Well she's walking
Through the clouds,
With a circus mind
That's running wild.
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And fairy tales,
That's all she ever thinks about.
Riding with the wind...
When I'm sad
She comes to me
With a thousand smiles
She gives to me free.
It's alright, she said, it's alright.
Take anything you want from me,
Fly on, little wing.
(Jimi Hendrix, album "Axis: Bold As Love", 1967)
Lirik lagu yang cantik sekali, dengan intro & solo gitar yang sangat orisinil. Salah satu lagu yang paling sering dibawakan ulang musisi terkenal, mulai dari Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sting (berlirik Portugis), Skid Row, Ottmar Liebert, Michael Lee Firkins sampai The Corrs, dan banyak lagi.
Song Fact: The song was inspired by the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, a concert held during 3 days of the "Summer of Love" (1967) featuring The Who, The Byrds, Janis Joplin, and many others. Attended by about 200,000 music fans, it happened 2 years before Woodstock. Jimi wrote about the atmosphere at the festival as if it was a girl. He described the feeling as "Everybody really flying and in a nice mood." He named it "Little Wing" because he thought it could just fly away.
Dulu aku ungkapin lirik lagu ini buat seseorang yang aku sayangi waktu kuliah...