"Speed King" as written by Jon Lord, Ian Anderson Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger David Glover and Ian Gillan....
Good golly, said little miss molly
When she was rockin' in the house of blue light
Tutti frutti was oh so rooty
Rockin' to the east and west
Lucille was oh so real
When she didn't do her daddies will
Come on baby, drive me crazy, do it, do it

I'm a speed king you go to hear me sing
I'm a speed king see me fly

Saturday night and I just got paid
Gonna fool about ain't gonna save
people gonna rock some people gonna roll
Gonna have a party to save my soul
Hard headed woman and a soft hearted man
They been causing trouble since it all began
Take a little rice take a little beans
Gonna rock and roll down to New Orleans

I'm a speed king you go to hear me sing
I'm a speed king see me fly, oh
Oh oh c'mon oh oh
Good golly, said little miss molly
When she was rockin' in the house of blue light
Tutti frutti was oh so rooty
Rockin' to the east and west
Hard headed woman and a soft hearted man
They been causing trouble since it all began
Take a little rice take a little beans
Gonna rock and roll down to New Orleans

I'm a speed king you go to hear me sing
I'm a speed king see me fly

I'm a speed king you go to hear me sing
I'm a speed king see me

I'm a speed king you go to hear me sing
I'm a speed king see me fly


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"Speed King" as written by Ian Paice Ian Gillan

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    General Commentthe lyrics above are NOT Speed King. They are the lyrics to Into the Fire, also by Deep Purple
    smc4761on December 03, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthe lines
    Saturday night and I just got paid
    Gonna fool about ain't gonna save

    are very similar to those of the elvis presley song rip it up:
    'Cause it's Saturday nite and I just got paid
    Fool about my money don't try to save
    huggieson February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInteresting ... I was wondering how many people think this song is about drugs - I mean what else could it be about with such lyrics ? ... and if so, I think it shows that drugs may have some negative impact in this world, but they also inspire some fucking great rock songs ........ this is one of the absolute greatest
    metalhead-2909on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIan says this song is about desperate singing, in that the others were all creating the music and he suddenly realised he would need to find some words, so he just started singing whatever came into his head, lines from other songs.
    jenningsfarmblueson March 10, 2008   Link
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    Song FactThe real lyrics

    Good Golly, said little Miss Molly
    When she was rockin' in the house of blue light
    Tutti frutti was oh, so rooty
    When she was rockin' to the east and west
    Lucille was oh, so real
    When she didn't do her daddies will
    Come on baby, drive me crazy, do it, do it

    I'm a speed king, you got to hear me sing, yeah
    I'm a speed king, see me fly!

    Saturday night and I just got paid
    Gonna fool about, ain't gonna save
    Some people gonna rock, some people gonna roll
    Gonna have a party to save my soul
    Hard headed woman and a soft hearted man
    They been causing trouble since it all began
    Take a little rice, take a little beans
    Gonna rock and roll down to New Orleans

    I'm a speed king, you go to hear me sing
    I'm a speed king, see me fly

    Good Golly, said little Miss Molly
    When she was rockin' in the house of blue light
    Tutti frutti was oh, so rooty
    When she was rockin' to the east and west
    Hard headed woman and a soft hearted man
    They been causing trouble since it all began
    Take a little rice take a little beans
    Gonna rock and roll down to New Orleans

    I'm a speed king, you go to hear me sing, yeah
    Yeah, I'm a speed king, see me fly
    I'm a speed king, you go to hear me sing
    Yeah, I'm a speed king, see me
    I'm a speed king, you go to hear me sing
    I'm a speed king, see me!!
    SergeantDiggson April 29, 2016   Link

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