All Along the Watchtower

About: All Along the Watchtower is a song originally written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Covered by numerous artists the song is strongly identified with the interpretation Jimi Hendrix recorded for Electric Ladyland with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.


There must be some kind of way out of here,
Said the joker to the thief,
There’s too much confusion.
I can’t get no relief.

Businessmen – they drink my wine,
Plowmen dig my earth.
None will level on the line,
Nobody of it is worth.

No reason to get excited,
The thief – he kindly spoke,
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke.

But you and I – we’ve been through that.
And this is not our fate.
So let us not talk falsely now.
The hour’s getting late.

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went.
Barefoot servants too.

Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl.
Two riders were approaching,
And the wind began to howl, hey.

All along the watchtower
All along the watchtower

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