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Published 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
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
(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.