Red House

Red House by Jimi Hendrix.

Lyrics and guitar chords to the blues Red House by Jimi Hendrix.

  • The blues Red House is written by Jimi Hendrix and originally recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966.
  • Red House is a slow twelve-bar blues and has been recorded by many other blues guitarists.

Chords

Guitar chords to Red House by Jimi Hendrix.

Tune down the guitar a half step: Eb, AB, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb.

This is a classic blues comp/blues rythm played mostly on the E- and A-string.

Check out the Red House backing track video to see how it’s done.

RED HOUSE by JIMI HENDRIX

-Intro- 
|B5|B5|B5|  | 
|E5 E7 E6|E5 E7|B5 B6 B5 B7 B6|B5 B6 B5 B6|
|F#5 F#6 F#5 F#6|E5 E7|B5 B6 B5 B6|B5 F9 F#7 Bb5|

-Vers 1-
Bb5       B5       B6         B5    B6
There’s a Red House   over yonder,
E5                E7          B5 B6 B5 B6
  that’s where my baby stays.  
B5 B6      B5 B6            
      Yeah.    There’s a Red  
E5                          E7 
   House over yonder, baby.
E5                E7          B5 B6 B5  B6 
  That’s where my baby stays.         Yeah.
B5 B6 B5 B6
F#5                    F#6            F#5   F#6
    Well, I ain’t been home to see my  baby
E5                              E7  E6    E5 
  in about, uh, ninety nine and one half days.
B5 B6 B5 B6 B5      B6            F#7
              Long time to se her.   
-vers 2-
  Bb5       B5        B6             B7 B6
So wait a minute, something’s wrong,
E5                E7     E6   E5
  the key won’t unlock this door.
B5 B6 B5 B6 | B5 b6 B5 B6  

E5                                       E7 E6 E5
  Wait a minute, something’s wrong, baby,
                E7       E6   A5 Bb5  
the key won’t unlock the door. 
B5  B6  B5  B6     | B5  B6  B7  B6  
              Yeah.
F#5            F#6         F#5      F#6 F#5
   I got a bad,    bad feeling, uh,
E5                         E7   E6   B5  
   that my baby don’t live here no more.
                   B6                           B5  B6 
Spoken: She didn’t tell me nothin’ about it either.
                    B5                   B6
That’s all right, I still got my guitar.
     F7     F#7  Bb5
Look out, baby!

-Solo-
B5 B6 B7 B6 | E5 E7 E6 | B5 B6 B5 B6 |
B5 B6 B5 B6 | E5 E7 E6 E5 | E5 E7 E6 |
B5 B6 B5 B6 | B6 B5 B6 B5 | F#5 F#6 F#5 F#6 F#5 |
E5 E7 E56 |B5 B6 B5 B6 | B5 B6 F7 F#7 Bb5 |

-Vers 3-
B5           B6                    B7 B6 B5
  I might as well go on back down,
E5                       E7 E6       E5
   go back, ‘cross yonder   over the hill.
B5 B6 B5 B6 | B6 B5 B6 B5 |
E5                                E7 E6 E5
  I might as go back over yonder,
E5                    E7     E6  
  ‘way back over yonder ‘cross the hill.
B5 B6     B7                 B6 B5 B6 B7  
      That’s where I came from.
B6           F#5  
‘Cause if my    baby don’t love me no more,
E5
  oh, I know her sister will! 

B5 B7/D# E Fdim | B/F# Bb B13

Lyrics

Lyrics to the blues song Red House by Jimi Hendrix.

Yeah! ‘k, man. Yeah

There’s a Red House over yonder,
that’s where my baby stays.      Yeah.
There’s a Red House over yonder, baby.
That’s where my baby stays.      Yeah.
Well, I ain’t been home to see my baby
in about, uh, ninety nine and one half days.
Long time to se her.

So wait a minute, something’s wrong,
the key won’t unlock this door.
Wait a minute, something’s wrong, baby,
the key won’t unlock the door. Yeah.
I got a bad, bad feeling, uh,
that my baby don’t live here no more.

She didn’t tell me nothin’ about it either.

That’s all right, I still got my guitar.
Look out, baby!

Spoken during solo: Yeah. Look out! Yeah, that’s alright. Yeah, ha ha!

I might as well go on back down,
go back, ‘cross yonder over the hill.
I might as go back over yonder,
‘way back over yonder ‘cross the hill.
That’s where I came from.
‘Cause if my baby don’t love me no more,
oh, I know her sister will!