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Riff: Jimi Hendrix – “Hey Gypsy Boy”

Mar 4, 2013

I’m going to spread a lot of love/And peace of mind too/Lord May I come along/May I come along

from Hey Gypsy Boy lyrics by Jimi Hendrix

Over a weepy guitar, and a hollowed out break via Buddy Miles, the king vehemently states his purpose. It’s an open-ended invitation of love, and all are welcome. The riffing is tame, allowing Jimi to harmonize in thoughtful ways – his admiration for Curtis Mayfield shining bright; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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