Gypsy Eyes

Album: Electric Ladyland (1968)
Charted: 35
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was a salute to "Field Hollers"... where African American slaves would come up with these songs, also called "Work Songs" on plantations. The song is written about Hendrix' mother Lucille.
  • The line, "Two strange men fightin' to the death over me today" is a reference to 2 men claiming to be Hendrix' father in an effort to capitalize on his success and money. Neither man was Al Hendrix who was known to be his real father (Jimi's real middle name was Allen). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    James - Los Angeles, IN, for above 2
  • Recording this song was quite a process. Hendrix did pretty much everything himself, including playing bass. He also messed around with various phasing effects that show up on the song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 3

  • Kent from Cheyenne, WyThis is one of my very favorite songs from Jimi. It just has an infectious grove.
  • Joey from Tampa, FlThis song took like 45 takes.
  • Angelo from Las Vegas, NvAwesome song! all i can say
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