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    68-10-12 SAN FRANCISCO, WINTERLAND 1st

    Saturday 12 October 1968
    San Francisco, Winterland, 1st show, California.

    MC: Wolodia “Wolfgang” Grajonca (Bill Graham)

    1. Fire (36), 2. Lover Man (13), 3. Like A Rolling Stone (11), 4. Foxy Lady (42), 5. Bass And Drum Jam,
    6. Tax Free (11), 7. Hey Joe (33), 8. Purple Haze (51), 9. Wild Thing (24)

    [Aud = Audience]


    1st Show:

    [PA playing Ritchie Havens’ HANDSOME JOHNNY (Louis Gossett Jr.1 & Richie Havens2) as band arrives on stage]

    [Tuning]
    Noel: One…good evening, ta…it, it’s a special night tonight… [tuning]…one, one
    BG : On bass, Mister Noel Redding, on drums, Mister Mitch Mitchell, on vocals
    and guitar Mister Jimi Hendrix, The Jimi Hendrix Experience…

    1Louis Gossett Jr. – Oscar winning ‘black’-American actor, comes from Brooklyn (as does Richie Havens)
    2Richie Havens – Friend of Jimi’s from his early days in Greenwich Village, on the same bill with him on
    several occasions from at least 1966, most notably the Woodstock Festival, where as the opening
    performer Richie played this song


    1. FIRE [Backing vocal - Noel]

    Yeah

    Now dig somethin’ right here, I’m gonna tell you somethin’ first of all, yeaaah
    You don’t care for me
    I don’t-uh care about that
    You’ve got a new fool, hah, I like to laugh at
    I have only one-uh itchin’ desire
    Let me stand next to your fire

    (Let me stand next to your fire) Oh, let me stand, baby
    (Let me stand next to your fire) Oh, let me stand, let me stand next to fire
    (Let me stand next to your fire) Hey, baby, yeah
    (Let me stand next to your fire)

    Oh, listen here, baby, ha-ha and stop actin’ so damn crazy
    You say your mom ain’t home, it ain’t my concern
    Don’t play with me and you won’t get burned1
    I have only one-uh, itchin’ desire
    Let me stand to your [sniffs]

    (Let me stand next to your fire) Let me stand, baby
    (Let me stand next to your fire) Oh, let me stand, babe
    (Let me stand next to your fire) I ain’t gonna do you no harm
    (Let me stand next to your fire) Wa-hey!

    Oh, move over Rover* and let Jimi take over
    Yeah, you know what I’m talkin’ about, baby
    Yeah, get on down....

    [Solo]

    Yeah
    That’s what I’m talkin’ about
    Now dig the drummer now…yeah

    Yeah

    Yeah, now I see her comin’ on over

    You try to give me your money
    You’d better save it babe-yeah
    Save it for your rainy day-uh
    I got only one itchin’ desire
    Let me stand next to your thing

    (Let me stand next to your fire) Oh, let me sta-and, baby
    (Let me stand next to your fire) Oh, let me stand, baby
    (Let me stand next to your fire) Hey, hey, hey, hey-ey
    (Let me stand next to your fire) Ooh!

    1Don’t play with me ‘cause you’re playin’ with fire” - ‘Play With Fire’ (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 1965).
    *From ‘Two Old Maids’ (Trad. arr. Jimmy Hendrix 1965 & (‘Jimi’) 1969-70) [mistakenly aka ‘Stoop Down Baby’ from a
    Chick Willis title only recorded in 1972!]: “Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard… But when she bent over Rover
    took over. ‘Cause you know he had a bone of his own” ha-ha-ha. Jimi covered this at least five times from 1965 to 1970
    and also references Mother Hubbard & bone during his Maui rap. Rover also gets a mention in ‘Highway of Broken Hearts’
    ‘Keep On Groovin’ & ‘Hound Dog’. This, coupled with the story of Jimi asking Noel’s mother Margaret if he could warm
    himself at the fire, in her house at New Year’s eve 1966/67, (when,according to Chas, the band were all tripping)
    would appear to be the inspiration.

    Noel: Thank you very much, thank you, that was Fire
    Jimi : As we tell all the other cats that come around here, our friends and brothers and cousins and so forth, ah it’s a scene
    that we toon up between every single song, because we really care for your ears, that’s another big-song, that’s another
    reason why we don’t play so loud, no, okay can you dig that? We’d like continue on with a song that-uh we probably got
    together about a year and a half ago.
    Aud: Along The Watchtower! Yeah!
    Jimi: Forgot the words, I’m sorry, for the thing yea-heh-heh, I can never remember other peoples songs, I don’ know, I, it
    was a lot of fun doin’ it though, anyway this thing’s called-uh, ‘Here He Comes, Here Comes Your Lover Man’ it’s nothin’ but
    a straight thing rock thing in the key of ‘E’ [tuning, neck tapping] Oh, yeah, right.
    Aud: [Laughter & applause]
    Jimi: Got to make sure though...


    2. LOVER MAN*

    Hey!
    Here he comes, baby
    Here comes your lo-over man
    Here he co-o-omes
    Here comes your lover man
    Yeah, baby
    I’d better pack up my tennis1 shoes
    And get out o’ here as fast as I can

    Reach up, baby
    Hand me down my runnin’ shoes
    Yeah, yeah
    Reach up, baby
    Hand me down my runnin’ shoe-oes
    I see your man through the window
    I ain’t got no time to lose
    Hey!

    [Solo]

    Here he comes
    Here comes your lover man
    Here he comes
    Here comes your lover man
    Yea-eah, yeah
    I got ‘o get my tennis shoes together
    An’ get the hell out o’ here as fast as I can

    Here he comes, ba-by
    Here comes now
    Here he comes now, baby
    Here he comes now, baby
    Here he co-omes now
    Here he comes now, babe
    Here he comes now, baby
    Here comes…

    Yeah

    *Hendrix played on the Chitlin’ Circuit’ with BB on the bill and also jammed with him later several times. ‘BB’s song ‘Rock
    Me Baby’ was the musical basis for this later song ‘Lover Man'’*. Lyrics are a mix of Elmore James’s ‘Look On Yonder
    Wall’ (James ‘Beale Street’ Clark) and Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Meet Me In The Bottom’ aka 'Down In The Bottom’ (Willie Dixon), both songs
    have a similar theme and chorus. Jimi later added a verse of his own: ‘I wanna love you longer’ etc. Jimi related this
    song to the Vietnam war veterans returning, as Elmo’s version of ‘Look On Yonder Wall’ did to those of World War 2,
    the missing verse being: “Your husband went to the war, I know it was tough, I don’t know how many mens he killed,
    but I know he done killed enough.” Ha-ha-ha. Interesting that ‘'Look On Yonder Wall' was covered by Butterfield
    Blues Band and 'Meet Me In The Bottom’ was covered by John Hammond on their respective 1965 electric blues LPs,
    ''Paul Butterfield Blues Band' and 'So Many Roads'. Coincidentally, in 1964 the Stones also cut a version of ‘Meet Me In
    The Bottom’, but it was only released many years later.
    1Possible reference to Jeff Beck’s 1968 single ‘ROCK MY PLIMSOUL’ (‘Plimsole’ an English word for ‘tennis shoe’ + soul
    – a corny joke) also based on BB King’s ‘Rock Me Baby’.

    Jimi : Thank you
    Noel: Thank you
    Jimi : I hate to say it, but-uh, I just developed about six more broken speakers, so-uh, we’ll see what happens after that,
    regardless…
    Aud : Along The Watchtower!
    Jimi : …anyway see if you all has feelin’s, see if you all, behalf bein’ here in the first place, can help the speakers along
    an’-uh, it goes somethin’ like this here, the next song we’d like to start off by our self….


    3. LIKE A ROLLING STONE* (Robert ‘Bob Dylan’ Zimmerman)

    Here’s a song written by Dylan
    It’s a thing called Like A Rolling Stone

    Once upon a time you dressed so fine
    Threw the bums a dime in your prime, uh-didn’t you?
    People call, say, “Beware, doll, you’re bound to fall.”
    And you thought they were all uh-kidding you
    You used to laugh about
    Every-every-everybody that was-uh
    Everybody that was hangin’ out
    Look at yourself, now you don’t
    You don’t seem seem so proud
    And, Lord, now you don’t, but you don’t-uh, talk so loud
    Now it’s gonna be scroungin’ for your next
    Scroungin’ for your next, your next mea-eal

    Hey! how does it feel, baby
    Oh, how does it feel, baby
    To be on, on your o-own
    No direction home
    Oh, like a rollin’ stone

    [Guitar break]

    You’re goin’ to the finest school, all right, ‘Miss Lonely’ but-uh
    You know good an’ well, you only used to get, stoned and juiced in it, ha
    There’s somethin’ comin’
    Nobody here to tell you how to live out on the street
    But now you’re just gonna have to get, hey! used to it
    Oh, Lord

    I heard you say, one time, you’d never compromise, it’s hard
    Oh, with ‘The Mystery Tramp’
    But now you’ve got to, realise
    Oh, Lord-uh, he’s not sellin’ any alibi’s, no
    As he stares in the vacuum of his eyes
    An’ I can hear him whisper, and say,
    “Hey, baby, would you like to-er-uh, huh-yeah, make a dea-eal.”

    Hey! how does it feel
    Oh, baby, how does it fee-eel
    Lord, to be on your own
    Yeah, I can dig that
    No direction ho-ome, baby
    A complete unknown
    Look at you, like a rollin’ stone
    Rollin’ stone, babe

    [Solo]

    How does it feel
    Hey, how does it feel, baby
    On your own
    [No] direction home
    A complete unknown
    Like a rollin’ sto’-rolling stone

    You never turned around to see the frowns
    On the jugglers and the clowns
    When they all did tricks for you, tricks for you, baby
    You never understood that it ain’t no good
    You know, good and well, you shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you
    I see you ridin’ ‘round on the town in a chrome horse with your diplomat
    Who carried on his shoulder a artificial Siamese cat
    Oh, ain’t it hard, ain’t it hard when you discover that, baby
    He really wasn’t-uh where it’s at
    After he took from you everything he could stea-eal
    Hey! how does it feel
    How does it feel, baby
    To be on your own
    Oh, yeah-yeah and no direction ho-o-ome
    A complete unknown
    Like a rollin’ stone…yea-eah, baby, yeah
    Hey, like a rollin’, rollin’ sto-o-one now…oh, yeah
    Like a rollin’ sto-o-one, baby

    *Faye Pridgon, “You could hear it at 42nd Street probably, We almost got put out behind Bob Dylan”. His first label credit
    was on the Curtis Knight single “How Would You Feel”, as “arranged by”, the music was basically this song (Dylan was
    uncredited).

    Jimi : We’d like to do a little-uh, a slow drag2, a straight forward-ah a rock song, that we recorded, oh, yeah, today is our
    second, second anniversary as a group, today, this very instant, [applause] tuh, yeah, [guitar ‘speaks’ {?}] an’-uh, hold
    on for a second, gi’ me-gi’ me a ‘A’, a ‘A’ [tuning]
    ? : Why do you screw your guitar
    ? : Mitch wants to go higher
    Jimi : Sorry to take up-uh any more of your time, we’d like to continue on and do a song that-uh, it’s dedicated to
    somebody’s girlfriend tonight after we leave the show, I don’t know who it’s gonna be, we’ll find out, but it’s dedicated to
    her, okay, an’-uh, just in case nothin’ does happen between me an’, you know, whoever it might be, well, it’s gonna
    happen right here, I’m gonna get my clim-uh, I think I’ll reach it heh-heh-heh...

    2A ‘slow drag’ is a slow song for people to dance close to!


    4. FOXY LADY [Backing vocal - Noel]

    Now you know you’re a cute little heartbreaker… hey!
    And you know you’re a cute little love maker
    (Foxy)
    I wanna take you home
    Oh, I won’t do you no harm
    Got to be all mine, yeah, all mine, ooh shucks, Foxy Lady

    Now I see you, I’m down on the scene
    You make me wanna get up and scream
    Foxy
    I’ve made up my mind
    I’m tired of wastin’ all my precious time
    Got to be all mine, all mine, ooh shucks, Foxy Lady

    [Jimi’s amplifiers break down]

    I’ve made up my mind
    I’m tired of wastin’ all my precious tiime, yeah
    You got to be all mi-i-i-ine, ooh shucks, Foxy Lady

    [Drum solo]

    Foxy Lady yeah, yeah
    Ow, you look so good

    Hey!

    Noel: Thank you very much, Jimi’s tubes are broken, thank you.
    Jimi : All right, Thank you very much, we’d like to give Mitch, about, you know, let him just cut loose a little bit here, while
    we’re changin’ amplifiers, we’re havin’ difficulties, but instead of stoppin’ an’, you know, you all standin’ around watchin’
    tired old amplifiers be changed and tired old plugs an-ur-ur-ur, you know, the same old hogwash, man, you know what’s
    happening, but regardless of you knowin’ that, you still wan’ ‘o see somethin’ happen anyway, so we’d like to have Mitch
    cut off a little bit of faith, goes somethin’-eh like, anything, I don’t know, I don’t know, we’re just gonna be jammin’ until
    we get the stuff together, that’s all…


    5. DRUM & BASS JAM >

    6. < TAX FREE (Bo Hansson & Janne Carlsson)

    [Tape edit mid song]

    Noel: Thank you very much
    Jimi : Yeah, we had a, a large amount of trouble, but we’ll just keep on pushin’ with a thing
    called Hey Joe…One, two. One, two, three, four…


    7. HEY JOE* (William) ‘Billy’ Roberts)

    Hey-hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?
    Hey-hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?

    I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
    You know I caught her messin’ ‘round with another man
    I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
    You know I caught her messin’ ‘round with another man
    And now that ain’t to cool, baby

    Hey-hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down
    You shot her down on the ground
    Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah
    Hey-hey Joe, hey Joe, now, I heard you shot your lady down
    You shot her down in the ground

    An’ he said, yeah, baby
    I sure in the Hell did
    Yes, I shot my baby
    You know I caught her messin’ ‘round, messin’ around, town
    I gave her the gun

    Yes I did, I shot my baby, Lo-ord-uh
    I caught her messin’ ‘round, messin’ ‘round, town
    An’ I gave her the gun
    I shot her right between the eyeballs

    [Solo]

    Hey-hey Joe, where you gonna run to now?
    Where you gonna go?
    Yeah, hey-hey Joe, I said-uh
    Where you gonna run to now?
    Hey, yeah-hey-hey, hey-hey, hey-hey-ah

    An’ he says
    I’m goin’ way down south, way down south, baby
    Way down where I can be free
    Ain’t no one gonna find me
    I’m goin’ way down south, way down where I can be free
    Ain’t no one gonna find me
    Ain’t no hangman gonna
    He ain’t gonna put a rope around me, baby
    You’d better believe it

    Heeeey, hey-ey Joe
    You better run on down south
    You better go ahead on home now

    *Hendrix acknowledged that he used Tim Rose’s [one of "The Village people"] uniquely slower arrangement, including his
    lyric changes. and the addition of harmony backing vocals. Previous releases by ‘The Leaves’, ‘Love’ and ‘The Byrds’
    were very much faster, had slightly different lyrics and didn’t feature harmony vocals.


    8. PURPLE HAZE1 [Backing vocal - Noel]

    Purple haze all in my brain
    Lately things don’t seem the same
    I’m actin’ funny, but I don’t know why
    ‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky*

    Purple haze all around
    Don’t know if I’m comin’ up or down.
    Am I happy, or in misery?
    Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me
    Not me, baby

    Help me, baby, help me, baby

    [Solo]

    (Ohh, aah...ooh, aah...ooh, aah...ooh aah)

    Purple haze all in my eyes
    Don’ know if it’s-uh day or night
    You got me blowin’, blowin’ my mind
    Is it-uh tomorrow or just the end of time? hey

    Oh, come over, yeah
    Ye-eah, purple haze
    (Purple haze)
    Ye-eah, purple haze
    (Purple haze)
    Oh, baby, you got me blowin’ my mind
    (Purple haze)
    Not necessarily stoned, but-uh beautiful2
    (Purple haze)

    (Ooh, aah, ooh, aah, ooh, aah, ooh)

    1Very reminiscent of “the Purple Haze” from Philip Farmer’s sci-fi, book ‘Night Of Light’ which also features a certain
    “Mary” and is obviously a source for some early lyric imagery, you’d need to read it.
    *His original ‘kiss the sky’, was often heard as the mondegreen - ‘kiss this guy’, which Jimi, sometimes, jokingly, did
    actually articulate, gesturing toward Mitch or Noel as heard on tape and seen in film a few times.
    Jimi talking about his time in the army Airborne: “...‘cause once you get out there everything is so quiet, all you hear
    is the breezes-s-s-s..”. He used this parachuting image in three lyrics: in the first song he wrote for his ‘Jimi Hendrix
    Experience’, Stone Free “...ride the breeze”, next was Purple Haze, “. . .kiss the sky,” and then in Little Wing “..riding
    with the wind”. He later sometimes quoted the tune, ‘The Breeze And I’, another related reference.
    2These two lines are from the end of ‘Are You Experienced’ which is curious as there are two lines about the sea and
    sunrise in Are You Experienced that he said were originally from Purple Haze, he also said that the original lyrics to
    Purple Haze were much longer, but Chas cut them down. Perhaps ‘Are You Experienced’ contains some (or all?) of
    those edited lyrics? Possibly other songs too. So far it looks like “We’ll hold hands and watch the sunrise from the
    bottom of the sea” and this, “Not necessarily stoned but beautiful,” were part of the unedited ‘Purple Haze’.


    9. WILD THING (James ‘Chip Taylor’ Voight)

    Wild thing, yeah, come on, you make my heart sing
    You make, oh everything groovy
    Wild thing, hey

    Wild thing I think you move me
    But I wanna know for sure, you all
    Come here now, sssock it to me one more time
    Pop! you move me-ha-ha-yeah

    Hey, Wild thing
    You make my heart sing, yeah
    You make oh everything groovy
    Yeah, yeah, yeah wild thing
    Yeah

    Jimi: [Guitar ‘says’ ‘thank you very much’]

    Noel: Thank you very much
    Jimi : Thank you very much, sorry for the hang ups, thank you anyway.



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    Re: 68-10-12 SAN FRANCISCO, WINTERLAND 1st

    "You’ve got a new fool, hah, I like to laugh at"

    Or is it:

    You’ve got a new fool, hah, I laugh about that?

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    Thanks a lot STPLSD for doing these transcriptions, they have really helped me to get a lot more out of these marvellous shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vkd108 View Post
    Thanks a lot STPLSD for doing these transcriptions, they have really helped me to get a lot more out of these marvellous shows.
    I second that.

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