Your Time Is Gonna Come
|Your Time Is Gonna Come
|12 January 1969
|4 minutes 34 seconds
|Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones
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. 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. 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.