#PLEASE NOTE: This file represents my impression of how Michael Hedges
plays this song from listening to the track on Michael Hedges' Live On The Double Planet CD.  You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.   Please email me <marian@jmdl.com> if you have a different impression of how it should be played. #
All Along The Watchtower
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Arrangement by Michael Hedges

Transcribed by: Marian <marian@jmdl.com>

Tuning:  Eb Bb Eb F Bb Bb 
         Eb75250

Notes:  The B-flats on the 1st and 2nd strings are in unison.  * = harmonics.
        ^ = strum from low to high.  v = strum from high to low.

Intro:

Bb--------0------------------------*7------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*7------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*7----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*7----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^    ^ v ^ v ^


Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^     ^ v ^ v ^


Bb--------0------------------------*7------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*7------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*7----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*7----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^    ^ v ^ v ^


Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^     ^ v ^ v ^

Bb--------0----------------------------*7------------------------
Bb--------0----------------------------*7------------------------
 F---4-4--4--------2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*7-------2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4--------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*7-------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-----------2-2-2-2-2------0-0-----------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-----------2-2-2-2-2------0-0-----------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^        ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^       ^ v ^ v ^

    There must be  some kinda way out of here

Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2p0----0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^     ^ v ^ v ^

     Said the  joker to the   thief


Bb--------0----------------------------*7------------------------
Bb--------0----------------------------*7------------------------
 F---4-4--4--------2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*7-------2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4--------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*7-------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-----------2-2-2-2-2------0-0-----------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-----------2-2-2-2-2------0-0-----------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^        ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^       ^ v ^ v ^

    There's         too much con- fusion    

Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2p0----0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2--------0-0---------2-2-2-2-------------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^     ^ v ^ v ^

     I can't   get no re-     lief


Bb--------0----------------------------*7------------------------
Bb--------0----------------------------*7------------------------
 F---4-4--4--------2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*7-------2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4--------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*7-------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-----------2-2-2-2-2------0-0-----------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-----------2-2-2-2-2------0-0-----------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^        ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^       ^ v ^ v ^

    Business       men      they  drink my wine


Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2p0----0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^     ^ v ^ v ^

     Ploughmen dig my         earth


Bb--------0----------------------------*7------------------------
Bb--------0----------------------------*7------------------------
 F---4-4--4--------2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*7-------2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4--------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*7-------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-----------2-2-2-2-2------0-0-----------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-----------2-2-2-2-2------0-0-----------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^        ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^       ^ v ^ v ^

     No one of     them     along the line

Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2p0----0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2--------0-0---------2-2-2-2-------------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^     ^ v ^ v ^

     know what any of it is   worth


Bb--------0------------------------*7------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*7------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*7----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*7----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^    ^ v ^ v ^


Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^     ^ v ^ v ^


Bb--------0------------------------*7------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*7------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*7----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*7----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0--------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^    ^ v ^ v ^


Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
Bb--------0------------------------*12-------------------------
 F---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2h0----0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2h0---------
Eb---4-4--4----2-2-2-2-2------0-0--*12----2-2-2-2-2-----------
Bb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
Eb---4-4-------2-2-2-2-2------0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-----------
     ^ ^  ^    ^ v ^ v ^      ^ ^   ^     ^ v ^ v ^


2nd verse:

No reason to get excited,
the thief he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
who think 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


Bb-------------------------------
Bb-------------------------------
 F-------16--16--16--16----------
Eb---16--16--16--16--16--16------
Bb---16--16--16--16--16--16------
Eb---16------------------16------


Bb-------------------------------
Bb-------------------------------
 F-------14--14--14--14----------
Eb---14--14--14--14--14--14------
Bb---14--14--14--14--14--14------
Eb---14------------------14------


Bb--------0---0---0---0---0---0--
Bb--------0---0---0---0---0---0--
 F-------12--12--12--12--12--12--
Eb---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--
Bb---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--
Eb---12--------------------------


Bb----0-----0--0--0---------------
Bb----0-----0--0--0---------------
 F----0-----2--2--2---------------
Eb----0-----2--2--2---------------
Bb----0-----2--2--2---------------
Eb----0-----2--2--2---------------


Bb-------------------------------
Bb-------------------------------
 F-------16--16--16--16----------
Eb---16--16--16--16--16--16------
Bb---16--16--16--16--16--16------
Eb---16------------------16------


Bb-------------------------------
Bb-------------------------------
 F-------14--14--14--14----------
Eb---14--14--14--14--14--14------
Bb---14--14--14--14--14--14------
Eb---14------------------14------


Bb--------0---0---0---0---0---0--
Bb--------0---0---0---0---0---0--
 F-------12--12--12--12--12--12--
Eb---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--
Bb---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--
Eb---12--------------------------


Bb----0-----0--0--0---------------
Bb----0-----0--0--0---------------
 F----0-----2--2--2---------------
Eb----0-----2--2--2---------------
Bb----0-----2--2--2---------------
Eb----0-----2--2--2---------------


Bb------0---0---0---0---0---0---2--------------
Bb------0---0---0---0---0---0---2--------------
 F-----(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)--2--2-2-2-2-----
Eb---4-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)--2--2-2-2-2-----
Bb---4--------------------------2--2-2-2-2-----
Eb---4--------------------------2--2-2-2-2-----
     ^  ^   v   ^   v   ^   v   ^  v ^ v ^


Bb------4---4---4---4---4---4---2--2-2-2-2-0-----
Bb------4---4---4---4---4---4---2--2-2-2-2-0-----
 F-----(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)--2--2-2-2-2-0-----
Eb---0-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)--2--2-2-2-2-------
Bb---0--------------------------2--2-2-2-2-------
Eb---0--------------------------2--2-2-2-2-------
     ^  ^   v   ^   v   ^   v   ^  v ^ v ^


Bb------0---0---0---0---0---0---2---------------
Bb------0---0---0---0---0---0---2---------------
 F-----(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)--2--2-2-2-2-2----
Eb---4-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)-(4)--2--2-2-2-2-2----
Bb---4-----------------------------2-2-2-2-2----
Eb---4-----------------------------2-2-2-2-2----
     ^  ^   v   ^   v   ^   v   ^  v ^ v ^ v


Bb------4---4---4---4-------4---4------4---4------------
Bb------4---4---4---4-------4---4------4---4------------
 F-----(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)-----(0)-(0)----(0)-(0)-----------
Eb---0-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)--0--(0)-(0)-0--(0)-(0)--0--------
Bb---0------------------0----------0-----------0--------
Eb---0------------------0----------0-----------0--------
     ^  ^   v   ^   v   ^   v   v  ^   v   v   ^


3rd verse:

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


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