All Along The Watchtower: Song Of The Day 6/11 Read Count : 33
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Today's song of the day is All Along The Watchtower. Written by Bob Dylan in 1967 and released in 1968 on his John Wesley Harding album, it is the most performed live song by Dylan. Also in 1968 Jimi Hendrix also recorded a version of this song on his Electric Ladyland album. Both versions are incredible but so different. I encourage you to listen to both versions. Let me know what you think.
All Along The WatchtowerThere must be some kind of way outta hereSaid the joker to the thiefThere's too much confusionI can't get no reliefBusiness men, they drink my winePlowman dig my earthNone were level on the mindNobody up at his wordHey, heyNo reason to get excitedThe thief he kindly spokeThere are many here among usWho feel that life is but a jokeBut, uh, but you and I, we've been through thatAnd this is not our fateSo let us stop talkin' falsely nowThe hour's getting late, heyAll along the watchtowerPrinces kept the viewWhile all the women came and wentBarefoot servants, tooOutside in the cold distanceA wildcat did growlTwo riders were approachingAnd the wind began to howl