Hey Joe


By Jimi Hendrix


Note: This song basically just repeats the same 5 chords over and over again


Verse 1

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Hey Joe, where you're going with that gun in your hand.

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Hey Joe, I said, where you're going with that gun in your hand.

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I'm going down to shoot my old lady, you know, I caught her messing around with another man.

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I'm going down to shoot my old lady, you know, I caught her messing around with another man.


Verse 2

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Hey Joe, I heard, you shot your woman down, shot her down now.

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Hey Joe, I heard, you shot your old lady down, shot her down to the ground.

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Yes, I did, I shot her, you know, I caught her messing 'round, messing 'round town.

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Yes, I did, I shot her, you know, I caught my old lady messing 'round town.



Solo

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Verse 3

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Hey Joe, where you gonna run to now, where you gonna run to.

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Hey Joe, where you gonna run to now, where you gonna go. Well dig it, I'm going way down South, way down to Mexico way, alright.

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I'm going way down South, way down, where I can be free, ain't no one gonna find me.

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Ain't no hangman gonna, he ain't gonna put a rope around me, you better believe it right now,

I gotta go now.


Outro

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Hey Joe, you better run on down.