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Folk rock singer Tim Rose’s slow version, (recorded in 1966 and claimed to be Rose's arrangement of a wholly traditional song) inspired the first single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. One documentary shows interviews with Chas Chandler, who, having just left The Animals, and was focusing on managing other acts. He had been seeking out an artist to record a full-on rock version of "Hey Joe", and Hendrix fit the bill. Chandler had seen Rose performing at the Cafe… read more

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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

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe Lyrics


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  • What??
  • A great version of a haunting song and quite possibly the greatest cover song ever made. Jimi's version is unique, has was his soulful guitar playing. ♥
  • >> On [url=http://www.last.fm/music/The+Jimi+Hendrix+Experience/The+Wild+Man+of+Pop+Plays+Volume+1]THIS[/url] album the song sounds excellently. ( Recorded live in Stockholm, 1967 )
  • Its cover. The Leaves had made this song earlier.
  • Timeless!
  • Also gut, ich gebe zu, war soeben in der Dezemberkälte, draussen vor dem Haus, habe die verschneiten Alpen betrachtet, eine Tabakpfeife geraucht und einen Whiskey getrunken, bin also etwas euphorisch, aber... ich mag Jimi. Es ist alles so unheimlich ehrlich.
  • Yes, I did, I shot her.
  • One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES!
  • Hey Jimi !

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