This song was meant to imitate reggae and its “dub” derivative emerging from Jamaica in the early 1970s, and traced to Led Zeppelin’s rehearsals in 1972, when drummer John Bonham started with a beat similar to 1950s doo -wop, and then twisted it, upon which a reggae influence emerged. The name of the song is derived from an old joke, where two friends have the following exchange: “My wife’s gone to the West Indies.” “Jamaica?” (which has a similar pronunciation as “D’you make her?”) “No, she went of her own accord.”
D’yer Mak’erby Led Zeppelin
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