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"Hey Joe"
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Song Details
Album (track #) US: Are You Experienced
UK: Smash Hits ({{{number}}})
Length 3:30
Writer(s) Billy Roberts
Recorded October 23rd 1966
Studio(s) De Lane Lea Studios
Single Details
Released UK: December 16th 1966
US: May 1st 1967
Publisher(s) UK: Polydor
US: Reprise
B-side(s) UK: "Stone Free"
US: "51st Anniversary"
Charts UK: #6
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"Hey Joe" is a song written by Billy Roberts and first recorded by The Leaves, originally released as a single in November 1965. The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a cover version of the song at De Lane Lea Studios on October 23rd, 1966,[1][2] and released it on their 1967 debut album Are You Experienced.

"Hey Joe" was released as the first single in the United Kingdom on December 16th, 1966, and was backed with "Stone Free".[1] It was later released in the United States on May 1st, 1967 backed with "51st Anniversary".[3]

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MeaningEdit

fissepik The meaning of "Hey Joe " is in that when you go to war, you start to adapt on that way of life.But when you come back you will never be the same again and you will not deal with problems like you did earlier. War just ruins people.

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Hey joe, where you goin' with that gun of your hand Hey joe, i said where you goin' with that gun in your hand, oh I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady You know i caught her messin' 'round with another man Yeah, i'm goin' down to shoot my old lady You know i caught her messin' 'round with another man Huh! and that ain't cool Huh hey hoe, i heard you shot your mamma down You shot her down now Hey joe, i heard you shot your lady down You shot her down in the ground yeah! Yeah! Yes, i did, i shot her You know i caught her messin' round messin' round town Huh, yes i did i shot her You know i caught my old lady messin' 'round town And i gave her the gun And i shot her Alright Shoot her one more time again baby! Yeah! Oh dig it Oh alright Hey joe, Where you gonna run to now where you gonna go Hey joe, i said Where you gonna run to now where you gonna go I'm goin' way down south Way down to mexico way Alright I'm goin' way down south Way down where i can be free Ain't no one gonna find me Ain't no hang-man gonna He ain't gonna put a rope around me You better believe it right now I gotta go now Hey, joe You better run on down Goodbye everybody

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United KingdomEdit

Side AEdit

  1. "Hey Joe" – 3:30

Side BEdit

  1. "Stone Free" – 3:36

United StatesEdit

Side AEdit

  1. "Hey Joe" – 3:30

Side BEdit

  1. "51st Anniversary" – 3:15

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ReferencesmeowEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar [September 17th, 1990] (August 15th, 1995). "Appendix 1: Music, Sweet Music: The Discography", Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, 2nd Edition, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, p. 524. ISBN 978-0-312-13062-6.
  2. Foley, Randy. Jimi Hendrix Recording Chronology. Rockmine.com. Retrieved on August 2nd, 2008.
  3. Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar [September 17th, 1990] (August 15th, 1995). "Appendix 1: Music, Sweet Music: The Discography", Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, 2nd Edition, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, p. 526. ISBN 978-0-312-13062-6.

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Are You Experienced (UK)

Original tracks: 1. "Foxy Lady" • 2. "Manic Depression" • 3. "Red House" • 4. "Can You See Me" • 5. "Love or Confusion" • 6. "I Don't Live Today" • 7. "May This Be Love" • 8. "Fire" • 9. "Third Stone From the Sun" • 10. "Remember" • 11. "Are You Experienced?"

Bonus tracks: 12. "Hey Joe" • 13. "Stone Free" • 14. "Purple Haze" • 15. "51st Anniversary" • 16. "The Wind Cries Mary" • 17. "Highway Chile"

Are You Experienced (US)

Original tracks: 1. "Purple Haze" • 2. "Manic Depression" • 3. "Hey Joe" • 4. "Love or Confusion" • 5. "May This Be Love" • 6. "I Don't Live Today" • 7. "The Wind Cries Mary" • 8. "Fire" • 9. "Third Stone From the Sun" • 10. "Foxey Lady" • 11. "Are You Experienced?"

Bonus tracks: 12. "Stone Free" • 13. "51st Anniversary" • 14. "Highway Chile" • 15. "Can You See Me" • 16. "Remember" • 17. "Red House"

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