Selezione musicale 76 – Willy Deville Hey! Joe

Hey Joe è un celebre brano blues la cui origine è non del tutto precisata. I diritti d’autore furono rivendicati nel 1962 da Billy Roberts.
Sta di fatto che il brano diventa famosissimo quando nel 1967 Jimi Hendrix lo inserisce nel suo disco d’esordio (fu in effetti singolo che precedette l’LP, pubblicato nel dicembre 1966).
Da allora il brano diventa un classico e vanta moltissime interpretazioni. In questo caso si tratta della bella rilettura un po’ tex-mex, un po’ gipsy, di Willy DeVille.

Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun of your hand
Hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that gun in your hand, oh
I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin’ ’round with another man
Yeah, I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin’ ’round with another man
Huh! and that ain’t cool
Huh hey hoe, I heard you shot your mama down
You shot her down now
Hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down
You shot her down in the ground yeah!
Yeah!

Yes, I did, I shot her
You know I caught her messin’ round messin’ round town
Huh, yes I did I shot her
You know I caught my old lady messin’ ’round town
And I gave her the gun
And I shot her

Alright
Shoot her one more time again baby!
Yeah!
Oh dig it
Oh alright

Hey Joe,
Where you gonna run to now where you gonna go
Hey Joe, I said
Where you gonna run to now where you gonna go
I’m goin’ way down south
Way down to Mexico way

Alright
I’m goin’ way down south
Way down where I can be free
Ain’t no one gonna find me
Ain’t no hang-man gonna
He ain’t gonna put a rope around me
You better believe it right now
I gotta go now

Hey, Joe
You better run on down
Goodbye everybody
Hey hey Joe

Willy Deville - Hey! Joe

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