Song Challenge – Day 3

My two blog sisters, Lisa of Life of An El Paso Woman and Ritu of But I Smile Anywaynominated me for this lovely challenge. I thought I make an exception for this song challenge and make the takes consecutive (as the rules say) but I still cheat on the nominations… 😁… sorry!

I decided to rock the weekend a bit. Here we go:

Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple

We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn’t have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the groundSmoke on the water, a fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race

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

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

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

Writers:  Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Jon Lord
Sources: YouTube / A-Z Lyrics
In Love and Light

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My son was able to play the intro to this song on his electric guitar when he was 5… and we told him the story about the fire in Montreux as the song is about it. And then we told him that it was in Montreux he went to the movies the first time 🙂 Of course he can’t remember 😉

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Well, yeah, he did pretty well (it was slower than the original for sure). He had a great guitar teacher. Unfortunately the guy then moved away and my son didn’t want to play anymore. He is only picking it up again now.

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A lot of things are depending on the teacher. But that way he started it and got a feeling for it. Now, he remembers and picks it up with a different intention… and not as a newbie anymore!

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