"Hear My Train A Comin'" (alternatively titled "Get My Heart Back Together") is a blues-based song written by Jimi Hendrix. Lyrically, it was inspired by earlier American spirituals and blues songs which use a train metaphor to represent salvation. Hendrix recorded the song in live, studio, and impromptu settings several times between 1967 and 1970, but never completed it to his satisfaction.


The documentary film Experience (1968) features the only version released during Hendrix's lifetime. Hendrix played the song solo as an acoustic guitar country-style blues and it is considered one of his most memorable performances. In 1973, it was included in the film Jimi Hendrix and the accompanying soundtrack album. The song was also released as a single in the UK.


Hendrix often played "Hear My Train A Comin'" in concert using a blues rock arrangement with accompaniment. He developed it into an extended improvisational guitar piece comparable to "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". There are several live performances in release; according to music critics, the 1970 recording from the Berkeley Community Theatre is considered the definitive version. Recent Hendrix compilation albums, such as People, Hell and Angels and the Miami Pop Festival, include additional studio demo versions along with other live recordings.





Lyrics


Well I

Hear my train a comin'

Hear my, hear my train a comin'

Ay yeah

Well I wait around the train station, waitin' for that train

Take me, take me, take me away

From this lonesome town

Lonesome town

Too bad you don't love me no more girl

Too bad your people put me down

Yeah

Tears burnin' me

Tears burnin' me in my eye…

Way down, way down in my soul

Tears burnin’ me way down in my heart, yeah

Too bad you don't love me no more girl

Too bad you and me had to part, had to part

Hear my train a comin'

Hear my train a comin'

Hear my train a comin'

Hear my train a comin'

Well I hear my train a comin'

Hear my train a comin!