Jimi Hendrix – Angel

This is a beautiful spacey song by Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix started working on this in 1967 along with “Little Wing,” which was similar. He gave up on it, but pulled it out and recorded it on July 23, 1970 – just a few months before his death on September 18, 1970. The song takes you on a ride with it.

It was originally released on his 1971 posthumous album The Cry of Love. It was written by Hendrix and recorded at Electric Lady Studios with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox. Rod Stewart later covered this song…of course, he has covered about every song.

The song was inspired by a dream Hendrix had about his mother Lucille.



Angel came down from heaven yesterday
She stayed with me just long enough to rescue me
And she told me a story yesterday,
About the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea
And then she spread her wings high over me
She said she’s gonna come back tomorrow

And I said, “Fly on my sweet angel,
Fly on through the sky,
Fly on my sweet angel,
Tomorrow I’m gonna be by your side”

Sure enough this morning came unto me
Silver wings silhouetted against the child’s sunrise
And my angel she said unto me,
“Today is the day for you to rise
Take my hand, you’re gonna be my man,
You’re gonna rise”
And then she took high over yonder

And I said, “Fly on my sweet angel,
Fly on through the sky,
Fly on my sweet angel,
Forever I will be by your side”

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

10 thoughts on “Jimi Hendrix – Angel”

  1. Lovely song. Gorgeous. Here, Hendrix shows off his technical expertise, which is interesting and illuminating because it shows that he was an educated guitarist. So many of his fans act as though he was a savant and that he just played from his gut. He was a musical genius. He was visceral and expert. That is what sets him apart from so many of his wondrous imitators including, even, the great Stevie Ray Vaughn.

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    1. The flourishes he adds to chords…totally sets his songs apart. His vision for writing songs went beyond his era… He gets stuck with the psychedelic tag but he was much more than that…I personally don’t think anyone has caught up with him.

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