Jimi Hendrix: Hey Joe (testo canzone)

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

Artista: Jimi Hendrix
Album: Are You Experienced? (1967)
Canzone: Hey Joe

Hey Joe

Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand
Hey Joe, I said where ya goin’ with that gun in your hand

I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady now
You know I caught her messin’ ‘round with another man
I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin’ ‘round with another man
Huh, and that ain’t too cool

Hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman down
You shot her down down
Hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down
You shot her down to the ground

Yes, I did, I shot her
You know I caught her messin’ ‘round, messin’ ‘round town
Yes, I did, I shot her
You know I caught my old lady messin’ ‘round the town
And I gave her the gun, I shot her

Hey Joe, where you gonna run to now
Where you gonna run to
Hey Joe, I said, where you gonna run to now
Where you, where you gonna go

Well dig it
I’m goin’ way down south
Way down 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 hangman gonna find me
He ain’t gonna put a rope around me
You better believe it right now
Hey Joe, you better run on down
Goodbye, everybody

Video

Jimi Hendrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpkDdLZGg30

The Leaves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWv03Wgz0PQ

Tim Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8wsiMjWTRI

Hey Joe è una canzone popolare americana degli anni ’60 ed è diventata uno standard rock. L’origine è incerta anche se a rivendicarne i diritti d’autore nel 1962 è stato Billy Roberts. La prima registrazione si deve al gruppo di Los Angeles The Leaves. Il brano è stato portato al successo da Jimi Hendrix, pubblicato prima come singolo il 16 dicembre 1966 in Europa e poi nell’album d’esordio Are You Experienced? del 1967. La versione di Jimi Hendrix, derivata da quella folk di Tim Rose, appare nella famosa classifica della rivista Rolling Stone The 500 Greatest Songs of All Times al #198.
La canzone racconta la fuga in Messico di un uomo dopo aver sparato alla moglie.(per appofondire Wikipedia – enWikipedia – it)

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