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Deep Purple - Black Night - 1970




"Black Night" is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple, first released as a single in June 1970 and later included on the 25th Anniversary version of their 1970 album, In Rock. The song became a hit following its release, peaking at No. 2 on UK charts, and to this day remains Deep Purple's highest charting UK single.


"Black Night" made its way into the setlist soon after release, generally as the first encore. The song was not played in full after Ian Gillan and Roger Glover left the band in 1973, but snippets were often played by Ritchie Blackmore as part of his improvisations. On the reformation of Deep Purple in 1984 "Black Night" returned as part of the main set list. There are many versions of the song available on Deep Purple live albums.





Lyrics


Black night is not right

I don't feel so bright

I don't care to sit tight

Maybe I'll find on the way down the line

That I'm free, free to be me

Black night is a long way from home


I don't need a dark tree

I don't want a rough sea

I can't feel, I can't see

Maybe I'll find on the way down the line

That I'm free, free to be me

Black night is a long way from home


Black night, black night

I don't need black night

I can't see dark light

Maybe I'll find on the way down the line

That I'm free, free to be me

Black night is a long way from home