Song facts: Dylan has said that whenever he sings “All Along the Watchtower” he feels as though it’s a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, even though it was Dylan who wrote and first recorded the song.

Harmonica type: diatonic

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"There must be some way out of here"   
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said the joker to the thief
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"There's too much confusion",
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I can't get no relief
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Business men, they drink my wine,   
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plowmen dig my earth
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None of them along the line   
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know what any of it is worth.

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"No reason to get excited",   
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the thief he kindly spoke
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"There are many here among us   
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who feel that life is but a joke
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But you and I, we've been through that,   
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and this is not our fate
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So let us not talk falsely now,   
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the hour is getting late".

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All along the watchtower,   
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princes kept the view
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While all the women came and went,   
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barefoot servants, too.

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Outside in the distance    
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a wildcat did growl
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Two riders were approaching,   
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the wind began to howl.

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