The Wind Cries Mary (3:20)

Cover of Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix

From Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix and 14 other releases

The Wind Cries Mary is a written by Jimi Hendrix and performed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It was released as the band’s third single, backed with “Highway Chile”, on May 5, 1967. The track was one of Hendrix’s more R&B influenced songs. One of Hendrix’s first hits in England, the song was recorded at the end of the “Fire” sessions. Today, the song is considered a classic and continues to receive decent airplay around the world. It is #370 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 greatest songs of all time.


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  • pem0910

    This song is for Kathy Etchingham: "Mary is a girlfriend of mine. She is a girl who is slightly taken to talking about me to her friends, you know. One moment she will talk about me like I was a dog, and the next moment she says the complete opposite..."

    6 Feb 3:08pm Reply
  • caiogui

    I keep wondering if this song is about a car accident in which this girl Mary died.

    26 Jan 4:51am Reply
  • katronimo

    amazing :)

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    What kind of drugs was he not on ?

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • o-MacGyver-o


    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • RichieTozier

    totally stunning

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • theKingOfmay

    one of my favourite records that hazy warmth is just breathaking

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • xtwntraphq

    And as the story goes....."Decca Records said: Mr Hendrix? you can't sing" LMFAO

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • Storchel

    My favourite of them, such a nice bluesy song

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • Sooperglitcher


    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • fank19

    Will the wind ever remember the names it has blown in the past, and with this crutch, its old age and its wisdom. It whispers, "no, this will be the last." And The Wind Cries Mary.

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ati1978

    time to get experienced

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • burroughs3000

    zeitlos, gut

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • RobinRoob

    Eins meiner liebsten Lieblingslieder.^^

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lastfm_fate

    I saw him on Fehmarn 1970, ranie days but sugar

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • gazardiel

    I know where Hendrix is comming from, the wind still cries

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheGhostMutt

    The guitar solo is soo beautiful

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Chiliburger801

    The traffic lights, they turn blue tomorrow.

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • doctaphil9

    solo, so beautiful :' (

    21 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Phil_PorcoDio


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