Deep Purple - The Mule - (Live At Kobenhavns Boldklub Hallen,Copenhagen,Denmark/1972)
"The Mule" is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple, and was originally released on their 1971 album Fireball. The song became famous for its live performance, which would always feature a drum solo by Ian Paice.
"The Mule" was played by Deep Purple during their 1971, 1972 and 1973 tours, and was recorded live for the Made in Japan album in August 1972. During this live performance, and most others, Paice played a 6-minute drum solo.
No one sees the things you do
Because I stand in front of you
But you drive me all the time
You put the evil in my mind
I used to sing and say my prayers
Live my life without a care
Now I have become a fool
I tried to listen to the mule
How can I change when my mind
Is a friend of a Lucifer hidden in the ground
Just another slave for the mule
Songwriters: Paice / Lord / Glover / Blackmore / Gillan
The Mule lyrics © Emi Glenwood Music Corporation, Glenwood Music Corp. Obo B. Feldman & Co. Ltd.