Alright, now dig this, baby
You don't care for me, I don't a-care about that
Got a new fool, ha, I'd like to laugh at
I have only one burning desire,
let me stand next to your fire
Hey (BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Let me stand next to your fire
(BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Whoa, let me stand, baby, (BV=Let me stand next to your fire),
Let me stand, (BV=Let me stand next to your fire), Yeah, baby
Listen here, baby, and stop actin' so crazy
You say your mom ain't home,
it ain't my concern, Just a-play with me
and you won't get burned, I have only one itchin' desire,
let me stand next to your fire
Msssst, yeah (BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Let me stand, baby
(BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Let me stand
(BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Oh, let me stand
(BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Ow!, Ahh, move over, Rover
and let Jimi take over,
Yeah, you know what I'm talk(in') about
Yeah, get on with it, baby, Ow, Yeah
Thats what I'm talkin' about, Now dig this
Ha!, Now listen, baby
You try to give me your money,
you better save it, babe
Save it for your rainy day
I have only one burnin' desire,
let me stand next to your fire, ha
Ow (BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Uh, let me stand
(BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Oh, let me stand, baby
(BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
I ain't gonna do you no harm
(BV=Let me stand next to your fire)
Ow, Yeah, You better move over, baby
I ain't gonna hurt ya, baby
Ah, I ain't talk(in') with your ol' lady
Ow, Ah, yes, this is Jimi talkin' to you
Yeah, baby, Doooo

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  • +3
    General CommentI read somewhere that this song was about when Jimi went to someone else in the Experience's house in England.. that he was cold and tired and wanted to stand by the fire and the parents had a mean dog that was sitting by the fire and it tried to bite Jimi. Whatever it's about it's a good song, and was always played as the opening song.. can you imagine being at a concert and they start with this song?
    PTCGAZon December 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe line 'Move over, Rover, and let Jimi take over' came about from when Jimi visited Noel Redding's family. He was frozen solid and went to stand next to the fire where the dog was sleeping.
    albertiusmaximuson December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont exactly know what the song is about but this is jimi at his best, and listen to mitch mitchells drum beat! its unreal! but ive heard many times about the storry at noel reddings house with the dog, so id say thats the root of the song, the rest i dont know
    ZepJimiFloydon March 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentidk, i guess jimi's talking to a chick. he's trying to get at her, but she doesn't want to hear it. she gives him all these excuses, but he lets her know that he just wants to *ahem, you know*. he's letting her know its ok . . . "you wont' get burned" - vd, "you try to give me your money . . . save it for your rainy day" - he's not a whore or anything, he just wants what he wants.
    raburnson February 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe line "move over rover, let Jimi take over" actualy came from when actually encountered a guitar playing dog.

    The fought an epic battle for 5 days straight, until finally Jimi was crowned the victor, he then said this now famous line, coining it for one of his future songs.
    Spoon333on October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentapparently this song was written after the band were at a concert in chas chandlers home town.

    after the concert the band were staying chas's mothers house, the journey home was incredibly cold, and no sooner had the door to her house been opened jimi said 'let me stand next to your fire', but apparently the dog was standing in the way, hence the lyric 'oh move over rover, let jimi take over'
    coolshit2kon August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best JH ever!!!!
    Mr_Mojo_risingon September 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, a nice feel-good song. One of his best.
    Muzzyon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't let the lyrics fool you. I heard on an exclusive interview that the meaning of this song is that of a hurting penis. Apparently, Jimi's Penis had frostbight once after sledding naked so he asked to stand next to a bitch's fire. Love the song, love it.
    GuitarVibratoon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentcoolshit2k is exactly spot on right. i love this song. Mitch Mitchells drumming is so damn unpredictable. i love it
    heyjude55on April 03, 2006   Link

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