The Wind Cries Mary


By Jimi Hendrix

(Jamie Harrison Cover)


**I have named the song sections in terms of how I think about them. Please feel free to name them to whatever makes the most sense to you. Many people call my ‘verses’ the Chorus, and my ‘bridges’ the verses.

Verse

C               A#                   F

After all the jacks are in their boxes

C               A#                   F

And the clowns have all gone to bed

C               A#                   F

You can hear happiness staggering on down the street


Chorus

G         A#          D# E F

Footsteps dressed in red

G       A#             D# E F   D# E F

And the wind whispers Mary


Verse

C               A#                   F

A broom is drearily sweeping

C               A#                   F

Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life



C               A#                   F

Somewhere a queen is weeping

Chorus

G           A#           Eb E F

Somewhere a king has no wife

G           A#     Eb E F   Eb E F

And the wind cries Mary

**looper on (recording)

F   D#  A#  G# (x3)

     G  A#  C#  F  F

**looper on (playback)

Solo

F   D#  A#  G# (x3)

     G  A#  C#  F


Verse

C               A#                   F

**looper on (recording) The traffic lights turn blue tomorrow

C               A#                   F

And shine the emptiness down on my bed

C               A#                   F

The tiny island sags downstream


Chorus

G                   A#         D# E F

Cause the life that lived is dead

G             A#         D# E F   D# E F

And the wind screams Mary **looper on (playback)



Verse

(Solo 2 in Our Instrumental Version)


C               A#                   F

Will the wind ever remember

C               A#                   F

The names it has blown in the past

C               A#                   F

With its crutch, its old age, and its wisdom

G                   A#         D# E F

Its whispers no, this will be the last

G            A#    D# E F   D# E F   D# E F   D# E F

And the wind cries Mary


Outro

D# E F   D# E F (x4)