Hey Joe (4:32)

Cover of Are You Experienced?

From Are You Experienced? and 153 other releases

Hey Joe is Hendrix at his best of introducing modern versions of old black blues classic lyrics and themes with his own brand of electric guitar.
The Hey Joe Songfacts says: There have been countless versions of “Hey Joe” but the version that inspired Hendrix to record this came from a Folk singer named Tim Rose, who played it in a slow arrangement on his 1967 debut album. Rose was a popular singer/songwriter for a short time in the Greenwich Village scene, but quickly faded into obscurity before a small comeback in the ’90s. He died in 2002 at age 62.


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Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun of your hand
Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand, oh
I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin' 'round with another man

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  • Moonlight_Dawn

    This song seems to have "triggered" something within many people. This rock standard - should be a rock anthem. Good cover by The Experience. <3

    25 Feb 4:13am Reply
  • DZRTsurfer88

    like a finely tuned time machine, this track takes me back to some time spent in Thailand while in the US Army 1968

    16 Feb 7:43pm Reply
  • Deucefiggity

    Funkin Luv Dis Song

    13 Feb 10:18pm Reply
  • lordi58

    Eine legende amn der Gitarre

    13 Feb 4:14pm Reply
  • Iracemapacenha


    11 Feb 6:16pm Reply
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    11 Feb 2:43am Reply
  • pure_emotion

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm .... sooooooooooooo goooooooooooooood !!! :-)

    5 Feb 12:08am Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    always been a sucker for this song, one of the first I learned on the bass guitar many years ago :)

    2 Feb 4:51pm Reply
  • yoloej

    I am going out into the wilderness. Hiking deep till my legs cannot carry me anymore. Put it to my head... then pull the trigger!!

    31 Jan 2:07pm Reply
  • SofiaWinchester

    Ei Joe, onde você vai com essa arma?

    24 Jan 12:09am Reply
  • DKDC22


    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    Hey Joe

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • pqprafaella

    minha vida

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JimiVonMicrodot

    Love the anger in the guitar and the backing vocals are sublime........

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • zmatster

    Would not be politically correct today, this song would have some people screaming for gun control.

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • TheBullfrog

    Ace track! www.jackybullfrog.com

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • escalonab

    Hey peter! Where you going with that axe in your hand?

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • mktucker41

    Classic shit! Thanks so much for this Jimi

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • littlelouie1

    We all know what he was able to do with his guitar but he also had a great & beautiful voice which i love this track what really shows both of his skills which he had a lot more to give us but he passed away way to young. Don't put down Clapton because they both were good friends & their is is ONLY ONE GOD & it wasn't Jimi Hendrix or any body else playing music. BROse712, maybe if you smoke enough weed & take a hit of some strong acid you just might see someone that you think is GOD but it's not really him..........

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • csrog69

    Kick ass!

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
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