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All Along The Watchtower   Jimi Hendrix



All Along The Watch Tower (a la Hendrix)
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Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Transcribed to tab by 
Dave Crowson, London, UK. September 1994 
(weirdguy@cix.compulink.co.uk)

(4/4 time, moderate rock, tune down 1/2 step)

The timings you'll have to get from the song as this tab 
isn't written with the correct bar spacing in mind, nor does it
specify the timeperiod of the note..you'll just have to work that
out for yourself.

It's jus' a rough guide really ;-)

(Please note this was compiled as straight ASCII, so using proportional
fonts to view it won't make it look very nice)

Intro:

      
                                                ~~~~~~
|----------|------------12------|----*--*--*--*--------*-----------------|
|----------|----(4)---13--------|---14-14-14-14-------14-(14)-12---------|
|---REST---|---------/----------|-------------------------------11-/-13--|
|--x4 bars-|--------------------|----------------------------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------------------------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------------------------------------|
                                                ~~~~~~~~
---------------------------------|---*---------*-----------------------|
---------------------------------|--11---11---11--------11-(11)--9-----|
-11---11---11---11-\------9--11--|---------------------------------11--|
---------------------/11---------|-------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
                                   There   must be  some kind  a way 
----____-----*------------*------|------------------------------------|-
----11/9----12------------12\----|--------------____------------------|-
---------9-------------------\---|--------------11/9------------------|-
------------------------------\--|-------------------9----------------|-
---------------------------------|----11-----------------9--9---7--7--|-
---------------------------------|--9---------------------------------|-
out-ta here____                       said the jo-ker to the thief______
----------------------------------|--------___------------------------|-
---------------------_____--------|--------7-5------------------------|-
---------------___---4-6-4--------|------------4-------------2--------|-
----------___--4/6--------4---6---|--------------------------2--------|-
----------2-4---------------------|--4--------------------------------|-
----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-

                                     There's too much con - fu- sion__ 
----------_____------_____-------|-----------_____--------------------|-
----------2-4-2------4-6-4-------|-----------5-7-5--------------------|-
--2-------------4/6--------6-----|-------6----------------------------|-
---------------------------------|--4---------------------------------|-
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                                        I can't    get no re - lief__                                     
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---------------------------------|-------------5----------------------|-
------_____-2--------------------|------------------------4-----------|-
------2-4-2-2----___-------------|--------------------4---------------|-
--2--------------4-2-------------|--4--------------2------------0-----|-
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                                      Busi-ness men they ah_______
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
------------------5/7\5----------|----------4-------------------------|-
-2---------------(4)-------------|----------5-------------4---2-------|-
-2---------4/6-------------------|-------6-------------4------2-------|-
---------------------------------|---4--------------2---------0-------|-
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  ah drink my wine_____________         plow men       dig my earth____
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
----------------------5--5/7\5---|---------5-___----------------------|-
--2------------------(4)-4/6\4---|---___---4-6-4----------------------|-
--2---------------4/6------------|---4-6-------------6----------------|-
--0------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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________ Uh             ~~~~~~~~~~  None__ will Lev - el         on____
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-------------------4/6--4--------|------------------------------------|-
------------___--4---------------|------------------------------------|-
------------4-6------------------|------------------------------------|-
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_____the vine___________ Uh            no-bod-y of it is worth
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--------------_____--------------|--------5---------------------------|-
--------------4-6-4-------4/6\4--|--------6---------4----2------------|-
--------------------7-4/6--------|-----6------6-----4-4--2------------|-
---------------------------------|--4------------2-------0------------|-
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        Hey_______________Hey!_____(Guitar solo)_
----------------------9----------|---*--9----------*------------------|-
--------------------------12-----|--12------------12--12-9------9-----|-
---------------------------------|----------------12--12--------11----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                  ~~~~~
---*-----------------------------|--------------------*------*--------|-
---------------------------------|---------------12--14-----14-(14)-12|-
--11-----------------11/9--------|----9--11/13--------------14-(14)---|-
--------------------------11-----|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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    ~~~~~~~~     1.5                 1.5            1.5
--*--------------*-------*-------|----*-------------*-----------------|-
-14-------------14-----(14)------|---14------------14--14----12--14---|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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                                      0.5
--*--------------------*---------|-9---*--9-----------9---------------|-
-12---12-\-------------------9---|----12----12-9----9---12--9---------|-
-------------------9--11---------|---------------12----------12-11-9--|-
------------/11------------------|----------------------------------11|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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          ~~~~~~~                  No rea  -  son to get ex  - cit -
---*-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--11-----9--------/18\-----------|------------------------------------|-
----------------legato slide-----|------------------------------------|-
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 - ed (uh)           (heh)            the  thief he kind-ly spoke
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|--------(5-7-5)---------------------|-
-------------4-/--6--\--4--------|---------4------4-------------------|-
--------4/6----------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|---7--------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                   There  are  many here a-mong
---------------------------------|-------_____------------------------|-
---------------------______------|-------5-7-5------------------------|-
----------------4/6--4--(0)------|-------------4---------4------------|-
------____---2-------------------|-------------------------4----------|-
------2--4-----------------------|--6---------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

 us                                 who feel that life__ is but a joke.
----0----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-------2------_____--------------|------------------------------------|-
--------------4-6-4-___--4-------|------------------------------------|-
---------4/6--------4-6----------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|---------------------------------(9)|-

                       But uh      But you and I we've been___________
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-___-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-7-9-------------------7---------|------------------------------------|-
--------------------------7------|------------------------------------|-

 through that (but ah)             and this is  not our          fate.
---------___---------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------7-5----___---5----------|-----5------------------------------|-
-------------6--4-6---4----------|-------------------4----------------|-
-------------------------6\------|-----6-------------4----------------|-
---------------------------------|-4-------------2---------------0----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
                                     So let us not talk      false - 
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--------------------5/7\5--------|-------5-----4----------------------|-
--2--------------4--4/6\4--------|---------------------4--------------|-
--2--___--2--4/6-----------------|----6-------------------2-----------|-
-----4-6-------------------------|--4---------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
- ly     now                          the ho - urs get-tin' late.___
-5-------------------------------|---------_____----------------------|-
-5-7-5---___------------_____----|---------5-7-5----------------------|-
-_____---4-6------2-----4-6-4----|---------------4--------------------|-
--------------------4/6--------6-|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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 Ah    hey                           
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-------4--6-----4---4------------|-6/9-9-9--9--9/11--11--11/13--------|-
---4/6---------------------------|------------------------------11----|-
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--------*---9-9-9-9----9-9-9-----|---*--9------------------*----*-----|-
-------12------------------------|--12----(12)9-------9---------------|-
---------------------------------|---------------11-------11---11-----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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                                                            * ~~~~~~~~~
---*--------------*--------------|--9--------12------14----14---------|-
--------------------------9------|-----/14----------------------------|-
--11----(11)9----11--------------|------------------------------------|-
--------------11-----------------|------------------------------------|-
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  *              *
-14-(14)-12--14-14---14--12---12-|--*-----*------*---------------------|-
---------------------------14----|-14----(14)---14---------------14----|-
---------------------------------|--------------------------(13)-------|-
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                                  (Slide guitar starts here
                                   12-string norm. tuning w. echo plex)
--*----------*-------------------|------------------------------------|-
--14----14--14-----14-___--------|---15-(slide down to next bar)------|-
---------------------12-13\1-----|---15-(slide down to next bar)------|-
---------------------------------|---15-(slide down to next bar)------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--(from last bar) /2-------------|------------------------------------|-
------------------/2-------------|------------------------------------|-
------------------/2-------4-/---|-11-----------------------------11/-|-
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---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|--14---------------------------11--/|-
---------------------9/11--9-----|------------------------------------|-
-14------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|--14---------------------------11--/|-
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--14-------------------___-------|------------------------------------|-
----------------------9/11-------|--11/13---------11------------9-----|-
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--14-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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 (end of slide guitar)
---------------------------------|--12---12/14----14/16----16/19------|-
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-11\-----------------------------|---9----9/11----11/13----13/16------|-
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                                             .25
--19\---------------------*------|-9---9------*----9----*-------------|-
------------------------------9--|--12--12--9----9--12-9--------------|-
--16\--------------------11------|------------11--------11-11-9--9-11-|-
---------------------------------|-----------------------------11-----|-
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                      (slowly)      0.25
---*--------------------*--------|-9-*-9-11-9----9-11-9----9-11-9-----|-
-----------------------12--------|--12-------9-12------9-12------9----|-
--11-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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      0.25 0.25
--*-9--*--9-*-9------------------|--*-------9---*---9-----------------|-
-12---12-----9--12-9-------------|--12---------12---------------------|-
-----------11-------11--11-9-11--|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---*---11-----11---11------------|--11--9--9--9--9--9-----7--9--7--7--|-
--14-----------------------------|---9--9--9--9--9--9-----7--7--7--7--|-
---------------------------------|--------------------4/8-------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
----5-----------------------------|---------11-9-9\--------9--7--7--7--|-
----5-/8-8-8-8-/10-10-10-10-13\--0|-------9-------------7--7--7--7--7--|-
-/6---/9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11-14\---|-----------------/8--8--8--8--8--8--|-
----------------------------------|--6/11------------------------------|-
----------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
----5--5-------------------------|-----9---11-9--9--9----7--9-7--7----|-
----5--5--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x----|-----9----9-9--9--9----7--7-7--7----|-
-/6------------------------------|--------------------/8--------------|-
---------------------------------|-/11--------------------------------|-
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----5------------------------0---|--*-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-*-11-11-11-11-*-12-12-12-12-12|-
----5--8-8-8-8/10-10/13\-x-x-0---|-12--------------14------------15---------------|-
-/6----9-9-9-9/11-11/14\---------|------------------------------------------------|-
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                                   All      a long______ the     watch
--*-14-14-14--*-16-16-16-16-*-16-|------------------------------------|-
-17----------19------------19----|------------------------------------|-
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tow  -  er                         prin-ces   kept the   view
---------------------------------|------___---------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------7-5----------4----------------|-
---------------------------------|----------4-----4------4------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------4----------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                   While all the women came
---_______------_____------------|------------------------------------|-
---5-7---5------5/7\5------------|------------------------------------|-
---6-------___--4/6\4------------|-----9--9--x------------------------|-
-----------4/6-------------------|-----9--9--x-----9---9--------------|-
---------------------------------|--------------9---------9-----------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

 and        went        (ta)         bare feet      ser-vants too
--5__----------------------------|--------___-------------------------|-
--5-7-7--7--------5/7\5----------|--------7-5-------------------------|-
------6--6--------4/6\4----------|-------------6--6-------4---4-------|-
------------4/6------------------|----------------------------4-------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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 (ah)                 Well ah      out -  side     in the cold
---------------------------------|---------__9------------------------|-
---------------------------------|---------7-7------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-4--4--4--4---4------------------|------------------------------------|-
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dis  -  tance__ uh                 a wild  cat    did      growl___
---------------------------------|---___------------------------------|-
--------------0-------5/7\5------|---7-5------------------------------|-
--------------6-------4/6\4------|--------------4------4--------------|-
--------------7------------------|---------4/6-------------4----------|-
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                                   Two rid - ers were ap-proach-in'
---5__---------------------------|-----___----------------------------|-
---5-7--___-----5/7\5------------|-----7-5---___----------------------|-
--------4-6-----4/6\4------0-----|-----6-----4-6--4---------4---------|-
-------------6----------6--------|--------------------4--------4--4---|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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                        and the    wind      be-gan to howl
-----------------------------x---|------___---------------------------|-
-------------------5/7\5-----x---|------7-5---------------------------|-
--___-------___-4--4/6\4---------|------6----4---------4--------------|-
--4-2-___-2-4/6------------------|------------------4-----------------|-
------2-4------------------------|--------------2---------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

               Hey !                                        Ah
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--|--*--9-----9--9---9----9--------9-9-|-
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--|-12---------------------------------|-
-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------|------------------------------------|-
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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                      ~~~~~~~~~~~
--*--9--9--9----9----9-----------|----*---11---11---11---11-----------|-
-12------------------------------|---14-------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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                All a-long   the watchtow-er
--*--11--12---11-------*---11----|----------*--9-9--9-----9----9------|-
-14---------------14--14---------|---------12-------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
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                                                               Have you
--9--9-9---9---9---9-------------|--*-11-11-11-11-11-11-*12-12-12-12-12-12-12|-
---------------------------------|-14------------------15--------------------|-
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    ev   -  er    ?????       way out
--*-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16|-
-16---------------------19------------------------|-
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  * hold bend____________________________________
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19-19-19-19--19-19--|-
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                   Yeah                    yeah
 0.5
  *  *  hold bend_________________________________
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19-19-19-19--19-19--|-
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  * hold bend__________________________  *
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19---19-19--|-
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  * hold bend____________________________________
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19-19-19-19--19-19--|-
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  * hold bend_________________________  *
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19--19-19--|-
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  * hold bend__________________________________  *
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19-19-19-19--19-19--|-
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                                               W -
               *hold bend__*___________*_________
-21-21-21-21--19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--|-
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-all           a           long the watch   tow
               *hold bend 
-21-21-21-21--19-19-19-19--21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-|
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   -  er.
                                                       *     *
-21-21-21-21--21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21--------|--19----19--|
---------------------------------------------------|--19--------|
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Key :

*   = Full Bend note (number above the * is amount of bend i.e 1 or 1.5 or.5)
Note: if a note appears in brackets after a bend then that signifies a 
release of that note.

~~~ = Vibrato
/   = Slide up to note
\   = slide down to note
( ) = release note
____= pull off/hammer on 
x = muffled percussive tone

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David Crowson   =%^)   |"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
Oracle Consultant      | I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to
(since 1983)           | move, to get down off this featherbed of civilisation
Amoco Exploration UK.  | and to find the globe granite underneath and strewn
"My views not Amoex's" | with cutting flints" : Robert Louis Stevenson
Replies : igotan@ombomb.demon.co.uk or weirdguy@cix.compulink.co.uk




Title:			ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER		(Bob Dylan)

	    Am                G                F           G   Am  (play it forever)
		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

		Buisness men they drink my wine

		Plowmen dig my earth

		None would ever compromise

		Nobody of this world
		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 you and I we've been through that

		And this is not our place

		So let us stop talking falsely now

		The hour's getting late
		All along the watchtower

		Princess kept the view

		While all the women came and went

		Barefoot servants too

		Outside in the cold distance

		A wildcat did growl

		Two riders were approaching

		And the wind began to howl
		All along the watchtower

		All along the watchtower

		All along the watchtower



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