Hey Joe (4:32)

Cover of Are You Experienced?

From Are You Experienced? and 152 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 in your hand
Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand
I'm goin' down to shoot my ol' lady
I caught her messin' 'round with another man

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  • SofiaWinchester

    Ei Joe, onde você vai com essa arma?

    24 Jan 12:09am Reply
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    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
  • BROse712

    WOW Fuc_ Clapton, this guy is GOD!

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • Dankel50

    just fantastic

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • vinman76

    This man can play a guitar with shoe strings and it will sound like this!! Jimi you will always live on!! Guitarist that all other gutarist are measured!

    17 Apr 2014 Reply


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  • littlelouie1

    He sure nailed it better then anyone else did by far Ray just like Under The Watch Tower.

    15 Feb 2014 Reply


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  • fandermusik

    forever my favorite ....

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • yoloej

    Love this one! Could be my life theme song!!

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tiger-Tony

    "Thank you-Jimi-for that Classic song" " "

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
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