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All Along the Watchtower   Michael Hedges

 
 
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 All Along the Watchtower - written by Bob Dylan
 arrangement by Michael Hedges
 
 translation and tab by Steve Frost
 
 Tuning- DAEEAA
 
 This song is split into three main parts:
 1. Intro & verses
 2. "Vamp" or "Solo" sections
 3. Turnaround into last verses
 
 This is documented "double time" to show the accents. The strumming is
 simplified to show the essential rhythms, but once you find the groove
 it should fill itself in quite nicely. That which is labeled [Knock]
 is a percussive effect acheived by either tapping near the pickguard with
 a fingertip or by rapping with the knuckles on the back of the neck. Both
 are tricky in that the strings get strummed simultaneously.
 
 Also, notice that the alternating 7th and 12th fret harmonics ring through
 several counts after they have been played. It helps to think of the guitar
 split down the middle, (i.e strings 1-3 for harms. and 4-6 for rhythm) so 
 that id is easier to keep it seperate.
 
 Note that because the tuning has the 3rd and 4th strings tuned the same, that
 anytime I show a chord like this: (440400), it could be played like this:
 (444000). I prefer the first voicing on my guitar, so that is how it's
 transcribed here.
 
 Enjoy!
 
 Intro & Verses:
 
 Harm.
 |--------------|--------------|------7h-----|---------------|
 |--------------|--------------|------7h-----|---------------|
 |--4---4-4-----|---22---2---2-|-0--0-7h-----|-0H2--22P0-----|
 |--0---0-0-----|---00---0---0-|-0--0--------|-0----00-------|
 |--4---4-4-----|---22---2---2-|-0--0--------|-0H2--22-------|
 |--4---4-4-----|---22---2---2-|-0--0--------|-0H2--2--------|
 1.2 . 3 . 4 . 1. 2 .3. 4 . 1.2. 3 . 4 . 1 . 2. 3 . 4 .
 
 Harm.
 |--------------|-----------------|-------12h-----|---------------|
 |--------------|-----------------|-------12h-----|---------------|
 |--4---4-4-----|-0H2------2P0----|-0--0--12h-----|-0H2--22P0-----|
 |--0---0-0-----|-0------0-0------|-0--0----------|-0----00-------|
 |--4---4-4-----|-0H2-2--2--------|-0--0----------|-0H2--22-------|
 |--4---4-4-----|-0H2-2-----------|-0--0----------|-0H2--22-------|
 1.2 . 3 .4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1.2. 3 . 4 . 1 . 2.3 . 4 .
 
 
 Vamp/Solo: (two times)
 [Knock]
 |--9-9---9--9--9--9---|--7-7-7-7-7----|-5-5-5-5-5-5--0|---------------|
 |--9-11-11-11-11--9---|--7-9-9-9-7----|-5-5-5-5-5H7--0|---------------|
 |--9-9--9---9--9--9---|--7-7-7-7-7----|-5-5-5-5-5-5--0|---------------|
 |--9-9--9---9--9--9---|--7-7-7-7-7----|-5-5-5-5-5-5--0|---0-0-0-------|
 |--9------------------|--7------------|-5------------0|-0H2-2-2-------|
 |---------------------|---------------|--------------0|-0H2-2-2-------|
 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 .4. 1 . 2 . 3 .4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 
 Turnaround into last verses (two times)
 
 |-----------------|--------------|-----------------|---------------|
 |-0------0-0-0-0-0|--2-----2-----|-4-4----4-4-4-4-4|---2----2------|
 |-4--------4------|--------0-----|-0--------0------|--------0------|
 |-0-0------0------|-----0--0-----|-0---0----0------|-----0--0------|
 |-4-4------4------|-----2--2-----|-0---0----0------|-----2--2------|
 |-4--------4------|-----2--2-----|-0--------0------|-----2--2------|
 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3.4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2. 3 . 4 .
 
 There's got to be some kind of way out of here
 Said the Joker to the Thief
 Too much confusion
 I can't get no relief
 
 Business men they drink my wine
 Plow men dig my earth
 None of them along the line
 Know what any of it's 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 all that
 And this is not our fate
 So let us not talk falsely, now
 The hour is getting late
 All along the watchtower
 Princes kept the view
 While all the women came and went
 Barefoot servants, too
 
 Outside in the distance
 A wild cat did growl
 Two riders were approaching
 And the wind began to howl
 


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