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All Along The Watchtower Lyrics

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

Electric Ladyland

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresPsychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Acid Rock
LabelsTrack Records
Album rating :  94.6 / 100
Votes :  30
15. All Along The Watchtower (4:01)
Track rating :  95.6 / 100       Votes :  8       [ ]
"There must be some kind of way out of here,"
Said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen - they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None will level on the line
Nobody of it is worth."

"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's 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, hey.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Electric Ladyland - Album Credits
  • Jimi Hendrix : Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Comb and Tissue Paper Kazoo, Electric Harpsichord, Bass
  • Noel Redding : Backing Vocals, Bass
  • Mitch Mitchell : Backing Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Lead Vocals on "Little Miss Strange"
Additional musicians
  • Jack Casady : Bass on "Voodoo Chile"
  • Larry Faucette : Congas on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming"
  • Mike Finnigan : Organ on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming"
  • Brian Jones : Percussion on "All Along the Watchtower"
  • Al Kooper : Piano on "Long Hot Summer Night"
  • Dave Mason : Twelve String Guitar on "All Along the Watchtower", Backing Vocals on "Crosstown Traffic"
  • Buddy Miles : Drums on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming"
  • Freddie Smith : Tenor Saxophone on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming"
  • The Sweet Inspirations : Backing Vocals on "Burning of the Midnight Lamp"
  • Steve Winwood : Organ on "Voodoo Chile"
  • Chris Wood : Flute on "1983... (a merman i should turn to be)"
Other staff
  • Jimi Hendrix : Producer, Mixing, Liner Note
  • Eddie Kramer : Engineer, Mixing
  • Gary Kellgren : Engineer, Mixing
  • David King : Cover Art
  • Donald Silverstein : Photography
  • David Montgomery : Photography
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