“My mother was bein’ carried away on this camel. And there was a big caravan, she’s sayin’, ‘Well, I’m gonna see you now,’ and she’s goin’ under these trees, you could see the shade, you know, the leaf patterns across her face when she was goin’ under … She’s sayin’, ‘Well, I won’t be seein’ you too much anymore, you know. I’ll see you.’ And then about two years after that she dies, you know. And I said, ‘Yeah, but where are you goin’?’ and all that, you know. I remember that. I will always remember that. I never did forget … there are some dreams you never forget.” ―Hendrix in a December 1967 interview conducted by Meatball Fulton
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 silhouette 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 me high over yonder, lord. 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."
*Originally recorded under the name ‘Little Wing’
- Jimi Henrix Wiki (JHW), Angel (accessed 25 August 2013).
- Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story – Episode 1: 1942-1961 [Documentary]. YouTube. Retrieved on 25 August 2013. (36:42: The song that he wrote, ‘Angel’, about the angel, well that was a song he wrote for his mother. And that’s what he felt; that’s what he meant.)
- Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar (1995), Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, New York City, New York: St. Martin’s Press.
- Wikipedia, Angel (Jimi Hendrix Song), (accessed 25 August 2013).