Interview: Janie Hendrix talks Jimi and his lyrics

Music critic Charles Shaar Murray describes a song he calls "California Night", which Hendrix performed with Curtis Knight and the Squires , as "a dead ringer, both in structure and mood, for his perennial 'Red House'".

The Story Behind 'Purple Haze' : NPR

Don't Tell Me! Do I have to wait? It has the musical form of a conventional twelve-bar blues and features Hendrix's guitar playing. There's some really incredible intuitive insights into his handwriting and who he was. I'm in orbit around the third planet from the star called the sun.

However long it took to record one specific idea, that's how long we would book. When I feel like playing with my teeth, I do it, because I feel like it, you know? King influences as well as the use of T-Bone Walker -style ninth chords and Curtis Mayfield rhythm stylings. So lonely Gonna have to blow my mind Lonely. Please let me talk to you. The Rolling Stones had already popularized American blues, and young people there were starting to see the possibilities of the electric guitar in the playing of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.

Are you experienced? Purple haze all around, don't know if I'm coming up or down Am I happy or in misery, whatever it is that girl put a spell on me. Well I can dig it I can dig it baby I just want to see. Little wing Well she's walking through the clouds With a circus mind that's running round Butterflies and zebras And moonbeams and fairy tales That's all she ever thinks about Riding with the wind.

Variations on a Theme: Oh, on the phone you said you wanted to run off with me today Now I'm standing here like some turned down serenading fool Hearing strange words stutter from the mixed mind of you And you keep tellin' me that ah People are ready to let go of things, and we're fortunate that they did hang on to them, they did take care of them, and now we're able to put them into this beautiful book.

For thirty years they've been married And now they're old and happy And they settle down, ha ha Settle down, yeah. Oh, you tell me baby, is this , uh, love or confusion? Well I can see a bunch of wet creatures, look at them on the run The carnival traffic noise it sings the tune splashing up 'n' Even the ducks can groove rain bathin' in the park side pool And I'm leanin' out my window sill diggin' ev'rything And ah and you too.

I'd just like to have a ringside seat I want to know about the new Mother Earth I want to hear and see everything I want to hear and see everything I want to hear and see everything Yeah Please let me talk to you Let me talk to you.

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Tomorrow Never Knows lyrics - Jimi Hendrix original song - full version on Lyrics Freak

You know, I'd never heard anything quite like it. We don't have to wait till tomorrow Ah! The song features his inventive guitar playing, which uses the signature Hendrix chord and a mix of blues and Eastern modalities, shaped by novel sound processing techniques. Well I walked right on to your rebel roadside The one that rambles on for a million miles Yes I walk down this road searchin' for your love and ah my soul too But when I find ya I ain't gonna let go.