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Flight of the Rat  Deep Purple

Album: Deep Purple in Rock
Written and performed by: Deep Purple (Blackmore/Gillian/Glover/Lord/Paice)
Tabbed by: Hermann Samso (
A A A A G D <-- Chord Progression 1 (CP1)
Spread the word around
[A]The rat is [A]leaving t[A]own[A] [G] [D]
[A]The messag[A]e is a so[A]ng[A] [G] [D]
[A]The mis[A]ery is g[A]one[A] [G] [D]
Once I had a dream
To sing before the queen
She didn't want to know
She wouldn't see the show
E E E E D A <-- Chord Prograssion 2 (CP2)
What a fright
[E] [E] [E] I [E]couldn't[D] do it[A] right
[E] [E] [E] Oh[E] what [D]a nig[A]ht
Riff A:

Mystic demons fly
All about the sk
With memories of a clown
The saddest show in town
When I was seventeen
Me mother said to me
Be careful what you touch
You shouldn't take so much
I blew my mind
She was so kind
I could have cried
B B B B A G# <--Chord Progression 3 (CP3)
In my mind
[B]I h[B]ad to f[B]ind[B] [A] [G#]
[B]A kind of[B] new w[B]ay[B] [A] [G#]
[B]Of being [B]oh so c[B]ool[B] [A] [G#]
[B]Like a b[B]lue blo[B]oded[B] [A] [G#]
[B]Well s[B]tudded[B] [B] [A] [G#]
[B]Engli[B]sh f[B]ool[B] [A] [G#]
Speak about the past
Times are changing fast
Once I was so weak
I couldn't even speak
Shaking put a curse
Nothing could be worse
Walking through the door
Who could ask for more
Now I'm free
And I can see
That I am me
Spread the word around
The rat is leaving town
The message is a song
The misery is gone
Shaking out a curse
Nothing could be worse
Walking through the door
Who could ask for more
Now I'm free
And I can see
That I am me
Please stay away

| The SpaceWalker . * _@ . .| "This is a test
|Walkin' thru Cyberspace..... . o . </\_ o * | to provoque an
|..aahhh! at home at last!!! . ~\/\ ' o| emotional
|-> . / . * | response..."
|-> ` . . |

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