"Rat Bat Blue" as written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Anderson Paice....
Hey baby, what you gonna do
When the lights go up on you?
What's your name, can I drive you home?
Sweet woman, are you all alone?
You're the one for me
I'm gonna keep you busy as a bee, could bee, could be
Rat bat blue

Now, get up woman, don't be slow
It's getting late and I wanna go
No cause for acting big
Got to love, got to live
Stick around with me
I'm gonna show you things you never thought you'd see,
You see
Rat bat blue
You're so fine

Get out!
You didn't understand
I'm a hard loving man
No way you can satisfy
The way you look, the way you lie
And when you shut the door
Make sure I don't see you 'round here no more
Rat bat blue

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"Rat Bat Blue" as written by Ian Paice Ian Gillan

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    General Commentim speechless... you're telling me that no one has commented on this rocking song by the legendary band!??!? this song exemplifies perfectly about what was so great about deep purple just listen to the organ and the other stuff going off toward the end of the song its just fucking pure authentic rock I tell you!!!!
    floydian18on July 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentClassic DP. Amaazing riff and a very catchy chorus, even though in 1974 DP had some problems.. they managed to score an unforgetable numbers.. this is being one next to the amazing "Woman from Tokyo".
    The lyrics is really starightforward and simple.
    Helloween did a nice cover of this one.
    MMM88on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of the late John Lord's most virtuoso keyboard jams highlights this, the best song on the up-and-down "Who Do We Think We Are" LP. On the vinyl, this song kicked off side 2, which was better than side one because it sounded more like "Machine Head" and less like "Fireball." Lyrically it's not the strongest cut, just another love-'em-and-leave-'em rock song which were a dime a dozen back then. But this song would have fit nicely on DP's masterpiece "Machine Head," with it's tremendous energy, solid riffing, and as always the virtuoso drumming from the under-appreciated Ian Paice. If people aren't familiar with John Lord's keyboard work, this is one of a few songs (also "Lazy" or "Burn") to play them, as Lord really kicks out the jams in "Rat Bat Blue."

    The only question remains - what the hell is "Rat Bat Blue"? Just a nonsense phrase? A nickname someone gave to the song's central chica? What?
    mf10544708on March 12, 2016   Link

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