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Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood -''Voodoo Child'' - Live 2010




After a six-year break, Eric Clapton has announced that the Crossroads Guitar Festival is returning with a two-night event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on September 21st and 22nd. It’s the kind of guitar-master summit that only Clapton could put together featuring Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Derek Trucks, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt and many, many others. The proceeds will all go to to the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a drug and alcohol rehab facility founded by Clapton.


Here’s a look back at the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, where Clapton played an incredible set with special guests Jeff Beck and Steve Winwood. Clapton and Winwood had toured together just a couple of years earlier, and their rendition of the Jimi Hendrix classic “Voodoo Chile,” seen here, was one of the many highlights. (More than 40 years earlier, Winwood had played organ on the Electric Ladyland original.) They also played Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and Blind Faith’s “Had to Cry Today.” The night wrapped up with an all-star rendition of “Sweet Home Chicago.”



Lyrics



Oh, I'm a voodoo chile

Oh no, I'm a voodoo chile


On the night I was born

I swear the moon turned a fire red

On the night I was born

I swear the moon turned a fire red

My mother cried "lord, the gypsy was right!"

I seen her fell down right dead


Mountain lions found me there waitin'

And set me on a eagle's wing

Mountain lions found me waiting

And set me on a eagle's wing

He took me past to the outskirts of infinity

And when he came me back

It gave me a venus witch's ring

And I said "fly on, fly on"

'Cause I'm a voodoo chile, yeah


I made love to you in your sleep

Lord knows you'll feel no pain

Made love to you in your sleep

Lord knows you feel no pain

I'm a million miles away

But at the same time I'm right here in your picture frame

'Cause I'm a voodoo chil

Lord knows, 'cause I'm a voodoo chile


My arrows are made of desire

From far away as Jupiter's sulphur mines

My arrows are made of desire

From Jupiter's far away sulphur mines

Humming bird hums so loud

But you think you're losing your mind


Float in liquid gardens

And Arizona's new red sand

Float in liquid gardens

In Arizona's new red sand


Taste the honey from a flower named Blue

In California and then New York drowns as we hold hands


'Cause I'm a voodoo chile

Lord knows, 'cause I'm a voodoo chile

'Cause I'm a voodoo chile

Lord knows, oh, 'cause I'm a voodoo chile



Songwriters: Jimi Hendrix

Voodoo Chile lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group



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