|Song by The Jimi Hendrix Experience from the album Are You Experienced|
|Released||May 12, 1967 (UK)|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, blues rock|
|Label||Track Records (UK)|
|Are You Experienced track listing|
(UK) Side 1
(UK) Side 2
|Single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience|
|from the album Are You Experienced|
|B-side||"Hey Joe" (USA)|
|The Jimi Hendrix Experience singles chronology|
"Foxy Lady" (or alternatively "Foxey Lady") is a song by the Jimi Hendrix Experience from their 1967 album Are You Experienced. It can also be found on a number of Hendrix's greatest hits compilations, including Smash Hits (1968/1969) and Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix (1997). Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at #152 in their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.
The song is well known for its guitar riff, which alternates between the bass G♭ and its octave, which Hendrix played with his thumb on the second fret, and the ringing E–A dyad at the fifth fret. The bass line is based on the blues scale in G♭, a key more often associated with jazz than rock. The song is one of Hendrix's earliest uses of feedback in a studio recording. It is also known for its use of the so-called "Hendrix chord", the dominant 7#9.
The United States version of Are You Experienced (also released in Canada) listed the song with a spelling mistake as "Foxey Lady" and this is how it is still known among many North American fans and critics today.
Hendrix commented on his own lyrics by saying that he did not approach women in such a straightforward manner as the lyrics might suggest.
- 1967 • Black Merda
- 1968 • The Human Beinz • Nobody But Me
- 1968 • Booker T. and the M.G.'s • Soul Limbo
- 1979 • The Cure • Three Imaginary Boys
- 1984 • The Party Boys • No Song Too Sacred - with Shirley Strachan on vox
- 1989 • Roger Taylor's The Cross • Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
- 1991 • Blue Cheer • Dining With the Sharks
- 1999 • ESP • Lost and Spaced
- 2002 • Harry Manx • Wise and Otherwise 
- 2004 • Cee-Lo • Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
- 2007 • ZZ Top • Live From Texas DVD (bonus track)
- Live performances
- 1993 • Paul Rodgers • The Hendrix Set
- 1998 • Popa Chubby • The Jimi Hendrix Music Festival
- Red Hot Chili Peppers and ZZ Top  sometimes cover this song live.
- Lenny Kravitz covered the song at the Rainforest Benefit Concert on 19 May 2006.
- Paul McCartney occasionally plays this song after playing "Let Me Roll It"
- Guitarist Roy Buchanan occasionally played this song after playing "Hey Joe"
- Guitarist Buckethead is known to play the song live as well as the song "Purple Haze"
- The song was covered by Jeff Beck with Billy Gibbons live.
- The song was covered by Love Runs Blind aka LRB at Sultana Kamal Women's Sports Complex, Dhanmondi, Dhaka on July 2011.
- The song was covered as part of The Waybacks Album Hour at Merlefest 2012. They did the entire Are You Experienced album.
- Boudewijn de Groot used the same riff in 1968 in the song "Tegenland" from his third album "Picknick"
- Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page used to play Foxy Lady guitar riff performing "Dazed and Confused". It can be heard on band's live albums The Song Remains The Same and How The West Was Won.
- Is played frequently on G3 tours during the G3 jam. It appeared on the G3: Live in Tokyo DVD, where it was played as the first song in the jam by Joe Satriani (who also provided vocals), Steve Vai, and John Petrucci, with special guest Mike Portnoy on drums.
- Foxy Lady was sampled in "Freedom of Speech" by Ice-T.
- It can be heard underneath Ron Hitler Barassi's 3PBS Christmas Message, although sped up.
- "Other Albums in Jimi's Lifetime". The Jimi Hendrix Record Guide.
- Liner notes of Are You Experienced album, 1992 CD issue