This whimsical, country-type number is light years away from the mind-blowing hard rock for which Deep Purple were long renowned. In Jerry Bloom's biography of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, bass player Roger Glover explained how it came about: "We were sitting round the studio waiting for inspiration and Ritchie just started tinkling around with that chord thing and we joined in."
In the song, the hero has misadventures with a farmer's daughter and a judge's daughter before - fortuitously - marrying a rich man's daughter!
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The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" was named in March 2009 the official Rock Song of Oklahoma. Four years later, Oklahoma's governor Mary Fallin pulled the tune as the state's official rock song in a move her office said had more to do with priorities than musical taste.