My favorite rock ballad by Deep Purple from their 1974 album Stormbringer, covered by Opeth, Black Majesty and Whitesnake.Ritchie Blackmore says of "Soldier Of Fortune" it is "one of my favorite songs. It's got a few of those mediaeval chords." This slow, sentimental ballad was co-written with new vocalist David Coverdale for the first album by Deep Purple Mark Three. Unfortunately, the rest of the band didn't like the song, but Blackmore continued to play it after leaving the band.
I hope you like my version!