Tracks

01. Listen, Learn, Read On
02. Wring That Neck (Instrumental)
03. Kentucky Woman
04. Exposition / We Can Work It Out
05. Shield
06. Anthem
07. River Deep, Mountain High
08. Oh No No No
09. It's All Over
10. Hey Bop A Re Bop
12. Playground



01. Listen, Learn, Read On

Music by Blackmore/Lord/Evans
In ages past when spells were cast
In a time of men in steel
When a man was taught no special thing
It was all done by feel

So listen, so learn, so read on
You gotta turn the page, read the book of Taliesyn

Hear the song of lovely Joan
Her sound so sweet and clear
In the courtroom of the King
Among dukedom and the peers

So listen, so learn, so read on
You gotta turn the page, read the book of Taliesyn

Now hear ye the words of Taliesyn
On the foaming beach of the ocean, in the day of trouble
I shall be of more service to thee than three hundred salmon...

The hare he bounds across the page
Past castles white and fair
To dreaming chessmen on their boards
Where the fool's mate is a snare

So listen, so learn, so read on
You gotta turn the page, read the book of Taliesyn

So listen, so learn, so read on
You gotta turn the page, read the book of Taliesyn

Three times I have been born, I know through meditation...

The bird he flies the distance
From pages two to six
Past minstrels in their boxes
To the waters of the snakes

So listen, so learn, so read on
You gotta turn the page, read the book of Taliesyn

Don't take the pictures lightly
Listen to their sound
For from their coloured feeling
Experience is found

So listen, so learn, so read on
You gotta turn the page, read the book of Taliesyn

All the sciences of the world are collected in my breast
For I know what has been, what is now
And what hereafter will occur...


02. Wring That Neck (Instrumental)

Music by Blackmore/Simper/Lord/Paice
[Instrumental]


03. Kentucky Woman

Music by Neil Diamond
Kentucky woman she shines in her own kind of light
She looks at you once and a day what's wrong is alright
And I love her, God knows I love her

Kentucky woman
She gets to know you
She gets to own you, yes she does
Kentucky woman

She ain't the kind to turn at the drop of her name
Well all the things she does they turn you on just the same
And I love her, God knows I love her

Kentucky woman
She gets to know you
She gets to own you
Kentucky woman

I don't want much
The good Lord's earth beneath my feet
A gentle touch
And that one girl in life is sweet and good
There ain't no doubt, talking about

Kentucky woman
She gets to know you
She gets to own you
Kentucky woman

Kentucky woman she shines in her own kind of light
Oh she looks at you once and a day what's wrong is alright
And I love her, yes I do, I love my

Kentucky woman
She gets to know you, yes she does
She gets to own you
Kentucky woman

Kentucky woman, Kentucky woman
Kentucky woman, Kentucky woman


04. Exposition / We Can Work It Out

Music by Lennon/McCartney
Try to see it my way
Do I have to keep on talking 'til I can't go on?
While you see it your way
Run the risk of knowing that our love will soon be gone

We can work it out
We can work it out

Think of what you're saying
You can get it wrong and still you think that it's alright
Think of what I'm saying
We can work it out and get it straight or say goodnight

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short and there's no time
For fussing and fighting my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime
So I will ask you once again
I'll ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
While I see it your way
There's a chance that we might fall apart before too long

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short and there's no time
For fussing and fighting my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime
So I will ask you once again
I'll ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
While I see it your way
There's a chance that we might fall apart before too long

We can work it out
We can work it out

At least we can try
We can try out to work it out someday


05. Shield

Music by Lord/Blackmore/Evans
Mama plays a queen on the hill built on a dream
While her children play in the field
Papa smokes the pipe of a sweet and better life
But how strong is the shield?

Can peace be found on the carpet above ground?
Where sky is forever blue

So let it pass baby now
The slow inviting cloud
Which may take me from you

Many things a man can lose
His health, his rights, his views
But never his heart or his love
So take this hand of mine and climb baby, climb
To the hill up above

Now you can play a queen on the hill built on a dream
While our children play in the field

I can smoke the pipe
Of a sweet and better life
And trust in the strength of the shield

So trust in your love, and you'll see up above
And let life pass like a wheel
Don't take the chance of life's hectic dance
Kiss the strength of the shield

The seeker will be found by the looker underground
And to his wish ye will yield

Fate will have it's word, of course
But time will change it's course
And hold the strength of the shield


06. Anthem

Music by Lord/Evans
When the night winds softly blow
Through my open window
Then I start to remember
The girl that brought me joy
Now the night winds softly blow
Sadness to tomorrow
Bringing tears to eyes so tired
Eyes I thought could cry no more

If the day would only come
Then you might just appear
Even though you'd soon be gone
When I reached out my hand

If I could see you
If only I could see you
To see if you are laughing or crying
When the night winds softly blow

In my dark and whispering room
Memories still bring me
A numbness to my feelings
Take my hand and brush my brow
In the warm and fevered dark
Heart is madly beating
My crazy thoughts are worrying
When the night winds softly blow

If the day would only come
Then you might just appear
Even though you'd soon be gone
When I reached out my hand

If I could see you
If only I could see you
To see if you are laughing or crying
When the night winds softly blow

If the day would only come
Then you might just appear
Even though you'd soon be gone
When I reached out my hand

If I could see you
If only I could see you
To see if you are laughing or crying
When the night winds softly blow


07. River Deep, Mountain High

Music by Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich
When you were a young girl
Did you have a rag doll, the only doll you've ever owned?
Now I'll love you just the way you loved that rag doll
Only now my love has grown

Oh, and it gets stronger as the river flows
Deeper baby, heaven knows
Higher, as it goes

Do I love you, my oh my?
River deep, mountain high, yeah, yeah, yeah
Do I love you, would I cry?
Oh, I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

When you were a young girl
Did you have a puppy, that always followed you around?
Well I'm gonna be as faithful as that puppy
No, I'll never never let you down

'Cos it gets stronger as the river flows
And it gets deeper baby, heaven knows
It gets higher, so higher, as it goes

Do I love you, my oh my?
River deep, mountain high, yeah, yeah, yeah
Do I love you, would I cry?
Oh, I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

Well I love you baby like a flower loves the spring
And I love you baby like a robin likes to sing
And I love you baby like a schoolboy likes his pie
Oh, and I love you baby
River deep, mountain high

Do I love you, my oh my?
River deep, mountain high, yeah, yeah, yeah
Do I love you, would I cry?
Oh, I love you baby, baby, baby, baby


08. Oh No No No

Music by Leon Russell/Mike Leander
You think by leaving me the sun will go away
You think that if you go there'll be no other way
But your leaving now won't even spoil my day

Oh no no no
Oh no no no

You keep a-waiting for the tears I'm supposed to cry
The promise leaves so I'm supposed to die
I'd forgotten who you were until you dropped on by

Oh no no no
Oh no no no
Oh no no no
Oh no no no

You think I'm guilty throwing off the likes of you
That there'll be no one else but there'll be quite a few
At least I've got my head but somehow I'll pull through

Oh no no no
Oh no no no
Oh no no no
Oh no no no

Oh no no no
Oh no no no
Oh no no no
Oh no no no


09. It's All Over

Music by Ben E. King/Bert Berns
Outside her window
That's where I am every night and every day
But outside her window
I cry, I cried my life away

There's a jukebox a-playin'
A half a block down
Singing I'm going to the river
I'm gonna jump on in and drown
But I ain't gonna do it, no
Just gonna keep on hanging around

Oh, it's all over
Oh, it's all over
All over
Now, now, now, now

But outside her window
A pretty bird comes to play
And I know, I know I must have cried a teardrop
Because I scared that pretty little thing right on away

When I see two young lovers
Walkin' down the street
It just hits me
When I see their two lips meet
Oh I put my head
Right over where my heart used to be, 'cos

It's all over
Oh, don't tell me it's all over
It's all over
Now, now, now, now


10. Hey Bop A Re Bop

Music by Lord/Blackmore/Evans/Paice/Simper
No, no, no Gloria
Oh try and help me, Gloria
Standing at the station
Waiting for you Gloria

Oh standing at the station
I've been waiting there for you Gloria
Oh I've been waiting, I've been waiting there for you Gloria
I've been waiting, waiting for you Gloria

No, long day is dying
Long day is dying, Gloria
Long day is dying
Long day is dying, Gloria
Don't you know I'm standing at the station
Waiting for you Gloria


12. Playground

Music by Blackmore, Simper, Lord, Paice
[Instrumental]