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Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)




"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" is a song recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968 that appears as the final track on the Electric Ladyland album released that year. It contains improvised guitar and a vocal from Jimi Hendrix, backed by Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The song is one of Hendrix's best known; it was a feature of his concert performances throughout his career, and several live renditions were recorded and released on later albums.


After his death in 1970, Track Records released the song as a single in the United Kingdom using the title "Voodoo Chile" (see confusion over title). It became Hendrix's only number one single on the UK Singles Chart, reaching the top position during the week of November 15, 1970. Several artists have performed or recorded versions of the song. Rolling Stone magazine included it at number 102 on their list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".





Lyrics


Well, I stand up next to a mountain

And I chop it down with the edge of my hand

Well, I stand up next to a mountain

And I chop it down with the edge of my hand

Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island

Might even raise a little sand

Yeah


'Cause I'm a voodoo child

Lord knows I'm a voodoo child, baby


I want to say one more last thing


I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time

I'll give it right back to you one of these days, hahaha

I said I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time

I'll give it right back one of these days

Oh yeah

If I don't meet you no more in this world, then

I'll meet you in the next one

And don't be late

Don't be late


'Cause I'm a voodoo child, voodoo child

Lord knows I'm a voodoo child, baby


I'm a voodoo child, baby

I don't take no for an answer

Question no

Lord knows I'm a voodoo child, baby