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All Along the Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix Lyrics


There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief

Business men, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None will level on the line
Nobody offered his word
Hey, hey

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, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin' falsely now
The hour's getting late, hey

Hey

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too
Well, uh, 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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Written by: Bob Dylan

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Jon-79

@Otara @Otara Now introduce him to your' friends . Jimi was a drug user (like most of the world) and by using these drugs he was able to create sounds nobody could. He was mismanaged and conned by his management company. He signed a contract in America, then Chandler brought him to England and Jimi signed another contract. He had a hit, and his other manager in USA heard him on the radio. He then said, he's our artist. Throughout Jimi's career he was in court over the contracts he signed and he was kept completely in the dark about money and being Bona Fide. Jimi made pennies and the others made probably to date; billions or more. Jimi had these people around him called hanger on's. Usually women with no loyalty, to feel important, do drugs and take souvenirs. They're just a pain and kept people like Jimi on drugs and always having a fun time to preoccupy his mind from the thousands of pounds he was loosing. He had several girlfriends and his last girlfriend:

Jimi's grandparents were native Cherokee. If ever you do not understand his lyrics it's because the drugs he was on opens up the mind and we've become like spiritual, psychic people, we hear people and things different, or just think 'What a daft question.' and we can answer in a ways you cannot comprehend because you haven't seen the spiritual web that connects all things, the vibration that holds matter together.
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/user/Dac355
Then listen to his album version of this on the Hendrix Experience say and just listen to the difference in solo. Also watch his body and hands as he plays the guitar in this video. I can't describe it. As he plays you can see he's kinda leaving then he has to come back and pluck the strings.
Watch him at 1.18, he looks down to change the tune of the guitar by stamping on the octavia fuzz pedal, then the sound reacts with the energy in his whole body and he drops to the floor because he's actually seeing and smelling sound waves. He can smell colors, he's in a state of conscious that is beautiful, yet powerful....... He's a Cherokee too and therefore of the snake, watch his tongue. Then watch him stamp on the pedal again at 1.54, You can hear the crunch come back.

You simply cannot be advanced in a slowly developing world. This is not my opinion. Other guitarists were AFRAID of his genius.
I read a good book called: The Man the Magic The Truth.
God Bless



Phoenix Rising

There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Business men, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None will level on the line
Nobody offered his word
Hey, hey
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, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin' falsely now
The hour's getting late, hey
Hey
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too
Well, uh, 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



Atlas

There must be some quicker way out of here
I want chicken, I want beef
Too many patrons in Houston
I can't get no receipt
College kids they take their time
Young men dig bargirls
Some are holding up the line
Not knowing what to order
Hey, hey
Two men get into a big fight
While my beef barely cooked
There are customers among us
Who saw the brawl as their heads shook
But you and I we've waited too long
And this fight's causing delay
So let us stop watching aptly now
And sock them both in the face, hey
Hey
All along Hooters restaurant
Hostesses, kept the view
While all the women came and went
D cupped servants too
There inside the cooks' kitchen
A hot chicken did grill
Two waitresses were approaching
And my mouth began to thrill, hey

All along Hooters restaurant
All along Hooters restaurant



Pirvat

There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief

Business men, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None will level on the line
Nobody offered his word
Hey, hey

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, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin' falsely now
The hour's getting late, hey

Hey

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



Heric Ferreira

There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Business men, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None will level on the line
Nobody offered his word
Hey, hey
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, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin' falsely now
The hour's getting late, hey
Hey
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too
Well, uh, 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



Dr Amit Dahiya

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, 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, uh
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
Princess kept the view,
While all the women came and went,
Barefoot servants, too, but, uh
Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl.
All along the watchtower.
Gotta beware, gotta beware, I will.
All along the watchtower...



Dr. Martin Mabouse

There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Business men, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None will level on the line
Nobody offered his word
Hey, hey
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, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin' falsely now
The hour's getting late, hey
Hey
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too
Well, uh, 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



All comments from YouTube:

balakay

Hendrix never died. Earth was just part of his tour.

Paul Coady

Well said and his influence will be forever known

Holger Schmidt

With this music me too flew in all universes.. Didn't come back really

This world is f.. boring

DYNODRUM

Human evolution is severely off course.Yet they think GPS has got there balls in line F uff

Ian Quigley

Superb comment

FlowerKid

Felt that

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Hoovy Tube

Knowing the history of Jimi Hendrix, hearing his music shakes my soul. So much emotion in it. Not something that I listen to for easy pleasure.

Jon-79

I picture him in the recording studio using a beer bottle to get the slide effect on that solo.

Bob Christian Laryea

The words in this song, carries a lot of weight.. 🙏🏽

Noreen Faruga

no one could play a guitar so dirty as Jimi Hendrix, a tribute, Noreen Faruga UK

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