The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower (Official Audio)

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Official Audio for "All Along The Watchtower" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience



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Lyrics:
[Verse 1]
"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 offered his word"
Hey!

[Verse 2]
"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!

[Guitar Solo]

Hey!

[Verse 3]
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!

[Outro]
All along the watchtower
All along the watchtower

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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.

Author — pyry parviainen

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Men and women of culture we gather here to honor the greatest guitarist of all time

Author — God

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Its crazy how many people come back to this everyday... this song is masterpiece!

Author — Fish Fart

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This is four minutes of pure unadulterated musical ecstacy.

Author — pennstatefan

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Unquestionably the greatest cover of all time. Just pure magic. Jimi was on another level and will never be surpassed

Author — Guy Jerry

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The pure skill this man demonstrated with a guitar is sometimes beyond belief

Author — Noah Blake

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Jim took it to higher level of uniqueness. For some, sky was the limit. For him, outer space was just the floor.

Author — Katarzyna Ciucios

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2:15 - 2:33 is some of the best guitar work you will ever hear in your life. It's magic.

Author — TheCharcoalchicken

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I am 72 years old and it’s great to hear this music again from my era, I was 20 when this was released, but it’s just as good to read the comments of appreciation from you youngsters.

Author — Bill Wilkins

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The best cover of all time. I was always a loyal original listener, but this song, Hendrix's version was just way too good.

Author — Jason Shih

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My All time favorite track of any else gets to me like this does.... thanks for turning a Dylan track into the best music I ever heard Jimi

Author — Eddy

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The DRUMMER MITCH MITCHELL is a huge contribution to the melody in this recording. His playing is just as spooky as Jimi's guitar playing! Has anybody noticed?

Author — Peter Catanzaro

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If you're ever feeling down remember we live in an age where this song is accessible in a second, for free, forever.

Author — Sam Cavanagh

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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

Author — Alessandro Meligrana

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This recording is so superb, that Jimi Hendrix could have had an entire music 'career' just by playing this one track!

Author — Phil Hatfield

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This guy's 4 years of career force-pushed and kicked modern music technology into existence.

Author — Pedone Rosso

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One of the greatest guitarists of all time his music will never die

Author — Tammy B

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

Author — balakay

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Always get visions of helicopters flying over forests to the sunset when this comes on. Lets you know how many movies have used this CLASSIC.

Author — Sphinx Productions

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As usual, Dylan summed it up brilliantly. Talking about Jimi, he said : " My songs were his ! ".

Author — Laurent Faugerolas