Hey Joe (4:32)

Cover of Are You Experienced?

From Are You Experienced? and 148 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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  • escalonab

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

    13 Aug 9:57am Reply
  • mktucker41

    Classic shit! Thanks so much for this Jimi

    7 Aug 1:15am 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 8:41pm Reply
  • csrog69

    Kick ass!

    13 Jul 9:44pm Reply
  • BROse712

    WOW Fuc_ Clapton, this guy is GOD!

    10 May 8:22am Reply
  • Dankel50

    just fantastic

    30 Apr 7:23pm 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 3:01pm Reply
  • B-AIRLINE

    NO OTHER VERSION CAN BEAT JIMI'S. BET ME.

    8 Mar 1:13pm Reply
  • littlelouie1

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

    15 Feb 9:41am Reply
  • PEPPERWALLACE

    CAN NEVER BE TOPPED

    11 Feb 10:58pm Reply
  • fandermusik

    forever my favorite ....

    3 Feb 1:56pm 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
  • fandermusik

    miss you...

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • fandermusik

    my favorite....

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    a masterpiece. (3)

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • johnTMcNeill

    dozens of covers by some of the best- but nothing like Jimi

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jjarichardson

    Hendrix's best song. As soulful as it is heavy.

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    a masterpiece. (2)

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • RyVil

    killer

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
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