[% META title='Deep Purple Tablature' nonav = 1 nofullmenu = 1 %]

Soldier of Fortune

(Blackmore/Coverdale)

From "Stormbringer", 1974

Intro
E|__________________________________________________________________________
A|__________________________________________________________________________
D|____________5______________________________________________________________
G|______________3____________________________________________________________
B|________________3___________________11_10H11P10_8_10_______________________
E|__________________3_5_6_6/10_8H10P8 __________________________


E|__________________________________________________________________________
A|________________10____________________________5______________________________
D|________________10____________________________5______________________________
G|_________________9____________________________5_____________________________
B|_________________8_____________________8______5_____8_____11P10_8VV________
E|_________________8____________6H8P6/5________________________
VERSE 1
I HAVE OFTEN TOLD YOU STORIES
E|___________________________________________________________
A|___________________________________________________________
D|______________5____________________________________________
G|_______________3_______3___________________________________
B|________________3___3____________________________________
E|___________________3______________________________________ 
ABOUT THE WAY
E|___________________________________________________________
A|_____________8______________________________________________
D|______________7___________7_________________________________
G|_______________5_______5___________________________________
B|________________6___6____________________________________
E|__________________5______________________________________
I LIVED A LIFE O A DRIFTER
E|___________________________________________________________
A|___________________________________________________________
D|______________5____________________________________________
G|_______________3_______3___________________________________
B|________________3___3____________________________________
E|___________________3______________________________________
WAITING FOR THE DAY
E |___________________________________________________________
A|___________________________________________________________
D|______________0____________________________________________
G|_______________2_______2___________________________________
B|________________3___3____________________________________
E|___________________01______________________________________
VERSE 2
WHEN I TAKE YOUR HAND AND SING YOU SONGS
E|___________________________________________________________
A|___________________________________________________________
D|______________5____________________________________________
G|_______________3_______3___________________________________
B|________________3___3____________________________________
E|________________3______________________________________
THEN MAYBE YOU WOULD SAY
E|___________________________________________________________
A|_____________3______________________________________________
D|______________3_________3___________________________________
G|_______________2______2___________________________________
B|________________1___1____________________________________
E|________________1______________________________________
COME LAY WITH ME AND LOVE ME
E|___________________________________________________________
A|___________________________________________________________
D|______________5____________________________________________
G|_______________3_______3___________________________________
B|________________3___3____________________________________
E|________________3______________________________________
AND I WOULD SURELY STAY
E|___________________________________________________________
A|___________________________________________________________
D|______________0____________________________________________
G|_______________2_______2___________________________________
B|________________3___3____________________________________
E|________________01______________________________________
CHORUS
BUT I FEEL I'M GROWING OLDER
E|___________________________________________________________
A|__________3______1________3___________________________________
D|_______0_________3__________2_______________5____5___________
G|________________3_____________0_____________3____3____
B|________________3_____________1____1_____3____3______
E|________________________________0____________3____3______
AND THE SONGS THAT I HAVE SUNG
E|___________________________________________________________
A|________6___________________3________________1________________
D|___________5__________________3_____________3______________
G|______________3________________2___________3_________
B|________________4________________1______3__________
E|_____________________________________________________
ECHO ROUND THE DISTANCE .. LIKE THE SOUND
E|___________________________________________________________
A|________________3______________________3_____________________
D|_____________2_____2______5_____________3_______3_______________
G|__________0_________________3_____________2____2_______________
B|_______________________________3___3_________1_______________
E|__________________________________3_________________________
OF A WINDMILL GOING ROUND
E|____________________________________
A|_____1_______________________________
D|_____3_______________________________
G|_____3_______________________________
B|_____3_______________________________
E|______________________________________
GUESS I'LL ALWAYS BE A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
E|__________________________________________________________________
A|_____3_____________________________________________________________
D|_____5_____________________0_______0__________5_____________________
G|________5________5____________2___2______________3__________________
B|___________4____4_________________3__________________3___3___________
E|______________3_________________________________________3__________
FOLLOW VERSE 1 AND VERSE 2
Many times I've been a traveler
I looked for something new
In days of old when nights were cold
I wandered without you
But those days I thought my eyes
Had seen you standing near
Though blindness is confusing
It shows that you're not here.
CHORUS 2
Now I feel I'm going older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill going round
Guess I'll always be
A soldier of fortune
I CAN HERE THE SOUND OF A WINDMILL GOING ROUND
E|____________________________________________________________________________
A|_______________________3____________1_____________________6__________________
D|______5__________________3____________3_____________________5______________
G|________3_______3_________2__2_________3___3____________________3________
B|__________3___3____________1_____________3___________________4___________
E|__________3______________________________________________
GUESS I'LL ALWAYS BE A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
E|__________________________________________________________________
A|_____3_____________________________________________________________
D|_____5_____________________0_______0__________5_____________________
G|________5________5____________2___2______________3__________________
B|___________4____4_________________3__________________3___3___________
E|______________3_________________________________________3__________
GUESS I'LL ALWAYS BE A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
E|__________________________________________________________________
A|_____3_________________________________________5____________________
D|_____5_____________________0_______0__________5_____________________
G|________5________5____________2___2______________4__________________
B|___________4____4_________________3__________________3___3___________
E|______________3_________________________________________3__________

Transcripted by Peter Kosmas