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Hey Joe

Jimi Hendrix

 

This is a simplified version using open chords.

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

        123

A:    x02220

       231

E:    022100

       2314

E7:   022130

 

 

 

Strum: B B D DUB B D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

C       G  D      A                             

  Hey Joe    where ya' goin' with that

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

gun in your hand?

         C       G  D      A 

I said, hey Joe      where ya goin' with that

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

gun in your hand?

 

C                            G                      D    A                          

   I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady.   I caught her messin' round with

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

another man

C                           G                      D                    A 

  I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady.  You know I caught her messin' round with

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

another man.

 

C        G  D  A

  Hey Joe,        I heard you shot your

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

woman down you shot her down down

C        G  D  A

   Hey Joe,     I heard you shot your

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

lady down, You shot her down to the ground

 

C             G                D          A

   Yes, I did, I shot her,  you know I caught her messin' 'round,

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

messin' 'round town

C          G                   D                   A

  Yes, I did, I shot her,  you know I caught my old lady messin'

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

'round the town, and I gave her the gun, I shot her

 

Guitar solo (3 Progressions)

 

C        G  D  A

   Hey Joe,     where you gonna run to

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

now, where you gonna run to?

C  G                   D  A

   Hey Joe, I said,     where you gonna

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

run to now, Where you, where you gonna go?

 

C                 G                    D  A

   I'm goin' way down south,      way down

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

Mexico way, alright

C                 G                    D  A

   I'm goin' way down south,     way down where

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

I can be free--ain't no one gonna find me

C               G                    D                         A

   Ain't no hangman gonna,   He ain't gonna put a rope around

/ E - - - / - - E7 - / E - - - / - - E7 - /

me,

 

Repeat Progression

 

End on E


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.