Tarot Woman – May 1976

Here we have the first track from Rainbow Rising. Classic line-up of Ritchie (Blackmore) – Ronnie (James Dio) – Cozy (Powell).

Although fond of music I have few heroes, but vocalist and creative force Ronnie James Dio – who died 16 May 2010 at the age of 67 – is certainly one.

This clip combines album version audio with a range of concert video

Every friendship I’ve neglected

Extremely strong all round and possibly one of the best live performances ever

Julian
He’s gonna take my files

Every woman that I’ve slept with
Every friendship I’ve neglected
Didn’t call when grandma died
I spend my money getting drunk and high
I’ve done things unprotected
Proceeded to drive home wasted
Bought things to win over siblings
I’ve said awful things, such awful things

And now / Now it’s out

Julian
He’s gonna take my files

Telling people jokes to shut them up
Resenting people that I love
Sleep in ’til two then doin’ shit
Just stay in bed and later lie ’bout it
Obsessing over greying hair
Knowing just what people wanna hear
Binging on unearned attention
I’ve said awful things, such awful things

And now / Now it’s out

I came by at seven in the morning
Seven in the morning, seven in the morning
I came by at seven in the morning
I said, “Baby, I’m finally succumbing”
Said something dumb like “I’m tired of running
Tired of running, tired of running”
Let’s put a baby in the oven
Wouldn’t I make the ideal husband?