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All Along The Watchtower


    This is the song made famous by Jimi Hendrix. It’s a little tricky to play and sing, but nothing a little practice won’t fix.

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    capo 4th fret.
    [Intro] - Am G F G 
                     (quick transtion through G to Am)
    [Verse 1]
    Am             G        F           G
     There must be some way out of here
    Am        G            F         G
     Said the joker to the thief
    Am           G       F      G
     There's too much confusion
    Am       G        F     G
     I can't get no relief
    Am        G        F            G
     Business men they drink my wine
    Am      G       F      G
     Plowmen dig my earth
    Am           G     F             G
     But none of them along the line
    Am         G            F     G
     Know what any of it is worth
    Am G F G x 2
    [Verse 2]
    Am         G        F    G
     No reason to get excited
    Am           G       F      G
     The thief he kindly spoke
    Am         G          F        G
     There are many here among us
    Am             G             F      G
     Who feel that life is but a joke
    Am           G       F                 G
     But you and I we've been through that
    Am          G        F       G
     And this is not our fate
    Am         G        F           G
     So let us not talk falsely now
    Am          G        F       G
     The hour is getting late
    Am G F G x2
    [Verse 3]
    Am    G        F       G
     All along the watchtower
    Am          G         F       G
     The princes kept the view
    Am             G     F            G
     While all the women came and went, 
    Am        G         F       G
     Barefoot servants, too.
    Am       G      F      G
     Outside in the distance
    Am      G       F    G
     A wild cat did growl
    Am          G     F          G
     Two riders were approaching
    Am         G       F    G
     The wind began to howl
    [Outro] - Am G F G
               (Quick transition through G to Am) 3x and end on Am