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    Every song lyric

    Found this file on an obscure site a while back. I haven't checked to see if it's completely correct or anything like that. But enjoy and feel free to add to it.
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    Re: Every song lyric

    thanks josephboggs but i need some seeds put on/turned on , thnx

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    Re: Every song lyric

    Full of errors. Jimi did not sing 'Cocaine' etc. etc.
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Quote Originally Posted by stplsd View Post
    Full of errors. Jimi did not sing 'Cocaine' etc. etc.
    +1
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    Re: Every song lyric

    what are the words to "somewhere"?

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    Re: Every song lyric

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    Hi zombywoof, hope my take on it will do in lieu:

    14 March 1968, Record Plant, New York


    SOMEWHERE

    Mm...mm, mm-mm
    Well-uh, I see fingers and ha-ands and shades of faces*
    Reachin’ up but no-ot quite-uh touchin’ the promised land
    I hear plea-eas and prayers and-uh desperate whispers sayin’
    Oh, Lord, please give us a helpin’ hand, yeah, yeah

    And-uh way down in the background1
    I can-uh see frustrated souls and cities burnin’,
    And on across the water2, baby
    I see your weapons barkin’ out the sting of death
    And up in the clouds I can imagine UFO’s3
    Chuffed4 with themselves, laugh and they sayin’:
    “Those people so uptight, they sure know how to make a mess.”
    Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Oo-oo-oo-ooh

    [Solo]

    Back at the saloon my tears mix in mildew [?] with my drink
    ‘I can’t really tell my feet from the sawdust on the flo-oor’5
    And, as far as I know, they may even try to wrap me in cellophane and sell me6
    Brothers, help me, and don’t worry about lookin’ at the score
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...oo-oo-oo-ooh

    *This verse was lifted and included in his later song ‘Earth Blues’. The people are praying but it’s not making
    any difference
    1ie In the background of the US city (‘Somewhere’), from the bar he is drinking in, he can see the aftermath
    of the murder of MLK, (or possibly the earlier strife sparked by the police beating of John Smith in July
    1967) – ie the glow in the night sky from part of the city that has been set alight during the protests and
    “rioting” by these ‘frustrated souls’ in April 1968. See ‘House Burning Down’
    2Meanwhile (on the TV in the bar) he sees the war across the sea in Vietnam. See 1983… etc.
    3See the last verse in ‘House Burning Down’ where he talks about a spaceship (UFO) coming
    down and taking all the dead bodies away. Then, after this ‘flight of fancy’ it’s back to the grim reality of the
    sawdust on the bar‘s floor
    4British word meaning ‘pleased’
    5Jimi quotes this line verbatim in his strange “Talking over Eric Burdon” piece.
    6Wry comment on the way he is being promoted.
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Re: Every song lyric

    Thanks Stplsd, i always thought, Jimi said i can't tell my feet from the"sonnets" on the floor, but it must be "sawdust" Pat,was right, hate when he's right,hehe is there words to this written in Jimi handwritting? not that i have any doubt, i just like to see jimi's unique style of writting...stay experienced, ZW...chaz

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    Re: Every song lyric

    Quote Originally Posted by zombywoof57 View Post
    is there words to this written in Jimi handwritting?
    Not to my knowledge.
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Re: Every song lyric

    "Black Gold" Lyrics .....huh? http://www.metrolyrics.com/black-gol...i-hendrix.html

    "Crystal Ball" Lyrics ...huh? http://www.metrolyrics.com/crystal-b...i-hendrix.html

    "Ball and Chain for Sale" ... http://www.metrolyrics.com/ball-chai...i-hendrix.html

    ...wtf ? do/did these songs actually exist ?
    ...are they actual legit authentic jimi lyrics
    ...for songs that never got to tape ?
    ...i mean, they 'seem' kinda legit ?!?
    ...stp ?




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    Re: Every song lyric

    Quote Originally Posted by cartman View Post
    "Black Gold" Lyrics .....huh? http://www.metrolyrics.com/black-gol...i-hendrix.html

    "Crystal Ball" Lyrics ...huh? http://www.metrolyrics.com/crystal-b...i-hendrix.html

    "Ball and Chain for Sale" ... http://www.metrolyrics.com/ball-chai...i-hendrix.html

    ...wtf ? do/did these songs actually exist ?
    ...are they actual legit authentic jimi lyrics
    ...for songs that never got to tape ?
    ...i mean, they 'seem' kinda legit ?!?
    ...stp ?

    Hope this is of use to you cartman:


    They come from the book 'Cherokee mist', which is scans of most of his written work.

    "Black gold" as represented on this site is actually two quite different pieces/versions? (both untitled as are most of Jimi's written pieces) joined together as if one piece without a break

    "Crystal ball" (untitled) is from this book as well

    "Ball and Chain" (untitled) is also from this book, Jimi sang some of these lyrics in a song he titled "Honey Bed", the "magic honey" verse being later used in his "Who Knows" He is described as having these notes in a big folder which he sometimes referred to when writing the final lyrics, usually after the music was down, he sometimes used verses from one abandoned song in another quite different song, as in this case and the verse from 'Somewhere' he used for Earth Blues.
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Re: Every song lyric

    uh yeah! much appreciated! ...figures! i actually have the cherokee mist book, just didnt occur to me to dig it out.
    these lyrics i guess may be part of the '7 tapes in a headband' black gold suite that we're still all waiting on...
    'suddenly november morning' is great; sooo love to hear the rest. ...you know that paul caruso NYC hotel session?
    i did sometime back stumble on a 2 minute 'dirty jive talking' mpg from that session, not music, just everyone
    goofin around & cussin'. i saved it somewhere along with the rest of the session. I used to have a 'traders
    little helper' program to convert into/from flac files; but main reason my ratios so shit is down to couple
    of harddrive wipes. i dunno dude, you probably got it already, but if someone wanted it i could maybe figure
    out an upload, sometime... i saved loads of jimi youtube vids awhile back; stuff like the 'tax free' swedish
    brothers/jimi jam, very jazzy! and a wicked 15 minute jimi /dave mason 'acoustic jam'. stuff like that now
    pulled from youtube, but could maybe be converted to flac audio, & put up here? dunno! sorry for ramblin'...
    but yeah, thanks! =)

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