Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Artista: Jimi Hendrix
Canzone: Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” is a song recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968 that appears on the Electric Ladyland album released that year. It contains improvised guitar and a vocal from Jimi Hendrix, backed by Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The song is one of Hendrix’s best known; it was a feature of his concert performances throughout his career and several live renditions were recorded and released on later albums.

After his death in 1970, “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, using the title “Voodoo Chile”, was released in the UK and became Hendrix’s only number one single in the British record charts. Several artists have performed or recorded versions of the song. Rolling Stone magazine included it at number 102 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Wikipedia

Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Lyrics

by Jimi Hendrix 1968

Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
Chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise just a little sand
‘Cause I’m a voodoo child
Lord knows I’m a voodoo child

I didn’t mean to take you up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back to you one of these days
I said, I didn’t mean to take you up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back to you one of these days
And if I don’t meet you no more in this world
Then I’ll, I’ll meet you in the next one
And don’t be late, don’t be late
‘Cause I’m a voodoo child
Lord knows I’m a voodoo child
I’m a voodoo child

Video

Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

https://youtu.be/IZBlqcbpmxY

Cover Versions

Stevie Ray Vaughan

https://youtu.be/o8K388qYyYw

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

https://youtu.be/pjvFUbxW344

Gary Moore

https://youtu.be/f5Josr4KBzA