All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
This version is not an exact version of the original. That version contains lots of guitars playing all sorts of wonderful things. This is just the way most people play it. The rhythm is really a mixture of all the parts you hear in the original.
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There are 4 beats to the bar in this piece.
This strum pattern is in quavers and starts on beat 4.
Stroke: ||: D U |D U D U D U :||
Count: ||: 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + :||
This strum pattern is in semiquavers and starts on beat 1.
Stroke: D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U
Count: 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
Verse 1 Cm 2 Bb 4 |Ab 2 3 Bb 4 There must be some kind of way out of here Said the joker to the thief There's too much con- fu- sion I can't get no relief
Cm 2 Bb 4 |Ab 2 3 Bb 4 Busi -nessman they drink my wine, Plow -man dig my earth None will level on the line,
no -body offered his word, hey" "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 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 cold distance A wildcat did growl Two riders were approaching And the wind began to howl