Original lead sheet and lyrics

The original lead sheet & lyrics, 1962

Hey Joe – The original lyrics


Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that money in your hand?
Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that money in your hand?
Chasin’ my woman, she run off with another man.
Goin downtown, buy me a Forty Four.
Goin downtown, buy me a Forty Four.

When I get through that woman won’t run no more.
Hey Joe, what are you gonna do?
Hey Joe, what are you gonna do?
Take my pistol, and kill her before I’m through

Hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman dead.
Hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman dead.
Yes I did, got both of them lying in that bed

Hey Joe, where do you think you’ll go?
Hey Joe, do you think you’ll go?
Leaving here think I’ll go to Mexico.

Yes I’m going, going where a man can be free.
Yes I’m going, going where a man can be free.
’cause ain’t no hangman gonna put no noose on me

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