“Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix in Color

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Hey Joe is a Jimi Hendrix fan favorite. “Hey Joe, where do you think you’re going, with that gun of yours?”. Throughout the years, there have many others that make their own version of this song, but, let’s face it. None will ever sound as original and unique as how Jimi does it, even though he may not have been the first to perform it (The Leaves). He put it on the map though. In the recording, Jimi was said to have told the producers to put the vocals a little lower and the band a little higher!

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There’s definitely a lot of attack going on here in this song whether it be the guitar, bass, or drums. Intense. In this clip, Jimi really gets into it. I mean, you know he’s getting into it when he starts playing the guitar behind his HEAD!! Gotta love the insane amount of talent he had that still lingers on to this day through his music.

The lyrics almost sound brutal. You can gather that it is about a man who has just shot his wife and is fleeing to Mexico. In this song, it is mentioned how he caught her messing around with another man. Go figure.

Did You Know?

No one has been able to copyright this song! So that means, you can go ahead and record it and pay no royalties, my friend. So go ahead, record a cover and send it to us on FB and maybe we’ll post it 🙂

+++Lyrics Below+++

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
Yeah, I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin’ ’round with another man
Huh! and that ain’t cool
Huh hey hoe, I heard you shot your mamma down
You shot her down now
Hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down
You shot her down in the ground yeah!
Yeah!
Yes, I did, I shot her
You know I caught her messin’ round messin’ round town
Huh, yes I did I shot her
You know I caught my old lady messin’ ’round town
And I gave her the gun
And I shot her
Alright
Shoot her one more time again baby!
Yeah!
Oh dig it
Oh alright
Hey Joe,
Where you gonna run to now where you gonna go
Hey Joe, I said
Where you gonna run to now where you gonna go
I’m goin’ way down south
Way down to mexico way
Alright
I’m goin’ way down South
Way down where I can be free
Ain’t no one gonna find me
Ain’t no hang-man gonna
He ain’t gonna put a rope around me
You better believe it right now
I gotta go now
Hey, Joe
You better run on down
Goodbye everybody
Hey, hey Joe…

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