Yeah, 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

But you'd probably call him a tramp
But it goes a little deeper than that
He's a highway chile, yeah

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

Walk on brother, yeah
One more brother

His old 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

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

Walk on brother
Don't let no one stop you
Highway chile
Yeah yeah yeah
Highway chile
Go on down the highway
Highway chile
Yeah yeah yeah
Highway chile


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    General Commentthis song is apparently about jimi when he was travelling from club to club playing backing for other bands.
    coolshit2kon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what it means, but it's great. It fills in a picture perfectly.
    Bodesteron June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's Hendrix's autobiography
    jersey73on October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI doubt it
    Bodesteron February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about a drifter, who despite what people think of him still has a story to his life. MSK941 is quite incorrect in his statement about this song sucking. It is an awesome song, that also conveys a great picture of what Jimi was singing about.
    jasonftrotteron December 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing, i wish i was highway chile
    robopatroloon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMSK941, you are entitled to your opinions, but I don't think any of Hendrix's songs suck. Also, I don't think that this song is about Jimi himself. Notice the line "Flamin' hair a blowin' in the wind". Flaming hair is used to discribe red/ginger colored hair. Hendrix's hair is definately not red/ginger. However, I do believe that the song is definately partially influenced by Hendrix's own expriences. Pretty good song, though not my favorite fro Hendrix.
    SRV Blueson February 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI l the love the way he say HIghway Chile, and the lick right after he says it is great as well. I agree that the song paints a great picture. One point at the end of the song it sounds like he is actually saying Highway Child but I might be wrong.
    SomethingCleveron February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDisregard the end of my last statement. I'm an idiot.
    SomethingCleveron February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is OK, not one of Jimi's best, I think this is him trying to write songs about drifter/tramps like Bob Dylan did (but Dylan pulls it off better)
    msr123on March 18, 2006   Link

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