style is very plain, as the intro sound uses a plain tone with no vibrato or percussion settings. Only in the song's choruses does he turn on the Vibrato feature, and it adds the same Leslie-style effect that is heard on 'You Shook Me.'

Guitarist Jimmy Page played a Fender 12-string steel guitar on this track.[1] In an interview he gave in 1977, Page stated that he only learnt how to play the steel guitar during the sessions for the first album.[2] The lyrics concern an unfaithful girl who will pay the price for her deceitful ways.

The only known performance of this song at Led Zeppelin concerts is a short snippet during a show at Tokyo on 24 September 1971, during the 'Whole Lotta Love' medley, of which a bootleg recording exists. The name of the bootleg is Light and Shade. Jimmy Page performed 'Your Time Is Gonna Come' on his tour with the Black Crowes in 1999. A version of the song performed by Page and the Black Crowes can be found on the album Live at the Greek.


  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals
    • John Paul Jones – Hammond M-100 organ, Fender bass pedal
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion
  • Production:
    • Peter Grant – executive producer
    • Glyn Johns - engineer, mixing
    • Joe Sidore - original CD mastering engineer (mid-1980s)
    • George Marino - remastered CD engineer (1990)


  1. Steven Rosen, 1977 Jimmy Page Interview, Modern Guitars, 25 May 2007 (originally published in the July 1977, issue of Guitar Player magazine).
  2. Schulps, Dave (October 1977). "Jimmy Page: The Trouser Press Interview". Trouser Press 4 (22). ISSN 0164-1883.