All Along the Watchtower Lyrics

Bob Dylan

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publisher: ©BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
writers: Bob Dylan
album: Track 4 in album John Wesley Harding
release date: 1967-12-27
popularity : 90 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Folk
length: 2:32
composer: Bob Dylan
lyricist: Bob Dylan

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding cover art

Lyrics

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There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion here
I can't get no relief
Businessmen they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them know along the line
What any of this is worth

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

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While horsemen came and went
Barefoot servants too

All I got is a red guitar
Three chords
And the truth

All I got is a red guitar
The rest is up to you

There's no reason to get excited
The thief, he kindly spoke
There are some among us here
Say that life is just a joke
You and I, we've been through that
And that is not our fate (at least today)
So let us not talk falsely now
Because the hour is getting late
Late...

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 John Wesley Harding
  • 2 As I Went Out One Morning
  • 3 I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  • 4 All Along the Watchtower
  • 5 The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
  • 6 Drifter's Escape
  • 7 Dear Landlord
  • 8 I Am a Lonesome Hobo
  • 9 I Pity the Poor Immigrant
  • 10 The Wicked Messenger
  • 11 Down Along the Cove
  • 12 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight