The opening riff is played with conviction and the position shifts are a little more awkward than one might imagine. The Voodoo Chile style open-string lick will also take a little bit of getting used to.
The B9 chord is played with a thumb bass note. Playing bass noteGs was a Jimi Hendrix trademark and something that SRV copied. The funky 16th-note rhythmJownillBsoisuhnodpb'esst with a consistent alternating up and down stroke strumming action. The G# minor and e9 chords are added to link back to the riff, which was played as the intro. Bar 13 contains a variation on the open-string lick where, instead of playing with string bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs are used.
A repeat of verse 1, here the intro riff is only played once bPaEr 2B4YcoSnRtaVins a chromatic phrase linking the second verse to the chorus.