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Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix

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Hey Joe
Jimi Hendrix

First tune all your strings down a half-step. Then...

   h p
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0-0-0------------|----------------|--------------|-
Chord diagramBB|-3-5-3------------|----------------|--------------|-
Chord diagramG+G|-------2-0--------|----------------|--------------|-5
Chord diagramD MajorD|-----------2-----2|---5----5---4--2|-----7-----7--|-5
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------2--|---5----5---4--2|-7-9---7-9---7|-3
Chord diagramE MajorE|-------------0----|-0----0---0----0|--------------|-0
        ^
        Let ring

After the intro it just goes into this progression:

Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramG+G Chord diagramD MajorD Chord diagramA minorAm Chord diagramE5E5 E5 (Chord diagramE minor 7Em7 or what ever, you can alter it)

If you play along with the song you'll get the timing down. The "h" and "p"
are for "h"amer on and "p"ull off.

--

                 HEY JOE
              --------------------

                     Performed by Jimi Hendrix Experience

                     Tabbed by Howard Wright
                     [email protected]
Ok I'll just give you a flavour here with the intro :

E--0----0------------------0---------------------------0------------
B--3/5--3------------------0---------------------------0------------
G----------4/2--0----------1---------------------------1------------
D------------------2-------2------4/5---4/5---4--2------------------
A------------------------2--------4/5---4/5---4--2------------------
E---------------------0--------0------0-----0-------0-----0---------

E----------------------
B--------7-----7-------
G--------7-----7-------
D----7h9---7h9---9-----
A----------------------
E----------------------

The rest is :

Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramG+G Chord diagramD MajorD Chord diagramA augmentedA Chord diagramE MajorE

repeated and repeated.....

Obviously there are a lot of bits played between the chords to liven it
up. The two riffs at the end of the intro bit are used quite a few times

-the first one is the 4/5 slide on the Chord diagramA augmentedA and Chord diagramD MajorD strings
            4/5

-the second is the bit at the 7th and 9th frets on the second line of tab
Then there's that run played in octaves on bass and guitar.
The Bass tab looks exactly the same as the guitar tab (ignoring Chord diagramBB and Chord diagramE MajorE
strings !)

E---------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------
A--3---------2-3-4-5---------4-5-6-7----------------------------
E----0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5------------------------------------


Have Fun !

Howard


This is 'my Version' of the solo from Hey Joe...


    ~~~~         P
 e---------12--------------------------|
 b--15(U17)---15-12--------------------|
 g-----------------14(U16)-(D12)----12-|
 d-------------------------------14----|


    ~~~~            S S
 e---------12-----------------------------|
 b-15(U17)---15-12---------12-------------|
 g-----------------14(U16)----14-12-14-12-|
 d----------------------------------------|

           H
 e--------------------------------------|
 b--------------------------12----------|
 g-----12----12-------------12----------|
 d-14-----14--------12-14-------14\-----|
 a-------------/14-----------------S----|
 E------------S-------------------------|

        ~~~~~
 e---------------------12 12 12---------------------
 b--15(U17)--15(U17)---12-15-12---------12-15-------
 g------------------------------14(U16)------14(U16)
 d--------------------------------------------------
 a--------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------


 e-----------------|------------12-15(U17)-D15-12----------
 b-12--------------|---------12----------------------------
 g-----------14-12-|-14(U16)----------------------14(U16)--
 d----12-14--------|---------------------------------------
 a-----------------|---------------------------------------
 E-----------------|---------------------------------------

                  S   H   ~~
 e-----12------------|------------------------|-------------
 b--15----15---------|------------------------|12-----------
 g-----------14(U16)-|-12----------------9-11-|12-----------
 d-------------------|----14\------9 11-------|---14--------
 a-------------------|-------\----------------|-----\--/-S-\
 E-------------------|--------S--0------------|------S------

and the chromatic one...

 e-----------------|-----------------|---------------------
 b-----------------|-----------------|---------------------
 g-----------------|-----------------|------tr-------------
 d-----------------|-----------------|-----0--2------------
 a-3---------2-3-4-|-5----------4-5-6|-7-------------------
 E---0-1-2-3-------|---2-3-4-5-------|---------------------


~~~~   Vibrato
14(U16)  Bending Up from 14 to 16
P     Pulloff
H     Hammer on
D15    Release bending to 15

14\
  S   Slide from 14 to... DOWN (where ever you want ;)
tr    trigger the tone (H P H P H P...)


Notation 🏷Legend:

 s - slide
 h - hammer on
 p - pull off
 b - nend
 r - release
 \ - slide down to "nowhere"
 / - slide up to "nowhere"
 ~ - vibrato

"Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendirx.
Transcribed by Morten Jorgensen, [email protected].

Chords go like this: C-G-D-A-E-E


  Intro:
            Let ring

E-|----0---0----------|-----0----------------0-|--------------------------
B-|--3s5-5s3----------|-----0----------------0-|-----0------7-----7-------
G-|----------4s2--0h1-|-1---1------4---4---3-1-|---9-1--7---7-7---7-------
D-|---------------0h2-|-2-----2----5---5---4---|---9-2--7h9---7h9---9\----
A-|-------------------|-------2--4s5---5---4---|-6s7-2--------------------
E-|-------------------|-0-----0------0---0-----|-----0--------------------


  Verses:

  (Chord diagramC majorC)   (Chord diagramG+G)    (Chord diagramD MajorD)    (Chord diagramA augmentedA)      (Chord diagramE MajorE)
E-|-------------------|------------------------|----------0---------------
B-|----1---------3----|---------------5--------|----0-----0---------------
G-|----0---------4----|-------7-------6--------|----1--1--1---------------
D-|-------2---------5-|-7---7-7h9-------7------|-2--2--2------------------
A-|-3-----3---------5-|-7h9---------7----7-----|-2-----2------------------
E-|-----------3-------|------------5-----------|-0------------------------

     Hey joe...

  (Chord diagramE MajorE)
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|--------------5--------------------------------------------------------
G-|--------------x---9-----7----------------------------------------------
D-|---------5b---6---9-----7----------------------------------------------
A-|-----5------7-7---7-7h9------------------------------------------------
E-|-6s7 --7---------------------------------------------------------------


  (Chord diagramC majorC)   (Chord diagramG+G)    (Chord diagramD MajorD)     (Chord diagramA augmentedA)     (Chord diagramE MajorE)
E-|--------------3----|---------2--------------|-------0------------------
B-|----1---------3----|---3-3---3------2-3p2---|-------0------------------
G-|----0---------0----|---2-2h4---2----2-2-2-2-|-------1--1---------------
D-|-------2---------0-|-0---------0--2---4p2-2-|-2-2------2---------------
A-|-3-----3---2-------|--------------0-------0-|-2-2------2---------------
E-|-----------3-------|------------------------|-0-0----------------------


  (Chord diagramE MajorE)
E-|---------------------------------0--0----------------------------------
B-|-----3------------0--2-2h3-2p0---0--0----------------------------------
G-|-2-s-4-4s2p0-1--1-1--2-2-----0-1-1--1----------------------------------
D-|-------------2--2-2--2-2h4-2p0-2----2----------------------------------
A-|-------------2--2-2------------2----2----------------------------------
E-|----------------0--------------0----0----------------------------------


  Solo:

  (Chord diagramC majorC)       (Chord diagramG+G)   Slight bend.
E-|--------12-------------------------------------------------------------
B-|--15b17----15-12-------------------------------------------------------
G-|--------------12-14p12----12b------------------------------------------
D-|-----------------------14----------------------------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


  (Chord diagramD MajorD)          (Chord diagramA augmentedA)     Hold.
E-|-------12-12-----------------------------------------------------------
B-|-15b17----15-12--------------------------------------------------------
G-|----------------14-12--14p12-14b16-12~---------------------------------
D-|------------------------------------------14\--------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


  (Chord diagramE MajorE)   Slight bend.   Hold Bends.
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|------------------12-------15b~---15b~---------------------------------
G-|-12----12-12b-----12---------------------------------------------------
D-|-12----12-----14--12---------------------------------------------------
A-|-12h14-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Let
  (Chord diagramC majorC)            (Chord diagramG+G)    ring.
E-|-12-12-12-------12-----------------------------------------------------
B-|-12-15-12-12----12-15-------12-----------------------------------------
G-|----------14b16-------14b16----------14-12~----------------------------
D-|-------------------------------12-14-----------------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


  (Chord diagramD MajorD)          (Chord diagramA augmentedA)
E-|----------12-15b17r15~-12----------12----------------------------------
B-|-------12-----------------------15----15-------------------------------
G-|--14b16-------------------14b16----------14b16r14----------------------
D-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


  (Chord diagramE MajorE) Let ring.       Sligth bend.
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|-----------------------------12b---------------------------------------
G-|-12b~------------12----12----12b----------13---------------------------
D-|---------14\-----12----12h14------14------14---------------------------
A-|-----------------12h14--------------------14---------------------------
E-|---------------------------------------0-------------------------------


  (Chord diagramC majorC)   (Chord diagramG+G)    (Chord diagramD MajorD)  (Chord diagramA augmentedA)    (Chord diagramE MajorE)         Improvise !
A-|------------------|-----------------|---0---------------|--------------
B-|------------------|-----------------|---0-------7-7-9-9-|-7-----9------
G-|------------------|-----------------|-----------7-7-9-9-|-7-and-9------
D-|------------------|-----------------|-9---7h9b7-7---9---|-7-----9------
A-|--3---------2-3-4-|-5---------4-5-6-|-7-----------------|--------------
E-|----0-1-2-3-------|---2-3-4-5-------|-0-----------------|--------------

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