Hal Leonard Jimi Hendrix: The Lyrics

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Jimi Hendrix was such an extraordinary guitarist, it can be easy to forget that just as much passion, soul and precision went into his lyrics. Inspired by Bob Dylan, Hendrix was a fearless lyrical innovator, willing to let his imagination guide him to landscapes of words hitherto unexplored within the realms of pop music. This extraordinarily personal book includes numerous examples of Jimi's handwritten lyrics, often scribbled on hotel stationery, and photos of Jimi accompanying every song. From the existential euphoria of I Don't Live Today to the elusive beauty of Little Wing to the psychedelic blues of My Friend to the otherworldly 1983 (... A Merman I Should Turn to Be), the lyrics of Jimi Hendrix remain among the greatest in the pantheon of rock, infused with the same inventiveness, virtuosity and courage that informed his guitar playing. Readers will of course also thrill to see such Hendrix classics as Purple Haze, Foxey Lady, Voodoo Chile, The Wind Cries Mary, Dolly Dagger and Are You Experienced?. Jimi Hendrix: The Lyrics is sure to be one of the leading gift books of the season and a perennial favorite for Hendrix fans for years to come. Hardcover with full-color and b/w photos and illustrations throughout.

Songs include

    •  1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) •  51st Anniversary •  Ain't No Telling •  Angel •  Are You Experienced? •  Astro Man •  Belly Button Window •  Bold As Love •  Can You See Me? •  Castles Made Of Sand •  Come Down Hard On Me (Coming Down Hard On Me Baby) •  Crash Landing •  Crosstown Traffic •  Dolly Dagger •  Drifting •  EZY Ryder •  Earth Blues •  Fire •  Foxey Lady •  Freedom •  Gypsy Eyes •  Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) •  Hear My Train A Comin' (Get My Heart Back Together) •  Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) •  Highway Chile •  House Burning Down •  I Don't Live Today •  If Six Was Nine •  In From The Storm •  It's Too Bad •  Izabella •  Little Miss Lover •  Little Wing •  Long Hot Summer Night •  Look Over Yonder •  Love Or Confusion •  Lover Man •  Machine Gun •  Manic Depression •  May This Be Love •  Message To Love (Message Of Love) •  Midnight Lightning •  Moon Turn The Tides Gently Gently Away •  My Friend •  Night Bird Flying •  Once I Had A Woman •  One Rainy Wish •  Power Of Soul (Power To Love) •  Purple Haze •  Rainy Day Dream Away •  Red House •  Remember •  Room Full Of Mirrors •  Somewhere •  Spanish Castle Magic •  Stepping Stone •  Still Raining Still Dreaming •  Stone Free •  Straight Ahead •  Taking Care Of No Business •  The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp •  The Stars That Play •  The Wind Cries Mary •  Third Stone From The Sun •  Three Little Bears •  Up From The Skies •  Voodoo Child (Slight Return) •  Voodoo Chile •  Wait Until Tomorrow •  Who Knows •  You Got Me Floatin'

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