Best Jimi Hendrix Songs

12 Best Jimi Hendrix Songs (list with chords & lyrics)

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We’ve put together our greatest tracks with their lyrics plus guitar tabs. So feel free to sing & play along to these greats too.

Castles Made Of Sand

Castles Made Of Sand Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
 
Slide down      then      back up
 
e|---3/5--5/8--8/10--10\8--8\5--5\3--3/5--|
B|---1/3--3/6--6/8----8\6--6\3--3\1--1/3--|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|---3/5--5/8--8/10--10\8--8\5--5\3--3/5--|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|---1/3--3/6--6/8----8\6--6\3--3\1--1/3--|
 
G     D    F    C      G C    G C  G C
 
VERSE 1
F
Down the street you can hear her scream you're a disgrace
       Am
As she slams the door in his drunken face
    Em7
And now he stands outside
            F                  C                 G
And all the neighbors start to gossip and drool
 
F
He cries oh, girl you must be mad,
     Am
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?
        Em7
Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
              F        C                       G
And his tears fall and burn the garden green
 
CHORUS
    G                  D                F            C
And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually
 
VERSE 2
  F
A little Indian brave who before he was ten,
       Am
Played war games in the woods with his Indian friends
       Em7
And he built up a dream that when he grew up
         F             C                     G
He would be a fearless warrior Indian Chief
 
     F
Many moons past and more the dream grew strong until
A5                                            Em7
Tomorrow he would sing his first war song and fight his first battle
                                  F       C                                  G
But something went wrong, surprise attack killed him in his sleep that night
 
CHORUS
    G                  D                   F            C     G
And so castles made of sand melts into the sea, eventually
 
VERSE 3
      F
There was a young girl, whose heart was a frown
          Am
Cause she was crippled for life,
 
And she couldn't speak a sound
        Em7                              F
And she wished and prayed she could stop living,
C                     G
So she decided to die
 
F#  F
She drew her wheelchair to the edge of the shore
       A5
And to her legs she smiled you wont hurt me no more
Em7
But then a sight she'd never seen made her jump and say
F      C                                G
Look a golden winged ship is passing my way
                                  G   D   F  C   G
And it really didn't have to stop,            it just kept on going...
    G                  D                   C            C
And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually
 
OUTRO
Same as intro except slide to fret 12
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Red House

Red House Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Basically a Bb major blues
 
 
INTRO
Bb7 Ab7 Bb7 Bb7 Eb9 Eb9 Bb7 Bb7 F9 Eb9 Bb7 |Bb7 F9|
 
 
VERSE
Bb7
There's a Red House over yonder
Eb9                       Bb7   Bb7
That's where my baby stays
Eb9
There's a Red House over yonder, baby
                          Bb7  Bb7
That's where my baby stays
        F9                           Eb9
Well, I ain't been home to see my baby,
                               Bb7    |Bb7 F9|
in ninety nine and one half days.
Bb7
Wait a minute something's wrong here
Eb9
The key won't unlock the door.
Bb7
Wait a minute something's wrong,
Eb9                                           Bb7  Bb7
Lord, have mercy, this key won't unlock this door,
(something's going on here.)
F9
I have a bad bad feeling
        Eb9                        Bb7
that my baby don't live here no more.
                                 F9
    That's all right, I still got my guitar
    Look out now . . .
 
 
SOLO Bb major 12 bar blues...
 
 
OUTRO
Bb7                                           Eb9
Well I might as well uh, go on back down yonder
                          Bb7   Bb7
way back 'cross yonder hill
Eb9
I might as well go back over yonder
                                   Bb7
way back over yonder 'cross the hill,
(That's where I came from.)
             F9                         Eb9 (hard stop)
'Cause if my baby don't love me no more,
                       Bb7 Ddim7 Eb9 Edim7 F9, E9 Bb7
I know her sister will!
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Bold As Love

Bold As Love Guitar Chords & Lyrics
VERSE
 
A       E
  Anger, he smiles,
           F#m                    D
towering in shiny metallic purple armour
      A              E
Queen Jealousy, envy waits behind him
    F#m                     D
Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground
D                        A                Bm
Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted,
     G
They quietly understand
D                    A                  Bm
Once happy turquoise armies lay opposite ready,
                   G    G#  A
But wonder why the fight is on
 
 
CHORUS
 
            E           F#m   G
But they're all bold as love,
A               E           F#m
  Yeah, they're all bold as love
A               E           F#m
  Yeah, they're all bold as love
G            A
Just ask the axis
 
 
VERSE
 
   A         E                        F#m
My red is so confident that he flashes trophies of war,
               D
and ribbons of euphoria
A                E
Orange is young, full of daring,
F#m                       D
But very unsteady for the first go round
D                 A
My yellow in this case is not so mellow
Bm                             G
In fact I'm trying to say it's frightened like me
D              A                               Bm
And all these emotions of mine keep holding me from,
                             G  G# A
Giving my life to a rainbow like you
 
 
CHORUS
 
        E             F#m   G
But I'm bold, bold as love,
A           E             F#m  G
  Yeah, I'm bold, bold as love
A             E           F#m
  Yeah, we're all bold as love
G            A
Just ask the axis
 
Yeah yeah yeah....
 
 
[Solo over chorus chords]
 
D D D D D D A x3
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Hey Joe

Hey Joe Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
| E Em7 C#4/E | E
 
 
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,
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
A hey Joe,   I heard you shot your woman down,
                      E
You shot her down now,
C        G D A                        E
   A hey Joe,   I heard you shot your old lady down,
                                E
You shot her down in 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 I gave her the gun, I shot her.
 
 
SOLO
 
C G D A E
        Alright, shoot her one more time again baby!
C G D A E
         Yeah! Dig it.
C G D A E E
           Oh, alright.
 
 
VERSE 3
C    G
   Hey Joe
D A                    E                               E
   Where you gonna run to now, where you gonna run to?
C    G
 Hey Joe, I said
D A                E                               E
   Where you gonna run to now, where you gonna go?
C          G
 I’m goin’ way down south,
D A            E          E
   Way down to Mexico way.
C          G
 I’m goin’ way down south,
D A         E
   Way down where I can be free,
      E
Ain’t no one gonna find me.
 
 
OUTRO
C         G
 Ain’t no hangman gonna,
D                     A           E
 He ain’t gonna put a rope around me,
                      E
You better believe it right now,
 
I gotta go now,
C     G
  Hey Joe,
D            A      E
  You better run on down
                  E
Goodbye everybody. Ow!
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Purple Haze

Purple Haze Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
 
Bb Bb x4 + RIFF + E7#9   G A
 
 
VERSE 1
 
E7#9              G          A
Purple haze all in my brain
 
Lately things don't seem the same
 
Actin' funny, but I don't know why
 
E                               RIFF
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky
 
 
VERSE 2
 
E7#9            G        A
Purple haze all around
 
Don't know if I'm comin' up or down
 
Am I happy or in misery?
 
E                                          RIFF
What ever it is, that girl put a spell on me
 
 
INTERLUDE
 
A
Help me
 
B
Help me
 
E7#9
Oh, no, no
 
 
[Guitar Solo + Riff]
 
 
VERSE 3
 
E7#9                   A         B
Purple haze all in my eyes, uhh
 
Don't know if it's day or night
 
You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
 
E7#9
Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?
 
Ooo
 
 
OUTRO
 
A
Help me
 
B
Ahh, yea-yeah, purple haze, yeah
 
E7#9
Oh, no, oh
 
Oh, help me
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Little Wing

Little Wing Guitar Chords & Lyrics
VERSE 1
 
          Em                  G
Now she's walking through the clouds
       Am                        Em
With a circus mind that's running wild
Bm                     Bbm7  Am                 C
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams, and fairy tales
G            F            C                   D
All she ever thinks about is
 
Riding with the wind
 
(It's the same chords through the whole song)
 
 
VERSE 2
 
        Em               G
When I'm sad she comes to me
        Am                             Em
With a thousand smiles she gives to me free
Bm                       Bbm7      Am
It's alright, it's alright she says
      C           G          F
Take anything you want from me
C              D
Anything
 
 
OUTRO
 
Em      G                  Am
          Fly little wing...
 
 
Em   Bm   Am   C   G   F   C   D
 
 
[Ending]
 
Em
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Burning Of The Midnight Lamp

Burning Of The Midnight Lamp Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Intro Riff:
 
 
F                    Dm
The morning is dead and the day is too
Bm                                     E
There's nothing left here to lead me, but the velvet moon
C                  G
All my loneliness I have felt today
D                              F                            F#
It's a little more than enough to make a man throw himself away
G             F F# G                        F F# G
And I continue    to burn the Midnight Lamp,    alone 
 
:Intro Riff:
 
F
Now the smiling portrait of you
Dm
Is still hanging on my frowning wall
Bm                                               E
It really doesn't, it really doesn't bother me   too much at all
C                                 G
It's just the uh ever falling dust that makes it so hard for me to see
D
That forgotten earring laying on the floor
F                           F#
Facing coldly towards the door
G             F F# G                         F F#  G
And I continue      to burn the Midnight Lamp,     all alone   Burn!
 
:F----F#- G----:
 
Yeah, yeah Lonely, lonely, lonely
 
G----
Loneliness is such a drag
 
:Intro Riff:
 
F                     Dm
So here I sit to face that same old fireplace
Bm
Getting ready for the same old explosion
E
Going through my mind
C
And soon enough the time will tell
G
About the circus in the wishing well
D
And someone who will buy and sell for me
F                          F#
Someone who will toll my bell
G              F F#  G                          F F# G
And I continue        to burn the same old lamp,     alone
 
G-----F F# G------- F F# G-------
 
Yeah   Darling, can you hear me calling you?
So lonely
Gotta blow my mind
Yeah, yeah
Lonely, lonely . . .
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Voodoo Child Slight Return

Voodoo Child Slight Return Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
tune down 1/2 tone your guitar
same chords
Bm/D -     x504xx
Aadd4/C# - x402xx
 
 
VERSE 1
 
        E                          G  A
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
A                           G          E    G A    G E
And i chop it down with the edge of my hand 
        E                          G  A
Well, I stand up next to a mountain 
A                           G          E
And i chop it down with the edge of my hand 
 
 
PRE CHORUS
 
        Bm/D
Well, i pick up all the pieces and make an island
Aadd4/C#                      E   G A      E   G  E
Might even raise a little sand
 
 
CHORUS 1
 
             C7
'Cause I'm a voodoo child
D7                               E  G A   E  G E
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child baby
 
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
 
 
VERSE 2
 
I want to say one more last thing
I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back to ya one of these days
I said i didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back one of these days
If i don't meet you no more in this world then uh
I'll meet ya on the next one
And don't be late
Don't be late
 
 
CHORUS 1
 
             C7
'Cause I'm a voodoo child
D7                               E  G A   E  G E
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child baby
 
 
CHORUS 2
 
I'm a voodoo child baby
I don't take no for an answer
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Angel

Angel Guitar Chords & Lyrics
VERSE 1
E          B                                        F#m       F#m/G/A#/A
Angel came down from heaven yesterday
A                        D                 D#     E          B/A
She stayed with me just long enough to rescue me
E             B                                 F#m        F#m/G/A#/A
And she told me a story yesterday
A                                D                                          E                 D
About the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea
A                                       C      E      Esus4/E
And then she spread her wings high over me
E               F#m              G#m       A         Asus4/A
She said she’s gonna come back tomorrow          And I said
 
CHORUS
D                   Em
Fly on my sweet angel
A#    G  C    C#   D        (Dsus4)
Fly on through the sky
D                         Em
Fly on my sweet angel
Bb                   G        C    C#   D   (Dsus4)
Tomorrow I’m gonna be by your side
 
D/C#/C/B/Bb G  C/C#/D
D/C#/C/B/Bb G  C/C#/D
 
VERSE 2
E           B                   F#m                                F#m/G/A#/A
Sure enough this morning she came unto me
A                        D                           E                B/A
Silver wings silhouetted against a childs sunrise
E            B                  F#m            F#m/G/A#/A
And my angel she said unto me
A                        D         E          B/A
Today is the day for you to rise
A                                  C                               E          Esus4/E
Take my hand your gonna be my man your gonna rise
E                  F#m    G#m      A         Asus4/A
And then she took me high over yonder
 
CHORUS
D                   Em
Fly on my sweet angel
Bb    G  C    C#   D        (Dsus4)
Fly on through the sky
D                   Em
Fly on my sweet angel
Bb    G  C    C#   D        (Dsus4)
Forever I’m gonna be by your side
 
D/C#/C/B/Bb G  C/C#/D
D/C#/C/B/Bb G  C/C#/ E (7th Fret Bar Chord) G (10th Fret Bar Chord)
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Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Capo: 2nd fret

*  EGAB run
E|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|-----0-2-----|
E|-0-3---------|
 
Em Em7 Em Em7    E G A
 
VERSE
Em Em7      Em Em7
You know you're a
Em
cute little
E G A B       Em Em7 Em Em7
heartbreaker  Foxy
Em
You know you're a
Em
sweet little
E G A B     Em Em7 Em Em7
lovemaker   Foxy
 
CHORUS
Em               D A
I wanna take you home
Em                D     A
I won't do you no harm, no
Em                         D   A
You've got to be all mine, all mine
Em
Ooh, foxy lady
 
SOLO
Em Em7 Em Em7    E G A
                        x3
VERSE
Em Em7      Em Em7
I see you, heh,
Em Em7   E  G A B    Em Em7
 on down on the scene   Foxy
Em
You make me
Em Em7    E  G  A B    Em Em7
wanna get up and scream
Em Em7   Em Em7
Foxy   Ah, baby listen now
Em           D  A
I've made up my mind
Em                          D        A
I'm tired of wasting all my precious time
Em                         D   A
You've got to be all mine, all mine
    Em
Foxy  lady Here I come
 
Em     G     A
 
CHORUS
Em              D  A
I'm gonna take you home
Em             D  A
I won't do you no harm, no
Em                         D   A
You've got to be all mine, all mine
                                 Em Em7 Em Em7    E G A
Here I come I'm comin' to get ya        Foxy lady
 
OUTRO
Em Em7    Em Em7 E G A
You look so good
Em Em7    Em Em7   E G A
Yeah, foxy   Yeah, give us some
Em Em7    Em Em7 E G A
Foxy
Em Em7    Em Em7 E G A
Yeah, get it, babe
Em Em7    Em Em7
You make me feel like
Em Em7    Em Em7 E G A
Feel like saying foxy
Em Em7    Em Em7 E G A
Foxy
Em Em7    Em Em7 E G A
Foxy lady
Em Em7    Em Em7 E G A
Foxy lady
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The Wind Cries Mary

The Wind Cries Mary Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
   Eb E    F            Eb/G E/G#  F/A
e|-6--7----8-----------|-----------------------|
B|-8--9----10----------|-----------------------|
G|-8--9----10----------|-8---9-----10----------|
D|-8--9----10----------|-8---9-----10----------|
A|-6--7----8-----------|-10--11----12----------|  x2
E|---------------------|-----------------------|
 
VERSE 1
C             B   Bb                 F
  After all the jacks are in their boxes
        C      B    Bb          F
And the clowns have all gone to bed
        C             B Bb              F
You can hear happiness    staggering on down the street
G          Bb            Eb E  F
Footprints dressed in red
        G    Bb       Eb E  F     Eb/G E/G#  F/A
And the wind whispers Mary
 
VERSE 2
C         B  Bb            F
  A broom is drearily sweeping
       C             B  Bb              F
Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life
    C     B Bb       F
Somewhere a Queen is weeping
    G       Bb          Eb E  F
Somewhere a King has no wife
        G       Bb    Eb E  F     Eb/G E/G#  F/A
And the wind it cries Mary
 
[Lead]
| F   Eb  | Bb  Ab  |
| F   Eb  | Bb  Ab  |
| F   Eb  | Bb  Ab  |
| G       | Bb      |
| Db      | F       | F       |
 
VERSE 3
C                    B    Bb             F
  The traffic lights they turn blue tomorrow
    C                    B Bb           F
And shine their emptiness    down on my bed
         C      B Bb        F
The tiny island   sags downstream
          G                 Bb     Eb E  F
Cause the life that they lived is dead
        G    Bb      Eb E  F     Eb/G E/G#  F/A
And the wind screams Mary
 
VERSE 4
C          B  Bb          F
  Will the wind ever remember
    C         B  Bb            F
The names it has blown in the past
              C           B   Bb           F
And with this crutch, its old age, and its wisdom
               G           Bb         Eb E  F
It whispers “No, this will be the last”
        G    Bb    Eb E  F     Eb/G E/G#  F/A
And the wind cries Mary
 
OUTRO
Eb E  F     Eb/G E/G#  F/A
Eb E  F     Eb/G E/G#  F/A
Eb E  F
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All Along The Watchtower

All Along The Watchtower Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Adding a little tab bit for the intro.  This includes the basic rhythm of the chord progression and a simplified extract of the lead intro.  

Note that all the chords are to be played as bar chords, or
even power chords (but that doesn't sound as good).
 
INTRO
Rhythm part:
e|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|
B|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|
G|-7-7-8--8--8-----7-7-5-5-5----|
D|-8-8-10-10-10----8-8-6-6-6----|    x4 (if you only play the rhythm part)
A|-8-8-10-10-10----8-8-6-6-6----| or x2 (if you want to play the lead part
E|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|        as well)
             *             *
Lead part:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----11-13-13-13-13---13--11----------------------------------11--|
G|-12-------------------------12-10vvv-8-10-8-10-10-10---10--8-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
            b----------rb                      b---------rb    b---
 
VERSE
Cm  Bb   Ab    Bb
 
Cm           Bb              Ab         Bb    Cm         Bb           Ab   Bb
 "There must be some kind of way out of here,"  said the joker to the thief,
Cm        Bb          Ab    Bb Cm        Bb       Ab    Bb
 "There's too much confusion,    I can't get no relief.
Cm       Bb        Ab       Bb    Cm       Bb     Ab     Bb
 Businessmen, they drink my wine,  plowmen dig my earth,
Cm          Bb    Ab       Bb  Cm      Bb          Ab      Bb
  None will level on the line   nobody offered his word."
 
INSTRUMENTAL
e|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|
B|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|
G|-7-7-8--8--8-----7-7-5-5-5----|
D|-8-8-10-10-10----8-8-6-6-6----|    x4
A|-8-8-10-10-10----8-8-6-6-6----|
E|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|
 
VERSE 2
Cm           Bb              Ab         Bb    Cm         Bb           Ab   Bb
"No reason to get excited," the thief, he kindly spoke,
Cm        Bb          Ab    Bb Cm        Bb       Ab    Bb
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
Cm       Bb        Ab       Bb    Cm       Bb     Ab     Bb
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate,
Cm        Bb    Ab       Bb   Cm          Bb           Ab      Bb
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late."
 
INSTRUMENTAL
e|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|
B|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|
G|-7-7-8--8--8-----7-7-5-5-5----|
D|-8-8-10-10-10----8-8-6-6-6----|    x4
A|-8-8-10-10-10----8-8-6-6-6----|
E|-6-6-8--8--8-----6-6-4-4-4----|
 
VERSE 3
Cm           Bb              Ab         Bb    Cm         Bb           Ab   Bb
All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
Cm        Bb          Ab    Bb Cm        Bb       Ab    Bb
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.
Cm      Bb          Ab     Bb  Cm       Bb     Ab     Bb
Outside in the cold distance    a wildcat did growl,
Cm         Bb          Ab    Bb      Cm           Bb         Ab      Bb
Two riders were approaching, and the wind began to howl. Yeah, Yeah.
 
[Chords used]
   Ab  Bb  Cm
e|-4---6---8--|
B|-4---6---8--|
G|-5---7---8--|
D|-6---8---10-|
A|-6---8---10-|
E|-4---6---8--|
 
******************************
 
| *: let ring
| b---: bend until end of the dotted line
| rb: release the bend
| vvv: vibrato
 
******************************
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