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    High ball shooter?

    Anyone here who likes Deep Purple? Here’s the High ball shooter from The Stormbringer album
    with some highlighted spots the meaning of which I’m not quite or entirely not sure of. Any suggestions?

    High ball shooter
    Well I'm a rock and roll preacher
    Not a Sunday school teacher
    You ain't no shady lady
    But I love the way you strut your stuff
    You're a snow queen looking mean
    Tryin' to make it on the scene I guess you love it
    'Cause I always see you hanging' around

    You're a high ball shooter
    You make it easy to see
    High ball shooter
    You sure ripped the low ones off me
    A magnet brought you to me
    Told me your name was Jo
    You said you liked my music
    And you really did enjoy the show
    Now I wanna play piano
    But my fingers don't agree
    They're busy on you woman
    And I feel your fingers workin' on me

    You're a high ball shooter
    You make it easy to see
    High ball shooter
    You sure ripped the low ones off me

    It's time to leave you honey
    I know you're feeling sad
    Don't you cry now baby
    You know that only makes me mad
    I see you everywhere I go
    Every town and place
    I can't recall your name
    But I know I won't forget your sweet face

    You're a high ball shooter
    You make it easy to see
    High ball shooter
    You sure ripped the low ones off me
    'Cause you're a high ball shooter

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    Re: High ball shooter?

    You're a snow queen looking mean - a woman who looks uninviting, hard to approach. May also have a connotation of cocaine use.

    Tryin' to make it on the scene - trying to be accepted in the rock and roll crowd, become a groupie.

    You're a high ball shooter
    You make it easy to see
    High ball shooter
    You sure ripped the low ones off me

    I don't know what this means, sounds like some sort of vague sexual innuendo.

    A magnet brought you to me - you were attracted to me, like by a magnet.

    Told me your name was Jo - Jo is a female name.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    Re: High ball shooter?

    I thought maybe the magnet was some well known character of that time, say a nickname of a musician, (he) told me that your name was Jo, where Jo was some Biblical figure. I understand now that when he sang Told me your name was Jo he meant You told me your name was Jo, did he?
    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    I don't know what this means, sounds like some sort of vague sexual innuendo.
    You mean the ball that she shoots should be one of them there low ones, and high in High ball shooter is just good, i.e. she is a good ball shooter?

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    Re: High ball shooter?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    I understand now that when he sang Told me your name was Jo he meant You told me your name was Jo, did he?
    Yes, apparently the girl told him that her name was Jo.

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    You mean the ball that she shoots should be one of them there low ones, and high in High ball shooter is just good, i.e. she is a good ball shooter?
    Deep Purple was English, maybe these ball terms (high, low, shooter) refer to something in England like snooker or cricket. When I say innuendo, it just leaves a vague impression that he was somehow referring to sex. I wouldn't venture to guess just exactly how.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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