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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.