Jimi Hendrix taught me the Blues

V1

Last night I saw Jimi, passed by on a star…

He got eight moons orbiting the sound from his guitar.

Ye-ah I said saw Hendrix, caught him in a blink…

He said "Hey little girl what's up with yer?

Come on tell me what you're thinking"

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I said to ole Jimi "I've been down the year long

My life I'm just wasting, we've all been going wrong

It seems I'm a-drifting through blood sweat n tears

I ain't got no luck lookin' on."

And Jimi said…

CHRS

Wipe those crystal tears from the sky

Grab an axe and strum out a tune

I'll spare a sigh for scattered minds

Yours is lost and a little confused

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Stay here a while… I'll bend time

To teach you to play the blues

V2

He slid down the rainbows that explode from his strings

Made step-stones of rhythm given when his fingertips sing

Their voices were colours I'd never seen from the ground

I was spellbound as I tumbled down

Spectrums deflected through prisms of sound

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I leaped on the step-stones Jimi left for me

Scaled astral mountains, trailed a lingering melody

I freed up my senses from the stench in the air I breathe

I show a different glow

I now know how it feels

What it means to believe

CHRS

Tear up the world and its tattered lies

Pick peace with the soul of your blues

I'll spare a sigh for scattered minds

Oh the pain is yesterday's news

Stay here a while… I'll bend time

To teach you to play the blues

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It ain't no matter girl if you've got a guitar

Here… I'll carve you one from a star

You can hang out with Jimi in the stars