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Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix - Ukulele

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Intro:

A|--5/7--5-0---2-----4/5-4/5-4-2--2-------5----5----|
E|--0----------0---------------0----0--5h7--5h7-----|
C|-------------4--4--6/7-6/7-6-4-----------------7--|
G|-----------0-1--1------------1--1-----------------|

Verses:

C    G  D  A                          E                
 Hey Joe,   Where you goin' with that gun in your hand?

A|------------7-7--|    |----5---5-7-7--|
E|--7h10-7h10-4----|    |--7---7---4----|
C|------------4----| or |----------4----| this applies for all riffs, E-10 can be A-5
G|------------4----|    |----------4----|

C    G   D          A               E                     
 Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand?

A|------------7-7----5------|
E|--7h10-7h10-4----7---7----|
C|------------4-------------|
G|------------4----------0--|

C                  G       
 I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady,
D           A                                     E       
 you know I caught her messin' round with another man.

A|-------7h10-7--|
E|--7h10------4--|
C|------------4--|
G|------------4--|

C                  G            
 I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady,
D           A                                     E                  
 you know I caught her messin' round with another man,

A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-5-7--|
E|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
C|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
   and that ain't too cool

C    G  D  A                       E                                  
 Hey Joe,   I heard you shot your woman down, you shot her down now.

A|------------7p5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7p5--|
E|--7h10-7h10-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
C|------------4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
G|------------4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|

C    G  D  A                      E                                            
 Hey Joe,   I heard you shot your lady down, you shot her down in the ground.

A|-------7h10-(10)-7--|
E|--7h10-7h10---------|
C|--------------------|
G|--------------------|

C      G               D    A                          E                   E E D E D
 Yes I did, I shot her, you know I caught her messing, messing round town.

C      G               D    A                                   E    
 Yes I did, I shot her, you know I caught my ol' lady messing round town,
                   
A|-------7h10-(10)--|
E|--7h10-7h10-------|
C|------------------|
G|------------------|
And I gave her the gun, I shot her !

Solo: 

A|--5/7-7-5-----5----------5/7-7-5-----5-----------------------------5/7-5/7--|
E|----------5h7---7p5--------------5h7---5---5--------------------------------|
C|--------------------(7)------------------7---7--4-7-4-7-0h2-4-7-4-----------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|--5/7-5-------5------------------------7-(10)-10-7---5-7-----------------------|
E|--------7-5-7---7-5h7-----5------(7)-7-------------5-----7---------------------|
C|----------------------2/4---(7)----------------------------(7)--4-0h2-4-6-(7)--|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                        
A|--3---------2-3-4-5---------4-5-6-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7--|
E|----0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
C|------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
G|------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|

Ending:

C    G   D  A                  E         
 Hey Joe,    where you gonna run to now, where you gonna run to ?

C    G     A                  E                                           A|--5/7--|
 Hey Joe,    where you gonna run to now, where you, where you gonna go ?

C           G             D  A             E 
 I'm goin' way down south,    way down to Mexico way

A|----5-----2--|
E|--7---7---4--|
C|----------4--|
G|--------0-4--|

A|--3---------2-3-4-5---------4-5-6-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7--|
E|----0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
C|------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
G|------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
I'm goin' way down south, way down where I can be free, ain't no one gonna find me

C           G
 Ain't no hangman gonna
D                    A            E
 he ain't gonna put a rope around me

A|------------7p5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7p5--|
E|--7h10-7h10-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
C|------------4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
G|------------4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|

A|--3---------2-3-4-5---------4-5-6-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7--| let ring, or repeat and fade out
E|----0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
C|------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
G|------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
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