Jimi Hendrix

Little wing

well, she's walking through the clouds

with a circus mind that's running wild
butterflies and Zebras
and Moonbeams and fairy tales
that's all she ever thinks about
riding with the wind

when I'm sad, she comes to me
with a thousand smiles she gives to me free
it's alright, she says it's alright
take anything you want from me
fly on little wing

gitarist en singer-songwriter
(27/11/1942 - 18/09/1970)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jimi Hendrix - Noel Redding - Mitch Mitchell)

'I used to live in a room full of mirrors
all I could see was me
I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors
now the whole world is here for me to see'

The wind cries 'Mary'

after all the jacks are in their boxes

and the clowns have all gone to bed
you can hear happiness staggering on down the street
footprints dressed in red

and the wind whispers, 'Mary'

a broom is drearily sweeping
up the broken pieces of yesterday's life
somewhere a queen is weeping
somewhere a king has no wife

and the wind—it cries, 'Mary!'

the traffic lights—they turn, uh, blue tomorrow
and shine their emptiness down on my bed
the tiny island sags downstream
"cause the life that lived is—is dead

and the wind screams, 'Mary!'

will the wind ever remember
the names it has blown in the past?
and with this crutch, its old age and its wisdom
it whispers, 'No. This will be the last'

and the wind cries, 'Mary!'

Voodoo chile

well, I'm a voodoo chile

lord I'm a voodoo chile

well, the night I was born
lord I swear the moon turned a fire red
the night I was born
I swear the moon turned a fire red
well my poor mother cried out 'lord, the gypsy was right!'
and I seen her, fell down right dead
(have mercy)

well, mountain lions found me there waitin'
and set me on a eagles back
well, mountain lions found me there,
and set me on a eagles wing
(its' the eagles wing, baby, what did I say)
hHe took me past to the outskirts of infinity,
and when he brought me back,
he gave me a venus witch's ring
and he said 'fly on, fly on'
because I'm a voodoo chile, yeah, voodoo chile

well, I make love to you,
and lord knows you'll feel no pain
say, I make love to you in your sleep,
and lord knows you felt no pain
(have mercy)
'cause I'm a million miles away
and at the same time I'm right here in your picture frame
(yeah! what did I say now)
'cause I'm a voodoo chile
lord knows, I'm a voodoo chile

well my arrows are made of desire
from far away as Jupiter's sulphur mines
say my arrows are made of desire, desire
from far away as Jupiter's sulphur mines
(way down by the Methane Sea, yeah)
I have a humming bird and it hums so loud,
you think you were losing your mind, hmmm...

well I float in liquid gardens
and Arizona new red sand
I float in liquid gardens
way down in Arizona red sand

well, I taste the honey from a flower named Blue,
way down in California
and the in New York drowns as we hold hands

'cause I'm a voodoo chile
lord knows I'm a voodoo chile

I've been imitated so well,
I've heard people copy my mistakes

music is a safe kind of high

technically, I'm not a guitar player,
all I play is thruth and emotion

excuse me when I kiss the sky

anekdote - Woodstock festival 1969

Op de laatste dag van het festival three days of peace and music speelt Hendrix de nationale Amerikaanse hymne waarmee hij de wreedheden in Vietnam hekelt. In deze geïmproviseerde soloversie van de The star spangled banner evoceert hij op virtuele wijze de wreedheden van de oorlog met vliegtuigen, vallende bommen en raketten...
Dit controversiële optreden werd hem door de overheid niet in dank afgenomen.