The complete lyrics - all in good time
some = all / the effluxion of time

97 What the What

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)
From the Deep Purple album WHOOSH!

Our producer, Bob Ezrin, welcomed us, on our first day of work - it was a Friday at the rehearsal room in Nashville - with an invitation to dinner on Monday.

Someone politely queried ‘What’s the occasion?’

Bob replied, ‘To celebrate! That we are together and here again to make another record, and the fact that we are all still alive.’

‘In which case’ said a wheezing wit, ‘We’d better make it Sunday.’

Originally titled ‘What the F*** Happened to you Last Night’

But, as mentioned in the ‘No Need to Shout’ Wordog; I only swear when it’s absolutely necessary.

What the What

(Airey, Gillan, Glover, Morse, Paice)

We goin’ out tomorrow, gonna do it right
Celebrate the fact that we’re still alive
In that case, we better make it tonight
I’ll drink for us all, and you can drive
My mojo working and I paid my dues
I’m gonna break out my dancing shoes
I’m gonna do what I do best
I’m gonna spend my money ‘til there’s nothing left
So bad, I’ve been so bad, I’ve been so bad
What the…what happened to you last night?


Every bar in London had an old joanna
And cats who could play Rock and Roll piano
No-one cared a few teeth gone missing
Ever-y-body-got-up-to-sing.
Five string guitars, and old skin drums
On a river boat shuffle, bunch a-drunken bums
No way of knowing when the temperature dropped
The moment was hot, there was no time to stop
So bad, we were so bad, we been so bad
What the…what happened to you last night?

Long tall Sally and Short Fat Dave
Arms and legs going every-ways
They didn’t care about shape or size
The fever of love was in their eyes
Called every bad name under the sun
They did the same to us, we wuz just having fun
He went up and she went down
It didn’t really matter, they just went to town
So bad, they were so bad, they been so bad
What the…what happened to you last night?
I was so bad, I been so bad, I been so bad
What the…what happened to you last night?

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