Jimi Hendrix Highway Chile

  
You'd probably call him a tramp But it goes a little deeper than that He's a ...

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You'd probably call him a tramp But it goes a little deeper than that He's a highway chile...  "Highway Chile" was described, in the book Jimi Hendrix: ... - Mark Thomas - Google+


You'd probably call him a tramp
But it goes a little deeper than that
He's a highway chile...

"Highway Chile" was described, in the book Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, as "a joyful autobiographical stomp," explaining it as being a story of the pursuit of the American Dream. Matthew Greenwald of Allmusic also talks about the song as autobiographical, claiming that "It's easy to see that Hendrix was writing about himself here, and his life as a musician on the road in the R&B/soul "Chitlin' Circuit," and forming his own unique vision and style."

His guitar slung across his back
His dusty boots is his cadillac
Flamin' hair just a blowin' in the wind
Ain't seen a bed in so long it's a sin
He left home when he was seventeen
The rest of the world he had longed to see
But everybody knows the boss
A rolling stone who gathers no moss

Now some people say he had a girl back home
Who messed around and did him pretty wrong
They tell me it kinda hurt him bad
Kinda made him feel pretty sad
I couldn't say what went through his mind
Anyway, he left the world behind
But everybody knows the same old story,
In love and war you can't lose in glory

Now you'd probably call him a tramp
But I know it goes a little deeper than that
He's a highway chile

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Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_Chile