She Looks So Fine

Deep Purple recorded ‘Hush’ on their debut studio album Shades of Deep Purple that was released in 1968.  The album was not well received in the UK, where it sold very few copies and did not chart, but the single ‘Hush’ reached number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts and the album got to No. 24 on Billboard’s pop albums chart.  The following month, Deep Purple were booked to support Cream on their Goodbye tour.  This song was written by Joe South and originally recorded by Billy Joe Royal.

Deep Purple were initially called Roundabout, and the idea for the group came from Chris Curtis the former Searchers drummer, a skiffle group that formed in the wake of Lonnie Donegan’s hit version of ‘Rock Island Line’.  Chris formed Roundabout with his brother Dave, featuring guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and keyboard player Jon Lord.  The group later evolved into the hard rockers Deep Purple, but that was long after Curtis and his brother had left.  The rest of the original line-up of the band consisted of vocalist/frontman Rod Evans from the club band the Maze, along with bassist Nick Simper who had previously been in Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and the drummer from Maze Ian Paice, in March 1968.  During a brief tour of Denmark and Sweden in April, in which they were still billed as Roundabout, Blackmore suggested they change their name to Deep Purple, after his grandmother’s favorite song, which she played on her own piano.

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
I got a certain little girl she’s on my mind
No doubt about it she looks so fine
She’s the best girl that I ever had
Sometimes she’s gonna make me feel so bad

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Hush, hush
I thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
She broke my heart but I love her just the same now
Hush, hush
Thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
I need her loving and I’m not to blame now

(Love, love) they got it early in the morning
(Love, love) they got it late in the evening
(Love, love) well, I want that, need it
(Love, love) oh, I gotta gotta have it

She’s got loving like quicksand
Only took one touch of her hand
To blow my mind and I’m in so deep
That I can’t eat and I can’t sleep

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Listen hush, hush
Thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
She broke my heart but I love her just the same now
Hush, hush
Thought I heard her calling my name now
Hush, hush
I need her loving and I’m not to blame now

(Love, love) they got it early in the morning
(Love, love) they got it late in the evening
(Love, love) well, I want that, need it
(Love, love) oh, I gotta gotta have it

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie MM Music Challenge Woman From Tokyo.

17 thoughts on “She Looks So Fine

      1. Actually I notice a lot of songs are like that. I think a lot of the time, a song relies on its melody to become “great”. Most songs, I reckon music is maybe 70% and lyrics only 30%, but there are exceptions.

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