"All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover)" as written by and Bob Dylan....
There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief

Business men they
Drink my wine
There plowmen 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 among us
Who feel that life is but a joke

But you and I we've been through all that, yes we have
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now
The hour is getting late

And all along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women all the women all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too
Outside in the cold distance
A wild cat did growl, la la la
Two riders, two riders approaching
The wind began to howl

The thief he take
My money take
The thief he take
My money take

Am I insane
Auf wiedersehen
Am I insane
The thief is safe

No reason to get excited


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"All Along the Watchtower" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentGreat song dave redid version from B. Dylan its unreal in concert
    DaveGod2288on April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the awesomest songs ever done. It is probably one of the greatest songs ever. I could hear it over and over again.
    Dublejon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDave's version is the best!! Especially the beginning! With the bass in it. I could listen to that forever!
    millencolinDMBon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdude this is the best cover ever done, i love how they improv in concerts to make it sound different everytime
    sean7711on June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnerdythewall- quit looking up songs by bands you don't like, it only shows how lame you are. Leave us dave fans alone.
    magpie0707on July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJeez. Who wrote the last stanza of the song?? Auf Wiedersehen??? I don't think so. The last stanza is:

    The man inside,
    Deep inside...

    And I do love Dave but the Hendrix version is still better. Probably the greatest single rock song in history, but that's a debate for another room.
    diggit18on July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti'm a dave fan but i'm also a hendrix fan.. i don't know that i could agree with the hendrix version being better.. hendrix couldn't sing like dave can.. dave's singin is what makes his version truly great... that's the way i feel about it anyway
    utsoccer22on July 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOh man. I always thought this song was cool, but never did I realize how awesome it was until I heard it in concert the other night. The sheer emotion Dave and the band puts into this song is amazing. This one of my fav. DMB songs. By the way, Nerdythewall, lay off the Dave fans were not hurtin anyone.
    DMB84on July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely the best cover ever done, I had the privilege of hearing them play this in concert over 12 times.
    Lucky1869_420on July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey havent played it at all really in the spring and summer - which sucks cuz i caught em twice over that time
    sean7711on July 23, 2002   Link

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