Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin’ (acoustic)

Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin’ (acoustic) | Society Of Rock Videos

Jimi goes acoustic and its everything you’d expect

Wow. I have never in my life seen a video of Jimi Hendrix playing acoustic, with one camera on him…

He shyly says, “don’t waste all that film there, stop it for a second, ‘cuz I was scared to death, can I just do it one more time?” Jimi, scared to death? Wasting film? I don’t think so, and I’m almost positive everyone who gets a chance to watch this rare one-of-a-kind video, agrees.

Hendrix often played this song live, but never released the song on an album. During a photo shoot session, he was given a guitar and asked to play something for the camera. The original tape was re-discovered in 1993 only and remastered by Eddie Kramer.

The only Jimi Hendrix Experience studio recording of this song crops up on the 2010 Valleys of Neptune album. Hendrix producer/engineer Eddie Kramer:

“It shows a complete at-oneness with his instrument. Jimi had a thought in his mind, and in a nanosecond it gets through his body, through his heart, through his arms, through the fingers, onto the guitar.”


+Hear My Train a Comin’ lyrics below+

Well, I wait around the train station
Waitin’ for that train
Waitin’ for the train, yeah
Take me home, yeah
From this lonesome place
Well, now a while lotta people put me down a lotta changes
My girl had called me a disgrace

The tears burnin’
Tears burnin’ me
Tears burnin’ me
Way down in my heart
Well, you know it’s too bad, little girl,
it’s too bad
Too bad we have to part (have to part)

Gonna leave this town, yeah
Gonna leave this town
Gonna make a whole lotta money
Gonna be big, yeah
Gonna be big, yeah
I’m gonna buy this town
I’m gonna buy this town
An’ put it all in my shoe
Might even give a piece to you
That’s what I’m gonna do,
what I’m gonna do,
what I’m gonna do

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