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Posted in Deep Purple, It's a Beautiful Day with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2012 by fliker1970

Deep Purple – Child in Time

Running 10 minutes and 15 seconds, this is a protest song to the United States’ war in Vietnam. The lyrics were written by lead singer Ian Gillan. This features a keyboard/guitar solo by Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore respectively. DP “In Rock” was released by the Mark II version of the group in 1970, which is Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Roger Glover (Bass), Jon Lord (keyboard), and Ian Paice(drums).

Sweet child in time, you’ll see the line
Line that’s drawn between the Good and the Bad
See the blind man, he’s shooting at the world
Bullets flying, ooh taking toll
If you’ve been bad – Oh Lord I bet you have
And you’ve not been hit oh by flying lead
You’d better close your eyes, you’d better bow your head
Wait for the ricochet

Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo..
I’m cryin’ for you day and night
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo..
Aaa-aaa-aaa..
Oh, I wanna hear you sing..
Aaa-aaa-aaa..
Oaoh..
AAA-AAA-AAA!!
AAA-AAA-AAA!!
Sweet child in time, you’ll see the line
Line that’s drawn between the Good and the Bad
See the blind man, he’s shooting at the world
Bullets flying, mm taking toll
If you’ve been bad – Lord I bet you have
And you’ve not been hit oh not been hit by flying lead
You’d better close your eyes, you’d better bow your head
Wait for the ricochet

Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo..
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo..
Aaa-aaa-aaa..
Oh, I gotta hear you sing..
Aaa-aaa-aaa..
Oaoh..
AAA-AAA-AAA!!
Oh..
AAA-AAA-AAA!!

Oh..god oh no..oh god no..oh..ah..no ah..AAh..oh..AAWAAH!!..oh

This song was played during the Deep Purple Mark II reunion tour “Come Hell or Highwater” in 1993. Ritchie Blackmore quit the tour after the European portion – he also ended the original Mark II by quitting because of Ian Gillan’s “lack of work ethic.”

Check out this amazing “child in time” cover by “Rata Blanca” with “Tarja Turunen”

Ian Gillan said in an interview in 2002: “There are two sides to that song – the musical side and the lyrical side. On the musical side, there used to be this song ‘Bombay Calling’ by a band called It’s A Beautiful Day. It was fresh and original, when Jon was one day playing it on his keyboard. It sounded good, and we thought we’d play around with it, change it a bit and do something new keeping that as a base. But then, I had never heard the original ‘Bombay Calling’. So we created this song using the Cold War as the theme, and wrote the lines ‘Sweet child in time, you’ll see the line.’ That’s how the lyrical side came in. Then, Jon had the keyboard parts ready and Ritchie had the guitar parts ready. The song basically reflected the mood of the moment, and that’s why it became so popular.” (courtesy: Deep Purple Appreciation Society)

My jazz saxophone teacher always tells me “good musicians borrow, great musicians steal”. If its true for jazz its just as true for rock (@dim296)

It’s a Beautiful Day is a band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967, the brainchild of violinist David LaFlamme.

LaFlamme, a former soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, had previously been in the band Orkustra, and unusually, played a five-string violin. The other members were his wife Linda (keyboards), Pattie Santos (vocals), Hal Wagenet (guitar), Mitchell Holman (bass) and Val Fuentes (drums). Although they were one of the earliest and most important San Francisco bands to emerge from the Summer of Love, It’s a Beautiful Day never quite achieved the success of contemporaries such as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Santana, with whom they had connections. It’s A Beautiful Day created a unique blend of rock, jazz, folk, classical and world beat styles during the seven years the band was officially together.

And talking about Time……

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