Search

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ 1985




Stevie Ray Vaughan covered this on his Couldn't Stand the Weather album, and numerous guitar virtuosos carry out extended versions at their own concerts.


This was one of several standout wah-wah popularized songs, alongside Cream's "White Room" and Isaac Hayes' "Theme from 'Shaft'." Hendrix was considered a master of the wah-wah pedal, and this track earned him the #1 spot on Guitar World's greatest wah solos of all time list in 2015.




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

Chop it down with the edge of my hand

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

Might even raise just a little sand

'Cause I'm a voodoo child

Lord knows I'm a voodoo child


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

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

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

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

And if I don't meet you no more in this world

Then I'll, I'll meet you in the next one

And don't be late, don't be late

'Cause I'm a voodoo child

Lord knows I'm a voodoo child

I'm a voodoo child



Writer/s: Jimi Hendrix

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC





1,259 views