After all the taxin(?) and boxes
And the clouds have all gone to bed
You can hear heaven is staggering(?) down the street
Footprints dressed in red
And the wind it screams Mary

A boom is throughly sweeping
The broken pieces of yesterday's life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
And somewhere a king has no wife
And the wind it whispers Mary

The traffic light say to turn on blue tomorrow
And shine emptiness down on my bed
A tiny island sinks(?) down the street
Cuz the life it lives is dead
And the wind it screams Mary
And the wind it cries Mary

Will the wind ever remember
The names it has blown in the past
With it's precious(?) old age and wisdom
It whispers "No, this won't be the last"
Oh and the wind cries Mary
Oh and the wind cries Mary
Mary
Mary


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    General Commentyeah sorry the mp3 i downloaded wasn't that great of quality so i couldn't make out some of the words but if anyone knows the right words please correct them haha...again sorry
    IConfesToMyDashboardon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a cover just to let yall know...
    catalinamarron September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenta Jimi Hendrix cover...at that.
    caldwell4on September 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthese are the right lyrics if anyone was wondering
    After all the 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 cries Mary


    The traffic lights turn blue tomorrow
    And shine the 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
    With its crutch, its old age, and its wisdom
    It whispers, "No this will be the last"
    And the wind cries Mary


    billabongchkeon September 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is actually a really old jazz song, and a lot of people cover it--- john mayer has, and jamie cullum has it on his debut album
    hobojo22on January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif by really old jazz song you mean by Hendrix in 1969, then yes, it is. Hendrix wrote it after a fight with his girlfriend. after recording fire there was sometime to kill on the studio session, so they wrote the music to go with lyrics that Hendrix already wrote. I think John Mayer does a great cover of this. the best line of the whole song is "A broom is drearily sweeping/Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life"
    SAEXion January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI might get lynched for this, but, I like the Mayer version better than the Hendrix version. Hendrix may have invented alot of the moder guitar licks and that Blue/Rock sound -- don't get me wrong the guy was a total genius -- but people like Stevie Ray Vaughan (RIP) and John Mayer have totally perfected the sound and made it much more listenable.
    The_Grey_Walruson February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure if I agree, but that's understandable. Hendrix was better in many ways, but Mayer and Vaughan have definitely built on and perfected other aspects. In this case I think I prefer Jimi, but overall I enjoy Mayer and Vaughan more.
    acousticrock87on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure if I agree, but that's understandable. Hendrix was better in many ways, but Mayer and Vaughan have definitely built on and perfected other aspects. In this case I think I prefer Jimi, but overall I enjoy Mayer and Vaughan more.
    acousticrock87on April 14, 2006   Link

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