Dolly Dagger

Album: Experience Hendrix (1970)
Charted: 74
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  • Hendrix wrote this song for his girlfriend Devon Wilson.
  • Recording was completed on August 24, 1970. The song was not released as a single because Hendrix died before he could give consent.
  • Hendrix used this as the opener for his concerts in the summer of 1970.
  • Arthur and Albert Allen from The Ghetto Fighters provided backup vocals. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France, for all above
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Comments: 3

  • Joel from UsaInteresting to note the varied ideas on how Dolly Dagger was coined...
  • David from Port Hawkesbury, CanadaThe line "Dolly Dagger, she drinks her blood from a jagged edge." is a reference to Mick Jagger, at one of Hendrix's birthdays, Mick Jagger pricked his finger, and Devon Wilson, in full view of Hendrix rushed over and sucked the blood from his finger, refusing to get him a band-aid until the bleeding subsided.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI think this song is also on the Jimi Hendricks album released a few years ago. I think the name of the album is First Rays of the New Rising Sun.
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