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Complete Lyrics. Contains strumming pattern, tempo and Contains the chords and also the tabs for the solo and end riff/outro. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
The first single released by Hendrix in 1966 (in the UK, 1967 in the U.S).
Album: "Are you experienced" (1967)

Standard Tuning:
e
B
G
D
A
E
   (some recordings are tuned a 1/2 step down, but the album version is standard tuning)
 

[Intro]
                      Emaj
e|-0---0-------------|-0-0----------------|----------------|
B|-3/5-5\3-----------|-0-0----------------|----------------|
G|---------4\2p0-----|-1-1----------------|----7-----7-----|
D|---------------0h2-|-2-2--4/5-4/5-4-2-2-|-7h9---7h9--9\--|
A|-------------------|-2-2--4/5-4/5-4-2-2-|----------------|
E|-------------------|-0-0-----0---0--0-0-|----------------|



[Verse 1]
C     G   D      A                   E                 E 
  Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
C     G           D       A                   E               E
  Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand? 
Alright.
C                   G     
  I'm goin down to shoot my old lady,
D             A                  E                       E
  you know I caught her messin' 'round with another man. 
Yeah!
C                   G
  I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady,
D             A                  E                  
  you know I caught her messin' 'round with another man.
E
  Huh! And that ain't too cool.



[Verse 2]
C     G   D      A                   E                                  E
  Uh, hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman down, you shot her down now.
C     G   D      A                   E                                            E
  Uh, hey Joe, I heard you shot you old lady down, you shot her down to the ground. Yeah!

C         G
  Yes, I did, I shot her,
D            A                          E                  E
  You know I caught her messin’ ‘round, messin’ ‘round town,
       C     G
  Uh, yes I did, I shot her.
D            A                                 E
  You Know I caught my old Lady messin’ ‘round town,
                   E
  And have her the gun, And I shot her

[Solo]
e|---------12----------------------|---------12-----------------------------------------|
B|-15b17~--12-15-12----------------|-15b17~--12-15-12-----12----------------------------|
G|------------------14br-12----12~-|------------------14b----14--12-14-12-----12----12\-|
D|--------------------------14-----|--------------------------------------14-----14-----|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------|---------12---------------------------------------|
B|-------------12b----15bm-|-15b17~--12-15-12----12-15----12~-----------------|
G|-------------12b---------|------------------14-------14------------14-12~\--|
D|-------12-14-----14------|-----------------------------------12h14----------|
A|---/14-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-----------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------12-15b~r----------12-----------------|------------------------------|
B|-----12----------------12----15--------------|------------12b---------------|
G|-14b--------------14bm----------14bm-12~-----|------------12b---------------|
D|----------------------------------------14\0-|------14-16-----14------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|--/16-------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------|

[End riff]
e|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--------2-3-4-5-------0-4-5-6-7---|----5---5-7-----------------------------------------|
E|--0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-------------|--7---7---------------------------------------------|

[Verse 3]
C     G   D      A                   E                 E 
  Hey Joe, Where you gonna run to now, where you gonna run to?
C     G   D      A                   E                 E 
  Hey Joe, Where you gonna run to now, where you gonna go?
C     G   D      A                   E                 E 
  I'm goin' way down south.  Way down to Mexico way.  Alright
C     G   D      A                   E                      
  I'm goin' way down South.  Way down where I can be free
E 
  Ain't no one gonna find me

[Outro] (Also played behind the Outro lyrics and chords)
e|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--------2-3-4-5-------0-4-5-6-7---|----5---5-7-----------------------------------------|
E|--0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-------------|--7---7---------------------------------------------|

C     G         D      A                   E                  
  Ain't no hang-man gonna,   He ain't gonna put a rope around me
E
  You better believe it right now.  I gotta go now
C     G         D      A                   E                 E
  Hey Joe,  You better run on down.  Goodbye everybody


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b   = Bend string
~   = Vibrato
br  = Bend-release
\   = Slide down
/   = Slide up
h   = Hammer on
b~r = Bend, Vibrato then Release
bm  = Bend then mute






            
            
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314159 374 May 19, 2017 04:30 PM

The first recorded version by The Leaves use the chords: F C G D A
Hendrix used the slower Tim Rose’s version.

You can introduce some variations in the chords using sometimes:
Dsus4 xx0233, Asus2 x02200, E7 020100, Em7 020000...

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