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SMOKE ON THE WATER by RED FOLEY (1944)

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Uploaded on Dec 2, 2007

"Smoke on the Water" was written in 1944 by Zeke Clements and recorded shortly thereafter by Red Foley.

In 1941, the same year Red made his film debut with Tex Ritter in the Western "The Pioneers", he signed a lifetime contract with Decca Records resulting in his first #1 country hit Smoke On The Water in 1944. It topped the charts for 13 consecutive weeks in 1945, he was the first major performer to record in Nashville.

Smoke on the Water

There will be a sad day comin
For the foes of all mankind
They must answer to the people
And its troubling their mind
Everybody who must fear them
Will rejoice on that great day
When the powers of dictators
Shall be taken all away

CHORUS:
Therell be smoke on the water
On the land and the sea
When our Army and Navy overtakes the enemy
Therell be smoke on the mountains
Where the Heathen Gods stay
And the sun that is risin
Will go down on that day

For there is a great destroyer
Made of fire and flesh and steel
Rollin toward the foes of freedom
Theyll go down beneath its wheels
Therell be nothing left but vultures
To inhabit all that land
When our modern ships and bombers
Make a graveyard of Japan

CHORUS

Hirohito long with Hitler
Will be ridin on a rail
Mussolinill beg for mercy
As a leader he has failed
But therell be no time for pity
When the Screamin Eagle flies
That will be the end of Axis
They must answer with their lives

CHORUS

(Instrumental Interlude)
CHORUS

Lyrics posted October 21, 2005 by Kyle Joseph Ummamum.
All lyrics contained in this section are the intellectual property of the respective copyright owners. I am a personal fan of the music, and that is why they appear here. No copyright infringement is intended.

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