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Funky Claude "Smoke on the Water"

Funky Claude "Smoke on the Water"

1971
Territet
Deep Purple
Deep Purple

[Verse 1]

We all came out to Montreux

On the Lake Geneva shoreline

To make records with a mobile

We didn't have much time

But Frank Zappa and the Mothers

Were at the best place around

But some stupid with a flare gun

Burned the place to the ground

[Chorus]

Smoke on the water and fire in the sky

Smoke on the water

[Verse 2]

They burned down the gambling house

It died with an awful sound

(Uh) 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

[Chorus]

Smoke on the water and fire in the sky

Smoke on the water

[Solo]

[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

[Chorus]

Smoke on the water and fire in the sky

Smoke on the water

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  • Thierry Amsallem

    Une plaque commémorative sera posée au Grand Hôtel de Territet avec les membres du groupe le 4 juillet 2018.

    Une autre plaque commémorative de Claude sera inaugurée au Montreux Palace le 11 juillet 2018 par le conseiller fédéral Ignazio Cassis et sera posée Avenue de Chillon 70 à Territet sur l'immeuble familial de Claude, qui abrita la première base permanente du Montreux Jazz Festival (1967-2012) mais aussi les bureaux de Warner Music (1973-2013).

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