Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix

Hey Joe è un brano musicale della band The Jimi Hendrix Experience, pubblicato come singolo il 16 dicembre 1966 nel Regno Unito ed Europa. Si tratta di una cover del brano di Billy Roberts Hey Joe, scritto nel 1962; la versione di Hendrix trova spunto in quella del cantante folk Tim Rose.

INTRO = MI

VERSE 1
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DO SOL RE LA MI
Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun of yours?
DO SOL RE LA
Hey Joe, I said where you goin
MI
with that gun in your hand,

DO SOL |
I’m goin’ down to shoot my lady, |
RE LA | RIPETI
You know I caught her messin’ ‘round | x2
MI |
with another man. |
(MI)
Huh! And that ain’t cool.

VERSE 2
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DO SOL RE LA MI
A hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman down,
(MI)
You shot her down now,
DO SOL RE LA MI
A hey Joe, I heard you shot your old lady down,
(MI)
You shot her down in the ground, Yeah”

DO SOL RE
Yes, I did, I shot her,
(RE) LA MI
You know I caught her messin’ ‘round,
(MI)
messin’ ‘round town,
DO SOL RE
Yes, I did, I shot her,
(RE) LA MI
You know I caught old lady messin’ ‘round,
(MI)
messin’ ‘round town,
(MI)
And have her the gun, and I shot her!

SOLO
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DO SOL RE LA MI
Alright, shoot her one more time again baby!

DO SOL RE LA MI
Yeah! Dig it.
DO SOL RE LA MI
Oh alright.

VERSE 3
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DO SOL RE LA MI |
A hey Joe, where you gonna run to now | RIPETI
(MI) | x2
where you gonna go? |

DO SOL
I’m goin’ way down south,
RE LA MI
Way down to Mexico way.
DO SOL
I’m goin’ way down south,
RE LA MI
Way down where I can be free,
(MI)
Ain’t no one gonna find me.

FINALE
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DO SOL
Ain’t no hang-man gonna,
RE LA MI
He ain’t gonna put a rope around me,
(MI)
You better believe it right now, I gotta go now!
DO SOL RE LA MI
Hey Joe, you better run on down.
(MI)
Goodbye everybody… OW!

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