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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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

James Dean

Here are covers I think are better (in terms of how it compares to the original)

Elton John’s cover of The Who’s Pinball Wizard

Basically anything done by Elvis Presley (lol)

David Bowie’s cover of the Rolling Stone’s Let’s Spend the Night Together

George Harrison’s cover of Bob Dylan’s If Not For You

John Lennon’s cover of Stand By Me

The Beatles cover of Twist and Shout and Dizzy Miss Lizzy

The Rolling Stones cover of Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away

Nirvana’s cover of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold the World

Those are all my favorite covers off the top of my head



Alessandro Meligrana

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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Lily Whispers ASMR

One of my all-time favorite songs.

walisa bode

Me too so so deep..

Vlastimil Pohl

👍👍👍

Vlastimil Pohl

👍👍👍

Asher Paul

Same!

iker Martínez

Same

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pyry parviainen

Not many people know it, but Jimi Hendrix was perfectionist when it comes to this song. Studio people tried to rush him (because time and tape were both expensive) but story has it that he had over 50 takes on this song with just the guitar parts to make it absolutely perfect, the way he wanted it to be in his mind. Safe to say, you can hear it. Absolute perfection in every possible way.

Alan Sinclair

@rich polit It was 1967, once at Chislehurst Caves and once at the Ram Jam club in Brixton. He was completely smashed out of his head both times.

rich polit

@Alan Sinclair that’s straight up lie, he, at the time of his career, was the highest paid performer. no one’s paying your studio big bucks for someone that gets “booed”
off stages.

Blue Shinobi

@Cornelius Taylor he was probably zooted

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