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Band: Deep Purple
Song: Highway Star
Album: Machine Head
Tabbed By: Jack

This is one of my all time favorites from Deep Purple
I almost certain this is 100% correct



[Intro]

First Guitar:            (Played Fast)
E||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||----6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-----|
A||----x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-----|
E||----4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-----|

                         (Played Fast)
E||-------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------|
D||----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-----|
A||----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-----|
E||----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|

                          (Palm Muted)
E||--------------------------------------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------------------------------------|
G||--------------------------------------------------------------|
D||----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
A||----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
E||----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3------|
                          (Palm Muted)

Second Guitar:
E||-----------------------------------|
B||----2--2--2--2----2--4-------------|
G||----2--2--2--2----2--4-------------|
D||----2--2--2--2----2--4--(x4)-------|
A||-----------------------------------|
E||-----------------------------------|


[Verse]

                      No  body  gonna  take  my  car
E||-------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----5--3----------------------------------------------|
D||-----5--3-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-------|
A||-----3--1-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-------|
E||--------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-------|
    (let ring)  <|----------Palm Mute---------------------|

E||--------------------------------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------------------------------|
G||----3--5--3---------------------------------------------|
D||----3--5--3-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
A||----1--3--1-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
E||----------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3------|
                  <|----------Palm Mute--------------------|

E||-------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------|
G||----3--5--3--------------------------------------------|
D||----3--5--3-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|
A||----1--3--1-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|
E||----------------1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-----|

E||-----------------------------------------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----------------------------------------------------------|
D||----10--9--8--7-----7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-----|
A||----8---7--6--5-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-----|
E||-----------------------------------------------------------|

 I love it, I need it, I bleed it
E||-----------------------------------------|
B||----13----13----13----13-13-13----13-----|
G||----12----12----12----12-12-12----12-----|
D||----11----11----11----11-11-11----11-----|
A||----12----12----12----12-12-12----12-----|
E||-----------------------------------------|

 Alright  hold tight  I'm    a     High-way Star________
E||---------------------------------------------|
B||---------------------------------------------|
G||----5---7---5---7---5---7---10---12---14-----|
D||----5---7---5---7---5---7---10---12---14-----|
A||----3---5---3---5---3---5---8----10---12-----|
E||---------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

                      No  body  gonna  take my girl____
E||-------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----5--3----------------------------------------------|
D||-----5--3-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-------|
A||-----3--1-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-------|
E||--------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-------|
    (let ring)  <|----------Palm Mute---------------------|

E||--------------------------------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------------------------------|
G||----3--5--3---------------------------------------------|
D||----3--5--3-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
A||----1--3--1-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
E||----------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3------|
                  <|----------Palm Mute--------------------|

E||-------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------|
G||----3--5--3--------------------------------------------|
D||----3--5--3-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|
A||----1--3--1-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|
E||----------------1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-----|

E||-----------------------------------------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----------------------------------------------------------|
D||----10--9--8--7-----7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-----|
A||----8---7--6--5-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-----|
E||-----------------------------------------------------------|

 I Love her, I need her, I seed her
E||-----------------------------------------|
B||----13----13----13----13-13-13----13-----|
G||----12----12----12----12-12-12----12-----|
D||----11----11----11----11-11-11----11-----|
A||----12----12----12----12-12-12----12-----|
E||-----------------------------------------|

Alright  hold tight  I'm    a     Highway Star________
E||---------------------------------------------|
B||---------------------------------------------|
G||----5---7---5---7---5---7---10---12---14-----|
D||----5---7---5---7---5---7---10---12---14-----|
A||----3---5---3---5---3---5---8----10---12-----|
E||---------------------------------------------|

[Verse 3](keyboard Solo):
This is played during Keyboard Solo

E||------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||----7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------------|
A||----5-5-5-5-(x4)--7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5-----4-4-4-4-----------|
E||------------------5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3(x4)-2-2-2-2(x4)-------|
                               (Palm Muted)

E||----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||----7-7-7-7-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A||----5-5-5-5-(x4)--7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5-----4-4-4-4-----3-3-3-3---------|
E||------------------5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3(x4)-2-2-2-2(x4)-1-1-1-1(x8)-----|
                               (Palm Muted)

E||----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------5-7-5-----------------5-5---5-7------7-5-----------------------|
D||----7--3-5—3(x4)-------3-5-7--------------------7-6-5--3---3----------|
A||----5---------------3-5---------------------------------------5-3-----|
E||----------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

                      No  body  gonna  take my head____
E||-------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----5--3----------------------------------------------|
D||-----5--3-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-------|
A||-----3--1-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-------|
E||--------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-------|
    (let ring)  <|----------Palm Mute---------------------|

E||--------------------------------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------------------------------|
G||----3--5--3---------------------------------------------|
D||----3--5--3-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
A||----1--3--1-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
E||----------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3------|
                  <|----------Palm Mute--------------------|

E||-------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------|
G||----3--5--3--------------------------------------------|
D||----3--5--3-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|
A||----1--3--1-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|
E||----------------1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-----|

E||-----------------------------------------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----------------------------------------------------------|
D||----10--9--8--7-----7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-----|
A||----8---7--6--5-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-----|
E||-----------------------------------------------------------|

 I Love it, I need it, I seed it
E||-----------------------------------------|
B||----13----13----13----13-13-13----13-----|
G||----12----12----12----12-12-12----12-----|
D||----11----11----11----11-11-11----11-----|
A||----12----12----12----12-12-12----12-----|
E||-----------------------------------------|

Alright  hold tight  I'm    a     Highway Star________
E||---------------------------------------------|
B||---------------------------------------------|
G||----5---7---5---7---5---7---10---12---14-----|
D||----5---7---5---7---5---7---10---12---14-----|
A||----3---5---3---5---3---5---8----10---12-----|
E||---------------------------------------------|


[Solo]

E||--------8^------8^---------8^-8-5----------------|
B||------6-------6----6~----6--------8-6---8-6~-----|
G||----7-------7----------7--------------7----------|
D||-------------------------------------------------|
A||-------------------------------------------------|(x2)
E||-------------------------------------------------|
                                                        (Play Fast)
E||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||----8^-8^--8^-8^---8^-8-5-----------------------------------------------------------|
G||--------------------------7-5---7-5----5/---5/-5/---5/-5/---5/-5/---5/-5/---5^------|
D||------------------------------7-----7-----7-------7-------7-------7-------7---------|
A||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||------------8^-8-5----------8^-8-6----------10^-10-8--------------|
B||----8^-(x8)--------6---------------8-----------------8------------|
G||---------------------7-(x2)----------7-(x2)------------9-(x2)-----|
D||------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||----5---6---7----8-------|
B||----8^--9^--10^--11^-----|
G||-------------------------|
D||-------------------------|
A||-------------------------|
E||-------------------------|

E||----8^-8-5-----8^-8-6-----8^-8^-8-6-----8^-8-6-----10^-10^-10-8-----10^-10-8---------|
B||-----------6----------8-------------8----------8----------------8------------8-------|
G||-------------7----------7-------------7----------7----------------9-----------9------|
D||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||----5---6---7----8-------|
B||----8^--9^--10^--11^-----|
G||-------------------------|
D||-------------------------|
A||-------------------------|
E||-------------------------|

                (This Part Of the solo is played Very Very Fast)
E||----5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8-----|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13-|
B||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16-|
B||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||----0-0-0-17-0-0-0-16-0-0-0-15-0-0-0-14-0-0-0-13-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-11-0-0-0-10-----|
B||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||----5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8--5-7-8-8-----|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--10-12-13-13--|
B||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--13-15-16-16--|
B||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||----0-0-0-17-0-0-0-16-0-0-0-15-0-0-0-14-0-0-0-13-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-11-0-0-0-10-----|
B||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||----0-0-0-9-0-0-0-8-0-0-0-7-0-0-0-6-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-4-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-1-----|
B||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E||----0-0-0-2-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-4-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-6-0-0-0-7-0-0-0-8------|
B||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E||-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E||------------------------------------------------------|
B||----8^-8^-8-5------------8^-8-5-----------------------|
G||--------------7-5---------------7-5---5-7-5-----------|
D||------------------7-5-7-------------7-------7-5-7-----|
A||------------------------------------------------------|
E||------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

                      No  body  gonna  take my car
E||-------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----5--3----------------------------------------------|
D||-----5--3-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-------|
A||-----3--1-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-------|
E||--------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-------|
    (let ring)  <|----------Palm Mute---------------------|

E||--------------------------------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------------------------------|
G||----3--5--3---------------------------------------------|
D||----3--5--3-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
A||----1--3--1-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------|
E||----------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3------|
                  <|----------Palm Mute--------------------|

E||-------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------|
G||----3--5--3--------------------------------------------|
D||----3--5--3-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|
A||----1--3--1-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----|
E||----------------1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-----|

E||-----------------------------------------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------------------------------|
G||-----------------------------------------------------------|
D||----10--9--8--7-----7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-----|
A||----8---7--6--5-----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-----|
E||-----------------------------------------------------------|

 I Love her, I need her, I seed her
E||-----------------------------------------|
B||----13----13----13----13-13-13----13-----|
G||----12----12----12----12-12-12----12-----|
D||----11----11----11----11-11-11----11-----|
A||----12----12----12----12-12-12----12-----|
E||-----------------------------------------|

Alright  hold tight  I'm    a     Highway Star____Highway Star___ Highway STAR___
E||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||----5--7--5--7--5--7--10--12--14---5--7--10--12--14---5--7--10--12--14-----|
D||----5--7--5--7--5--7--10--12--14---5--7--10--12--14---5--7--10--12--14-----|
A||----3--5--3--5--3--5--8---10--12---3--5--8---10--12---3--5--8---10--12-----|
E||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



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~              Vibrato
^              Bend (full step)
b              Bend (1/4 step)
/              Slide
x              Mute
(Palm Muted)   Whole section Palm muted
<|Palm Muted|> Just Part is palm muted

************************************

            
            
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Iron_Dude 10 May 17, 2007 02:37 PM

Sorry, but the intro and solo are completely wrong. They should be played a string up and higher on the frets. The verses are good, though.

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stratmaster100 10 Jun 22, 2007 06:21 PM

ya, the some parts in the solo are wrong, but the rest seems pretty good

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mister doodles 10 Feb 29, 2008 03:44 PM

it doesnt seem quite right, but ive only been playin for 3 years and im not that exp

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