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


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

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bob Dylan

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My favorite guitarist of all time.

Daniel Irimescu

Afroamericans are not very fond of him and i do not understand why ?

manos michas

what about manolis chiotis?

Andrew Bates

He's not bad for a leftie ;)

Caleb Davis

Hell yeah, I got a hat to show it to lmao

Broken Skateboards

@VeryStableGenius ah yes, definitely!

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Dwight Emerson

This is probably the greatest cover of all time. Most think it's Hendrix's song but it was actually written and first sung by Dylan. Thanks to both.

Jerry Whalen

Don't forget "1983 A Merman I should Turn To Be." That tune from the Electric Ladyland album is a true work of art. Listen to every sound completely and repeat as needed.


Watt ?

R. K.

Yes, but most people don't realize that Jimi only sang on this song, he didn't play the guitar parts. The guitar was played by a session musician named John Farley who died of a drug overdose shortly after recording this. The record company had the unfinished tracks on tape and approached Hendrix and band about replacing the original drums and bass, and adding Hendrix's vocals. Jimi flipped when he heard the version and added his vocals, but only on condition that he could release it one of his albums without mention of John Farley playing the guitar parts.

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