The Wind Cries Mary: Words & music Jimi Hendrix (recorded at my home studio)
I’ve been a Hendrix fan since I was a kid, not just because of his innovative guitar playing but his lyrics as well. On this track, I made the acoustic guitar the main instrument, put an electric guitar in the background, and added the footboard and tambourine.
After all jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footprints dressed in red
And the wind whispers Mary
A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife
And the wind, it cries Mary
The traffic lights they turn a blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down on my bed
The tiny island sags downstream
'Cause the life that they lived is dead
And the wind screams Mary
Will the wind ever remember?
The names it has blown in the past
And with its crutch, its old age and its wisdom
It whispers "no, this will be the last"
And the wind cries Mary