Deep Purple


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans
album: Track 5 in album The Book of Taliesyn
release date: 1968-12
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genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock/Art Rock/Prog Rock
length: 6:06
composer: Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Rod Evans

Album Information

label: Tetragrammaton Records
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Deep Purple The Book of Taliesyn cover art


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Mama plays a queen on the hill built on a dream
Papa smokes the pipe of a sweet and better life
Can peace be found on the carpet above ground

Which may take me from you
Many things a man can lose
But never his heart or his love
To the hill up above
Now you can play a queen on the hill built on a dream
I can smoke the pipe of a sweet and better life

And let light pass like a wheel
Kiss the strength of the shield
The seeker will be found by the looker on the ground

(Think this line is wrong)
And hold the strength of the shield


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Listen, Learn, Read On
  • 2 Wring That Neck
  • 3 Kentucky Woman
  • 4 Exposition / We Can Work It Out
  • 5 Shield
  • 6 Anthem
  • 7 River Deep, Mountain High