"Mitzi Dupree" as written by and Ritchie/glover Blackmore....
Flying to Salt Lake City
Seats 3a and be
I was down and needed
A window
But in 3a sat Mitzi Dupree
She said hi I am Mitzi
The queen of the ping pong
Where you going boy
I said nowhere
She said I'm moving on
I thought what is this
I cannot resist
Here she is
And I've always wanted a girl
With a name
A name like Mitzi Dupree

She said what do you do
I said I'm a singer in a band
She said ya I'm an entertainer
Reached out and took my hand
She was going to a mining town
Way up north to do her show
I said it must be cold up there
She said depends on who you know
Oh that look in her eye
I can tell you no lies
I'm just a man
She made me feel like a king in my mind
I love you Mitzi Dupree

I said what is this queen of the ping pong business
She smiled what do you think
It has no connection with china
I said ow have another drink
Well I knew right away
That I'd seen her act before
In a room behind a kitchen in Bangkok
And three or four times more in Singapore
She may not be the first
But I know she ain't the worst
She was mine but I ran out of time
I miss you I love you Mitzi Dupree
My darling Mitzi Dupree

Lyrics submitted by Ironclawz

"Mitzi Dupree" as written by Ian Gillan Ritchie Blackmore

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    General CommentA true story about some sort of (Asian?) dancer or prostitute Ian Gillan, or someone else Deep Purple related knew in the past.
    Ironclawzon October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYup, sounds prostitute-related.
    Another hidden gem by Deep Purple.
    chuckofalltradeson April 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI saw Mitzi perform, mid 80's I think. She was a black stripper who fired ping pong balls out of her veejayjay with devastating accuracy. Most memorable peeler I ever saw. Some of the more intoxicated patrons who stood and provided her a target got a slightly used ping pong ball as a memento. Not sure where she was from but years ago I heard she passed. Shame, wish my woman had her skills.
    Paxouton August 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMany songs about a band and back girls...this one particulate is blunt...take advice from the many songs familiar with this type..don't give your heart to a prostitute, slut, whore, harlot,etc....unless you want it broken...but, there may be that .1% out there... that will not.
    A woman who is the master of the art of seduction.. is, well can be dangerous..
    highpalmson May 30, 2013   Link

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