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This is a cool tune from Jimi Hendrix - When they played
New Year's Eve (69-70) at Fillmore East in New York. This album
had been out of print for ages, but all of a sudden, BOOM! It was
remastered. So you can probably find it now. This is the opening tune,
WHO KNOWS.

Tune Down 1/2 Step (Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb)

     These are just bits, from memory, so don't pillage and burn
me if this is wrong:

[Main/Opening Riff]
                           ~~     ~~~
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------10-----------------------------|
C#|-12-12-12-10-12-10----------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------12-11-10-(10)--------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|

     Eventually, after the band kicks in, the whole riff is played
down an octave lower, like this:

                 ~~~~~  ~
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------3-------------------------------------------|
G#|-5-5-5-3---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------5-4-3(3)(3)---------------------------------------------|

This is a really cool lick, becuase there are MANY variations you can
make on it!     Listen to all the variations hendrix made.

The solo is in Db (10th fret) on the minor petonic scale. Tabbing it out would

be rather pointless, its a great solo, but its just not a good solo to copy.
Listen and make an improv on it. This can be a great excercise for your
lead skills. Listen to the story jimi tells with the solo, and then try
to tell your own story with it.     At first, its just plain guitar, then
guitar with WAh, and after the vocal cameo, is that guitar wah and octavia?
I think it's guitar wah     and octavia. Then there is also some cool harmonic

stuff. I'm not sure how hendrix did it, but you can do it with tapped picked
harmonics.(Hold your finger one octave above note, and pick with free fingers.)

            
            
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Owen070 10 Jul 31, 2006 08:54 AM

They dont know
Like I know
Do you know?
I dont know
What my baby
Puttin down
What my baby
Puttin' down, babe
I jsut came back from
Mexicali
Just came back in town
Lookin' for my Sally
Uh, Have you seen her?
Oh, have you seen her?
Talkin' about my baby.
Talkin' about my baby.

Just came in
Just came in, bae.
Just came in.
Just came in.
Spreadin' magic honey
all in my bed.
She got chains
attached to my head
Talkin' about
Talkin' about
Talkin' about my baby.
Uhh, I dont know about it.

They dont know
what I know
They dont know
Like I know
All the time, uh,
I been hagin' around
All the time
I been hangin' around
She didnt know
She didnt care, yeah
And she go walking down the street saying "Yeah."
Everybody, da, da, da ,da
Do, do, do, do, do.

They dont know
Nobody knows
They dont know
Just dont know
Dah, do, do, dah, do, do, dah.

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voodoonirvana 48 Aug 10, 2007 12:52 PM

When I went to the Rock Hall in cleveland, they actually had the original paper he wrote this song on on display.

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newo_the_guitar 10 Apr 25, 2008 08:23 PM

i was playing along to this in standard tuning and it was on the C scale so if he tunes down half a step he must play the whole lot Db. You do say the solo is Db but u wrote the riff on D

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