All Along The Watchtower

All Along The Watchtower
2002 - Image Entertainment

Dave played 12 string acoustic guitar on Jimi Hendrix' 1969 version, which became a Top 20 single in 1968, and was ranked 48th in Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  

Lyrics by 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.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any 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 is getting late."

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.

Dave Mason: Live at Sunrise


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