Album: Texas Flood (1983)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was written for and dedicated to Stevie's beloved wife Lenora, who was known as "Lenny." Lenora once said that she never listened to the song without crying.
  • Vaughan played most of this song with his Stratocaster named "Lenny." The guitar was given to him by his wife and some close friends for his birthday. >>
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    nik - Spartanburg, SC, for above 2

Comments: 5

  • Tom Thompson from Sf, CaThis is a Jimi Hendrix song titled, "The Wind Cries Mary"
  • Christine from Mcminnville, OrThis song is also reminiscent of "Riviera Paradise."
  • Julian from Tirana, AlbaniaIf you want to hear the song its on his fisrt record Texas Flood.He said he woke up one night with the riff in his head and played it on his 'Lenny' Stratocaster.It's inthe key of E some kind of Blues/jazz chords and improvised solos inthe middle. It's very similar to Little Wing of
    Jimi endrix which he covered.
  • Blane from Pocola, OkLittle Wing is a Jimi Hendrix song. SRV was a huge Hendrix fan and copied him many times.
  • Murph from Peoria, IlThis song is nearly impossible to locate if you want to buy it but don't know the name -- everyone insists that it's called "Little Wing" which SRV also recorded and sounds very similar.
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