Highway Star, Deep Purple, Fingerstyle Guitar Cover

Highway Star, Deep Purple, Fingerstyle Guitar Cover

What is your favorite summer song? During my childhood, Highway Star by Deep Purple represented what I thought of as the best of summer rock fun. Fast cars, chicks and drugs (OK, hold the drugs…).

I have been putting together a solo fingerstyle guitar arrangement for this song recently as a waiter at one of the restaurants where I play told me he was a huge Deep Purple fan… So this is dedicated to him and the entire wait staff at The Earle. Obviously, this is a kind of a “radio edit” version, leaving out the long organ solo… Enjoy!

Nobody gonna take my car
I'm gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car
It's gonna break the speed of sound
Oooh it's a killing machine
It's got everything
Like a driving power big fat tyres
and everything

I love it and I need it
I bleed it yeah it's a wild hurricane
Alright hold tight
I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my girl
I'm gonna keep her to the end
Nobody gonna have my girl
She stays close on every bend
Oooh she's a killing machine
She's got everything
Like a moving mouth body control
and everything

I love her I need her
I seed her
Yeah She turns me on
Alright hold on tight
I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my head
I got speed inside my brain
Nobody gonna steal my head
Now that I'm on the road again
Oooh I'm in heaven again I've got everything
Like a moving ground an open road
and everything

I love it and I need it
I seed it
Eight cylinders all mine
Alright hold on tight
I'm a highway star

Nobody gonna take my car
I'm gonna race it to the ground
Nobody gonna beat my car
It's gonna break the speed of sound
Oooh it's a killing machine
It's got everything
Like a driving power big
fat tyres and everything

I love it and I need it
I bleed it
Yeah it's a wild hurricane
Alright hold on tight
I'm a highway star
I'm a highway star
I'm a highway star

Written by Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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