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[note : BV=backing vocal chorus]
Hey Joe, (BV=Ooo...)
uh, where you goin' with that gun in your hand? (BV=...ooo)
Hey Joe, (BV=Ooo...)
I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand? Alright (BV=...ooo)

I'm goin' down to shot my old lady (BV=Ooo...)
you know, I caught her messin' around with another man, yeah (BV=...ooo)
I'm goin' down to shot my old lady (BV=Ooo...)
you know I caught her messin' around with another man, (BV=...ooo...)
Huh, and that ain't too cool (BV=...ooo)

Uh, Hey Joe (BV=Ahh...)
I heard you shot your woman down, you shot her down, now (BV=...ahh)
H-hey Joe (BV=Ahh...)
I said I heard you shot your old lady down, (BV=...ahh...)
you shot her down to the ground,... yeah (BV=...ahh)

Yes I did, I shot her (BV=Ahh...)
You know I caught her messin' round, messin' round town (BV=...ahh)
Uh-yes I did, I shot her (BV=Ahh...)
You know, I caught my old lady messin' around town (BV=...ahh)
And I gave her the gun,
I SHOT HER!

Woo
Ah...Hey Joe, alright
Shot her one more time again, baby

(BV=Ooo...ooo)
yeah (BV=He...y Jo...e)
Ah, dig it
Ah (BV=He...y Jo...e)
Ah, ... Ooo, alright (BV=where you gonna go...o?)

Hey Joe, said now (BV=He...y Jo..e)
uh-where you gonna run to now? (BV=wher you gonna go...)
Where you gonna run to? (BV=...o)
Hey Joe, I said (BV=He...y)
where you gonna run to now? (BV=Jo....)
Where you, where you gonna go? (BV=...e)
Well, dig it!

I'm goin' way down south, (BV=He...y)
way down to Mexico way (BV=Jo...e)
Alright!
I'm goin' way down south, (BV=He..y)
way down where I can be free (BV=Joe, where you gonna go...)
Ain't no one gonna find me (BV=...o)

Ain't no hangman gonna,(BV=He...y)
he ain't gonna put a rope around me (BV=Joe, where you gonna)
You better believe it right now! I gotta go now (BV=go...o)
Hey, h-hey Joe, (BV=He...y)
you better run on down (BV=Joe, where you gonna)
Goodbye everybody, ow! (BV=go...o)
Hey, hey-hey Joe, uhh, (BV=He...y)
run on down! (BV=Joe, where you gonna go)

Tracks

  1. Two Sides Of The Same Genius
    05. Hey Joe
  2. Wild Thing
    04. Hey Joe
  3. Live Rarities
    02. Hey Joe
    Live
  4. 04. Hey Joe
    Live
  5. 06. Hey Joe
    Live
  6. 09. Hey Joe
    Live
  7. Maximum Experience
    3.16. Hey Joe
  8. 3.17. Hey Joe
  9. 3.18. Hey Joe
  10. 3.19. Hey Joe
  11. 3.20. Hey Joe
  12. 3.21. Hey Joe
  13. 3.22. Hey Joe
  14. 3.23. Hey Joe
  15. 4.01. Hey Joe
    (Hey Joe)
  16. 4.02. Hey Joe
    (Hey Joe 1)
  17. Jimi Hendrix Plays Other People's Songs (1965/70)
    1.12. Hey Joe
    1970-06-13 - Baltimore
  18. Studio '66 (1966)
    01. Hey Joe
    This is the first monaural instrumental take
  19. 02. Hey Joe
    This is the second monaural instrumental take
  20. 03. Hey Joe
    Take three in mono with vocals and no overdubs
  21. 04. Hey Joe
    The vocal overdub mix where Jimi starts laughing and looses his place
  22. 05. Hey Joe
    A longer alternate take. Monaural
  23. 06. Hey Joe
    This is the “Legacy” stereo mix of Take 3 with double vocals
  24. Olympic Gold (1966/67)
    2.04. Hey Joe
  25. 2.06. Hey Joe
    #2
  26. 2.07. Hey Joe
    #3
  27. 2.08. Hey Joe
    #4
  28. Out Of The Studio 2 - Strongest Edition (1966/67)
    2.02. Hey Joe
  29. 2.04. Hey Joe
    (x3)
  30. Are You Experienced (2010 Remaster) (1966/67)
    03. Hey Joe
  31. Symphony Of Experience (1966/68)
    01. Hey Joe
  32. Smash Hits (Mono Japan) (1966/68)
    06. Hey Joe
  33. Astro Man Box Set (1966/69)
    5.04. Hey Joe
  34. 6.03. Hey Joe
  35. The Singles Album (1966/70)
    01. Hey Joe
  36. 1.01. Hey Joe
    The first single, which was released in January 1967 and reached no.6 in the charts
  37. Cornerstones 1967-1970 (1966/70)
    01. Hey Joe
    Recorded in London on 4-tracks at Kingsway Studios on 23rd October 1966
  38. The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1966/70)
    1.03. Hey Joe
  39. 1.06. Hey Joe
  40. The Singles Collection (BoxSet) (1966/70)
    1.01. Hey Joe
  41. 7.02. Hey Joe
  42. Fire - The Jimi Hendrix Collection (1966/70)
    02. Hey Joe
  43. Paris 1967 (1967)
    06. Hey Joe
    BBC, 1967
  44. Live in London 1967 (1967)
    01. Hey Joe
    2/13/67, broadcast on Saturday Club 2/18/67
    Live
  45. Radio One (1967)
    15. Hey Joe
  46. The Wild Man Of Pop Plays (1967)
    02. Hey Joe
  47. 11. Hey Joe
  48. BBC Classic Tracks (1967)
    1.01. Hey Joe
  49. Are You Experienced (1967)
    03. Hey Joe
  50. No More A Rolling Stone (1967)
    05. Hey Joe
    Live
  51. 1.06. Hey Joe
    Live
  52. At The Beeb {Audiophile Boot} (1967)
    02. Hey Joe
  53. The Flamingo Club, London 4 Febrary 1967 (1967-02-02/1967-02-25/1967-12-22)
    08. Hey Joe
    1967-02-02 Flamingo Club, London
    Live
  54. Have Mercy On Me Baby (1967-02-04)
    08. Hey Joe
    Live
  55. The Flamingo Club, London. 4 February 1967 (1967-02-04/1967-02-25/1967-12-22)
    08. Hey Joe
    Live
  56. Hamburg 1967-03-18 (1967-03-18)
    03. Hey Joe
    Live
  57. Studio1 Hamburg 03-18-1967 (1967-03-18)
    02. Hey Joe
    Live
  58. Hamburg 67 (1967-03-18)
    3. Hey Joe
    Live
  59. Music Hall de Paris 67 (1967-05-11)
    1. Hey Joe
    Live
  60. Various Artists - Monterey Pop Festival (1967-06-18)
    5. Hey Joe
    Live
  61. Live At Monterey Pop Festival (1967-06-18)
    02. Hey Joe
    Live
  62. Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden (1967-09-04)
    4. Hey Joe
    Live
  63. Radiohuset 1967 (1967-09-05)
    05. Hey Joe
    Live
  64. Stockholm 67 (1967-09-05)
    5. Hey Joe
    Live
  65. Lost In Sweden 1967-09-11 (1967-09-11)
    05. Hey Joe
    Live
  66. Guitar Hero (K&S Records) (1967-10-17/26)
    14. Hey Joe
    1967-10-06 - Top Gear BBC
    Live
  67. Operahouse, Blackpool 1967-11-25 (1967-11-25)
    3. Hey Joe
    Live
  68. Scandinavia Vol.1 (1967/68)
    1.04. Hey Joe
    Live
  69. 1.12. Hey Joe
    Live
  70. 2.05. Hey Joe
    Live
  71. 3.05. Hey Joe
    Live
  72. 4.15. Hey Joe
    Live
  73. 5.04. Hey Joe
    Live
  74. Loaded Guitar (1967/69)
    05. Hey Joe
    "Beat Club", Marquee Club, London 02.03.67
    Live
  75. 09. Hey Joe
    "Happening For Lulu", BBC TV Centre, London 04.01.69
    Live
  76. Unforgettable Experience (1967/69)
    2. Hey Joe
    the Marquee Club, London, 3/2/67
    Live
  77. Electric Guitarland (1967/69)
    1.04. Hey Joe
    Live
  78. Get The Experience (1967/69)
    01. Hey Joe
    rough mix
  79. BBC Sessions (1967/69)
    1.1.15. Hey Joe
  80. 2.2.11. Hey Joe
  81. 2.2.18. Hey Joe
  82. The best of Jimi Hendrix-20th Century Masters-The Millennium Collection (Remastered) (1967/69)
    05. Hey Joe
  83. Electric Warrior (1967/69)
    15. Hey Joe
    Live at Halle Münsterland, Münster, Germany, 14-Jan-1969
  84. BBC Sessions (Sony Japan 2010) (1967/69)
    1.15. Hey Joe
  85. 2.11. Hey Joe
  86. 2.18. Hey Joe
  87. Unsurpassed Studio Takes (1967/70)
    01. Hey Joe
  88. Soundtrack Recordings from the Film Jimi Hendrix (1967/70)
    B2. Hey Joe
  89. Stages (1967/70)
    1.5. Hey Joe
    Live
  90. 3.3. Hey Joe
    Live
  91. Smash Hits (1968)
    05. Hey Joe
  92. Hovering In Winterland (1968)
    4. Hey Joe
    Winterland, 10/11/68, 2nd show, with Noel Redding (b), Mitch Mitchell (d), and Herbie Rich (or)
    Live
  93. Cat's Squirrel (1968-01-07/1969-01-08)
    2.06. Hey Joe
    Live
  94. 'Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky (1968-02-16)
    06. Hey Joe
    Live
  95. 10. Hey Joe
    Live
  96. Chicago Civic Opera House (1968-02-25)
    06. Hey Joe
    Live
  97. Crosstown Traffic (1968-03-08)
    06. Hey Joe
    Live
  98. Ottawa 68 (1968-03-19)
    6. Hey Joe
    Live
  99. Last Experience In Montreal (1968-04-02)
    03. Hey Joe
    Live
  100. French Kiss (1968-04-02)
    03. Hey Joe
    Live
  101. Bill Graham Presents The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968-05-05)
    05. Hey Joe
    Live
  102. Miami Pop Festival (1968-05-18)
    02. Hey Joe
    Live
  103. Bologna - May 26, 1968 (1968-05-26)
    03. Hey Joe
    Live
  104. Beat Monster Concert - Historic Concert Vol. 3 (1968-05-31/1968-06-05)
    05. Hey Joe
    Live
  105. Dallas 1968-08-03 (1968-08-03)
    06. Hey Joe
    Live
  106. Columbia 1968 (1968-08-16)
    04. Hey Joe
    Live
  107. Singer Bowl 1968 (1968-08-23)
    09. Hey Joe
    Live
  108. Flushing Meadow Park, Singer Bowl (1968-08-23)
    09. Hey Joe
    Live
  109. Portland 1968 (1968-09-09)
    04. Hey Joe
    Live
  110. Hollywood Bowl '68 (1968-09-14)
    07. Hey Joe
    Live
  111. Winterland Vol. 1 (1968-10-10)
    2.06. Hey Joe
    Live
  112. Winterland Vol. 3 (1968-10-10)
    1.06. Hey Joe
    Live
  113. Winterland Vol. 2 (1968-10-10/11)
    1.09. Hey Joe
    Live
  114. 2.05. Hey Joe
    Live
  115. The Complete Winterland Reels (1968-10-10/12)
    2.07. Hey Joe
    (with Jack Casady on bass)
    Live
  116. 4.06. Hey Joe
    (with Herbie Rich on organ)
    Live
  117. 5.08. Hey Joe
    Live
  118. Winterland Night (1968-10-10/12)
    2.205. Hey Joe
    1968-10-12, 1st show
    Live
  119. Winterland (1968-10-10/12)
    1.07. Hey Joe
    Live
  120. 2.04. Hey Joe
    Live
  121. 3.09. Hey Joe
    Live
  122. Live At Winterland (1968-10-10/1968-10-12)
    10. Hey Joe
    Live
  123. Detroit Rock City (1968-11-30)
    2.06. Hey Joe
    Live
  124. The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1968/70)
    09. Hey Joe
    Live
  125. The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (remaster) (1968/70)
    09. Hey Joe
    Live
  126. On The Killing Floor (1969-01-09)
    1.04. Hey Joe
    Live
  127. 2.02. Hey Joe
    Live
  128. Burning At Frankfurt (1969-01-17)
    08. Hey Joe
    Live
  129. Eire Apparent & Jimi Hendrix- Stuttgart, Germany (1969) (1969-01-19)
    10. Hey Joe
  130. Stimmen der Welt (1969-01-22)
    03. Hey Joe
    Live
  131. West Berlin (1969-01-23)
    03. Hey Joe
    Live
  132. First Night At The Royal Albert Hall (1969-02-18/1969-02-24)
    1.01. Hey Joe
    Live
  133. The Last Experience (3CD) (1969-02-18/24)
    2.11. Hey Joe
    [Soundcheck Recording]
    Live
  134. Live At The Oakland Coloseum (1969-04-27)
    1.03. Hey Joe
    Live
  135. Indianapolis '69 (1969-05-11)
    02. Hey Joe
    Live
  136. 1969 San Diego (1969-05-24)
    02. Hey Joe
    Live
  137. Don't Miss Him This Time (1969-05-24)
    03. Hey Joe
    Live
  138. Woodstock Nation (1969-08-18)
    2.8. Hey Joe
    Live
  139. Box Of Gypsys (1969-12-31/1970-01-01/1970-01-28)
    6.04. Hey Joe
    Live
  140. 2 Nights at the Fillmore East (1969/70)
    604. Hey Joe
    Live
  141. Scandinavia Vol.2 (1969/70)
    1.06. Hey Joe
    Live
  142. 2.04. Hey Joe
    Live
  143. 6.09. Hey Joe
    Live
  144. The Berkeley Concerts 2 - The Soundchecks (1970)
    11. Hey Joe
    Isle Of Wight Festival, August 30, 1970
    Live
  145. Box of Gypsys Vol.2 - Revised (1970-01-01 / 1970-01-28)
    3.604. Hey Joe
    Live
  146. Berkeley Community Centre 1970-05-30 (1970-05-30)
    2.05. Hey Joe
    Live
  147. Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley California, May 30th 1970 (1970-05-30)
    3.05. Hey Joe
    Live
  148. Riots In Berkley (1970-05-30)
    05. Hey Joe
    Live
  149. Live at Berkeley (1970-05-30)
    06. Hey Joe
    Live
  150. Live At Berkeley - 2nd Show (1970-05-30)
    06. Hey Joe
    Live
  151. Tulsa, Oklahoma 06-07-70 (1970-06-07)
    04. Hey Joe
    Live
  152. Baltimore Civic Centre, June 13, 1970 (1970-06-13)
    07. Hey Joe
    Live
  153. Atlanta Pop Festival - July 4, 1970 (1970-07-04)
    12. Hey Joe
    Live
  154. Live In Atlanta (1970-07-04)
    12. Hey Joe
    Live
  155. Rainbow Bridge Over Haleakala (1970-07-30)
    2.13. Hey Joe
    Live
  156. Berlin Germany 09-04-70 (1970-09-04)
    11. Hey Joe
    Live
  157. Wink of an eye (1970-09-06)
    06. Hey Joe
    Live
  158. Love And Peace (1970-09-06)
    05. Hey Joe
    Live
  159. Live At The Isle Of Fehmarn (1970-09-06)
    05. Hey Joe
    Live
  160. The Ultimate Experience (1992)
    03. Hey Joe
  161. Gold Collection (1995)
    2.08. Hey Joe
  162. 16 grandes éxitos en Versión Original (1998)
    01. Hey Joe
  163. Voodoo Child - The Jimi Hendrix Collection (2001)
    1.02. Hey Joe
  164. 2.02. Hey Joe
    1968/10/12, Winterland, San Francisco, CA
  165. 1.02. Hey Joe
  166. 2.02. Hey Joe
    WINTERLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 12, 1968
  167. The Origins (2018)
    04. Hey Joe