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Hey Joe

This song is by Jimi Hendrix and appears on the live album Live At Woodstock (1999).

This is a live version of "Hey Joe". The lyrics differ from the original studio version released on Are You Experienced (1967) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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Song of the Day
August 18, 2010
(Oo-backing vocals on each line)
Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
Alright. I'm goin down to shoot my old lady,
You know I caught her messin' 'round with another man.
I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady,
You know I caught her messin' 'round with another man.
And that ain't too cool.

(Ah-backing vocal on each line)
Uh, hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman down,
You shot her down.
Uh, hey Joe, I heard you shot you old lady down,
You shot her down to the ground. Yeah!

Yes, I did, I shot her,
You know I caught her messin' 'round,
Messin' 'round town.
Uh, yes I did, I shot her
You know I caught my old lady messin' 'round town.
And I gave her the gun and I shot her!

Alright
(Ah! Hey Joe)
Shoot her one more time again, baby!
(Oo)
Yeah.
(Hey Joe!)
Ah, dig it!
(Hey)
Ah! Ah!
(Joe where you gonna go?)
Oh, alright.

Hey Joe, said now,
(Hey)
uh, where you gonna run to now, where you gonna run to?
Yeah.
(where you gonna go?)
Hey Joe, I said,
(Hey)
where you goin' to run
to now, where you, where you gonna go?
(Joe!)
Well, dig it!
I'm goin' way down south, way down south,
(Hey)
way down south to Mexico way! Alright!
(Joe)
I'm goin' way down south,
(Hey, Joe)
way down where I can be free!
(where you gonna...)
Ain't no one gonna find me babe!
(...go?)
Ain't no hangman gonna,
(Hey, Joe)
he ain't gonna put a rope around me!
(Joe where you gonna..)
You better belive it right now!
(...go?)
I gotta go now!
Hey, hey, hey Joe,
(Hey Joe)
you better run on down!
(where you gonna...)
Goodbye everybody. Ow!
(...go?)
Hey, hey Joe, what'd I say,
(Hey.......................Joe)
run on down.
(where you gonna go?

CreditsEdit

  • Music and Lyrics by Billy Roberts
  • Jimi Hendrix - guitar, vocals
  • Larry Lee - rhythm guitar
  • Billy Cox - bass, backing vocals
  • Mitch Mitchell - drums
  • Juma Sultan - percussion
  • Jerry Velez - percussion

Original location recordings engineered by Eddie Kramer & Lee Osborne on August 18, 1969 at Bethel, New York

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