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Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water chords

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I tried playing the others and they didn't sound right. So here is my version .
usually I mute the G string due to bad hand position, and it sounds fine.

G  3--5--5--4--3--3
A# 6--8--8--7--6--6
C  8--10-10-9--8--8
C# 9--11-11-10-9--9
F  1--3--3--2--1--1
G# 4--6--6--5--4--4  

if in () it may not be right, but I play it like that.

Sometimes, I play the verses with the intro riff, and it sounds fine like that 
too. Not sure which is right. Haven't heard the song in a while.

Intro:  G A# C  G A# C# C   G A# C  A# G

Verse 1:
   G
We all came out to Montreux
G           F        G
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
G
To make records with a mobile
G         F         G
We didn't have much time
G
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
G           F          G
Were at the best place around
G
But some stupid with a flare gun
G            F          G   
Burned the place to the ground

Chorus:
C            G#      G (A#   C)    (G A C# C)
Smoke on the water,    fire in the sky
C            G#
Smoke on the water...

Intro Riff x2

Verse 2: Same as first

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

Chorus:

Smoke on the water,  fire in the sky

Smoke on the water...

Intro Riff x2

Solo:	No idea, may update it later.

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 and a few old beds

We make 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,  fire in the sky

Smoke on the water...

Intro Riff x4

Instrumental Verse; fade out
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