Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And i chop it down with the edge of my hand


Well, i stand up next to a mountain
And i chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, i pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand


'Cause i'm a voodoo child
Lord knows i'm a voodoo child baby
I want to say one more last thing
I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back to ya one of these days


I said i didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back one of these days

Oh yeah

If i don't meet you no more in this world then uh
I'll meet ya on the next one
And don't be late
Don't be late

'Cause i'm a voodoo child voodoo child
Lord knows i'm a voodoo child

Hey hey hey

I'm a voodoo child baby
I don't take no for an answer

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  • +1
    General Commentgod i wish i lived to see jimi
    sean7711on July 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, "roger wilco" is incorrect. There are two similarly named songs on the "Electric Ladyland" album which is probably causing the confusion. One is "Voodoo Chile" and the other "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". The lyrics for the latter are shown here above. Also of possible interest is that Steve Winwood played Organ and Jack Cassidy played Bass on "Voodoo Chile"
    soundmanon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti once read somewhere that chile meant that it was the product of something hence meaning hendrix was the product of voodoo but i cant find anything to back that definition of chile up so i dont know but i dont think it means chile
    he uses chile again in highway chile
    robopatroloon January 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe majority of it sounds like a trip when he dropped acid.
    Aguitaron March 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThose guitar solos are friggin incredible. I love Jimi Hendrix. He was a god.
    SenselessNoiseon April 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have a problem here.I know that Jimi Hendrix intended for this song to be titled Voodoo Chile.Why does it turn up everywhere as Voodoo Child?That is confusing.One person I talked to even thought Voodoo Chile was Voodoo Chili.Voodoo Chile is the correct title though isn't it?
    IronHornon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhy is it titled as Voodoo Child(slight return)?Shouldn't it be Voodoo Chile(slight return)?
    IronHornon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice song, lush riff. Hendrix was well ahead of his time, and I dont think that people realise how much he has influenced people, or how unorthodox his technique was back then.
    propheton May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere are 2 song on the Electric Ladyland album of the sam title, the Voodoo Child (slight return) metal sound'n blitz...and the blues beauty "Voodoo Chile" but this is just a bad ass blues song with some free associated type lyrics...
    keithkampbellon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGod... Hendrix was simply amazing on guitar, plus it's the entrance theme of the Hulkster so it's definately one of my favorite songs.
    mrtscon May 13, 2002   Link

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