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Highway Star
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
From "Machine Head" 1972.

G F C F G F C F

G

C Bb

G
  Nobody gonna take my car
                           Bb C Bb
  I'm gonna race it to the ground
G
  Nobody gonna beat my car
                                Bb C Bb
  It's gonna break the speed of sound
F                                                 (F E Eb)
  Ooh, it's a killing machine, it's got everything
D
  Like a driving power, big fat tyres and everything

Am
  I love it and I need it, I feed it

  Yeah, it's a wild hurricane
  C   D      C    D      C   D  F   G   A
  All right, hold tight, I'm a  highway star

C Bb

G (Verse 2)
  Nobody gonna take my girl
  I'm gonna keep her to the end
  Nobody gonna have my girl
  She stays close on every bend
  Ooh, she's a killing machine
  She got everything
  Like a moving mouth
  Body control and everything

  I love her and I need her, I seed her
  Yeah, she turns me on
  Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway star

(Keyboard solo)...

D     F G F  (4 X)

D D F G A C C D  (C D C D)

D C A Ab G F D C


C Bb

G (Verse 3)
  Nobody gonna take my head
  I got speed inside my brain
  Nobody gonna steal my head
  Now that I'm on the road again
  Ooh I'm in heaven again
  I got everything
  Like a moving ground
  An open road and everything

  I love it and I need it, I feed it
  Eight cylinders all mine
  Alright, hold tight, I'm a highway star

(Guitar solo) D     A     ...

C B

G (Verse 4)
  Nobody gonna take my car
  I'm gonna race it to the ground
  Nobody gonna beat my car
  It's gonna break the speed of sound
  Ooh, it's a killing machine
  It's got everything
  Like a driving power
  Big fat tyres and everything

  I love it and I need it, I bleed it
  Yeah, it's a mad hurricane

  ...      C    D      C   D  F   G   A
  Alright, hold tight, I'm a  highway star
  C   D  F   G   A     C   D  F   G   A
  I'm a  highway star, I'm a  highway star


Maybe I'm A Leo
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
From "Machine Head" 1972.

Intro (riff)

       Fm                                 Cm                        Eb  E
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----|------------1----|------------3-1--|-----------------|-----------------|
-----|-3-3-1--1-3---3--|-3-3-1--1-3------|------------1----|-----------------|
-----|------3----------|------3----------|-3-3-1--1-3---3--|-3-3-1--1---2----|
-----|-----------------|-----------------|------3----------|------3----------|

       Fm                                 Cm                        Eb  Bb
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----|------------1----|------------3-1--|-----------------|-----------------|
-----|-3-3-1--1-3---3--|-3-3-1--1-3------|------------1----|--------1--------|
-----|------3----------|------3----------|-3-3-1--1-3---3--|-3-3-1------1----|
-----|-----------------|-----------------|------3----------|------3----------|




Fm  Cm Eb Bb  Cm

  Cm
  Peeping round the door, I got a big surprise

                 Bb Cm          Eb  Bb     Fm
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-1-
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-1-
-----|-0---------------|-0---------------|-1-
-----|---3-1--1-3------|---3-1--1--------|-3-
-----|------3-----1-3--|------3-----1----|-3-
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-1-

  Fm
  Couldn't see a thing, but         open skies

                 Bb Cm          Eb  Bb     G7
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-3-
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-3-
-----|-0---------------|-0---------------|-4-
-----|---3-1--1-3------|---3-1--1--------|-3-
-----|------3-----1-3--|------3-----1----|-5-
-----|-----------------|-----------------|-3-

          G7              F     Eb Bb  Cm
  They've taken her away, where is she now

  Verse 2
  Wish that she was here, I wish she'd hold my hand
  Maybe she would laugh, maybe understand
  Why was I so cruel, where is she now

Guitar solo: Cm

Organ solo: Cm

Riff

  Verse 3
  Acting like a fool, I had to make her cry
  Maybe I'm a Leo, but I ain't a lion
  I'm hurting oh so bad, I want her now

Riff (second guitar solo)


Pictures Of Home
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
From "Machine Head" 1972.

-----|----------------------------|------------------7--------|
-----|-------------3--------------|-7-------------------------|
-----|---------2-4---4-2-4--------|------9-----7---7----------|
-----|---0-2-4--------------------|--------------9------------|
-----|-2--------------------------|---------------------------|
-----|----------------------------|---------------------------|

-----|----------------------------|---------------------------|
-----|-------------3--------------|---7-7-7-7-7---------------|
-----|---------2-4---4-2-4--------|-10----------....----------|
-----|---0-2-4--------------------|---------------------------|
-----|-2--------------------------|---------------------------|
-----|----------------------------|---------------------------|


  Bm
  Somebody's shouting up at a mountain

  Only my own words return

  Nobody's up there, it's a deception
                   D Em
  When will I ever learn

       Bm
  I'm alone here
       G         Bm         D
  With emptiness eagles and snow
    G            Bm          D
  Unfriendliness chilling my body
      G          Bm          G
  And whispering pictures of home

Riff

  Verse 2
  Wondering blindly how can they find me
  Maybe they don't even know
  My body is shaking, anticipating
  The call of the black footed crow

  I'm alone here
  With emptiness, eagles and snow
  Unfriendliness chilling my body
  And taunting with pictures of home

Guitar solo: Bm

  Verse 3
  Here in this prison of my own making
  Year after day I have grown
  Into a hero but there's no worship
  Where have they hidden my thrown

  I'm alone here
  With emptiness, eagles and snow
  Unfriendliness chilling my body
  And screaming out pictures of home

Organ solo: Bm

Bass solo:

Riff


Never Before
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
From "Machine Head" 1972.


       Bm   A Bm    A Bm

-----|----------------------------|---------------------------|
-----|-----------3----------------|-3----------3--------------|
-----|-4----2-4---------------2-4-|----4---2-4----------------|
-----|----4-----------------4-----|------4--------...---------|
-----|----------------------------|---------------------------|
-----|----------------------------|---------------------------|


  E7                     D    A6       E
  Somebody, somebody,    come to my  side
  E7                     D    A6       E
  I'm tired, I'm crying, I'm  sick inside
  E7                     D    A6       E
  My woman, that woman,  just wasn't right

  B7
  Help me now please my friend
    D  A   G    A  G7     A7
  I ne-ver felt so bad be-fore

  Never never before

  Verse 2
  So funny, so funny, just like a show
  One name, two people, all in a row
  Somebody, somebody, someone must go

  Help me now please my friend
  I never felt so bad before
  Never never before

C                       F
  I was hurt when I was younger
Fm7                  C
  By a woman who was cold
                                F
  She took my name, she took my body
Fm7                      C
  Then she threw away my soul

Guitar solo: E

  Verse 3
  I can't hide, I can't hide my misery
  I know my sorrow won't set me free
  She did it, just see, she did it to me

  Help me now please my friend
  I never felt so bad before
  Never never before

Piano solo: E
E7 D A E (drums) E7.   A Bm    A Bm


Smoke On The Water
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
From "Machine Head" 1972.


Riff (notes): G Bb C   G Bb Db C   G Bb C  Bb G  (6 X)

1.(guitar) 2. 3.(+organ & hi-hat) 4.(+drums) 5.(+bass) 6.

Gm
  We all came out to Montreux
         Bb   C      Gm
  On the Lake Geneva shoreline

  To make records with a mobile
  Bb   C          Gm
        We didn't have much time

Gm
  Frank Zappa and the Mothers
       Bb          C     Gm
  Were at the best place around

  But some stupid with a flare gun
  Bb               C      Gm
  Burned the place to the ground

  C            Ab7   Gm
  Smoke on the water,  a fire in the sky
  C            Ab7
  Smoke on the water

Riff (2 X)

Gm (Verse 2)
  They burned down the gambling house
  It died with an awful sound
  Funky Claude was running in and out
  Pulling kids out of ground

  When it all was over
  We had to find another place
  Swiss time was running on
  It seemed that we would lose the race

  Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky
  Smoke on the water

Riff (2 X)

Guitar solo

Riff (2 X)

Gm (Verse 3)
  We ended up at the Grand Hotel
  It was empty, cold and bare
  But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
  Making our music there

  With a few red lights, a few old beds
  We made a place to sweat
  No matter what we get out of this
  I know, I know we'll never forget

  C            Ab7   Gm
  Smoke on the water,  a fire in the sky
  C            Ab7
  Smoke on the water

Riff (4 X) + organ solo (without guitar riff)


Lazy
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
From "Machine Head" 1972.


G C7 G G7 C7 C7 G G Bb F G

D7       G     C7               G
  You're lazy, you just stay in bed
G7       C7                 G
  You're lazy, just stay in bed
G     Bb                   F                 G
  You don't want no money, you don't want no bread

  Verse 2
  If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw
  If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw
  You don't want to live, don't want to cry no more

  Verse 3
  Well, my trying ain't done no good
  I said, my trying ain't done no good
  You don't make no effort, no not like you should

  Verse 4 (1)
  Lazy, you just stay in bed
  Lazy, just stay in bed
  You don't want no money, you don't want no brea


Space Truckin'
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
From "Machine Head" 1972.

Intro:

G A D C A  C D G A (4 X)

           A
  Well, we had a lot of luck on Venus
     D            E7      A
  We always had a ball on Mars
        A
  We're meeting all the groovy people
        D                E7     A
  We've rocked the Milky Way so far
        D                    A
  We danced around with Bore-alice
        D                            E
  We're space truckin' round the the stars

       A
  Come on, come on, come on
  Let's go Space truckin'
       E7
  Come on, come on, come on
  Space truckin'

  Verse 2
  Remember when we did the moonshot
  And Pony Trekker led the way
  We'd move to the Canaveral moonstomp
  And every naut would dance and sway
  We got music in our solar system
  We're space truckin' round the stars

  Come on, come on, come on
  Let's go space truckin'
  Come on, come on, come on
  Space truckin'

  Verse 3
  The fireball that we rode was moving
  But now we got a new machine
  Yeah yeah yeah yeah, the freaks said
  Man those cats can really swing
  They got music in the solar system
  They rock around the Milky Way
  They're dancing 'round with Borealice
  They're Space truckin' everyday

  Come on, come on, come on
  Let's go space truckin'
  Come on, come on, come on
  Space Truckin'

Guitar solo/drum solo: G A (? X)

       A
  Come on, come on, come on
  Let's go space truckin'
       E7
  Come on, come on, come on
  Space Truckin'

  A
  Yeah, yeah, yeah
  Space truckin'
  E7
  Yeah, yeah, yeah
  Space truckin'
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