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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: dcrowson@amoco.com (Dave Crowson)

All Along The Watch Tower (a la Hendrix)
========================================
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Transcribed to tab by 
Dave Crowson, London, UK. September 1994 
(weirdguy@cix.compulink.co.uk)

(4/4 time, moderate rock, tune down 1/2 step)

The timings you'll have to get from the song as this tab 
isn't written with the correct bar spacing in mind, nor does it
specify the timeperiod of the note..you'll just have to work that
out for yourself.

It's jus' a rough guide really ;-)

(Please note this was compiled as straight ASCII, so using proportional
fonts to view it won't make it look very nice)

Intro:

      
                                                ~~~~~~
|----------|------------12------|----*--*--*--*--------*-----------------|
|----------|----(4)---13--------|---14-14-14-14-------14-(14)-12---------|
|---REST---|---------/----------|-------------------------------11-/-13--|
|--x4 bars-|--------------------|----------------------------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------------------------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------------------------------------|


                                                ~~~~~~~~
---------------------------------|---*---------*-----------------------|
---------------------------------|--11---11---11--------11-(11)--9-----|
-11---11---11---11-\------9--11--|---------------------------------11--|
---------------------/11---------|-------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


                                   There   must be  some kind  a way 
----____-----*------------*------|------------------------------------|-
----11/9----12------------12\----|--------------____------------------|-
---------9-------------------\---|--------------11/9------------------|-
------------------------------\--|-------------------9----------------|-
---------------------------------|----11-----------------9--9---7--7--|-
---------------------------------|--9---------------------------------|-


out-ta here____                       said the jo-ker to the thief______
----------------------------------|--------___------------------------|-
---------------------_____--------|--------7-5------------------------|-
---------------___---4-6-4--------|------------4-------------2--------|-
----------___--4/6--------4---6---|--------------------------2--------|-
----------2-4---------------------|--4--------------------------------|-
----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-

                                     There's too much con - fu- sion__ 
----------_____------_____-------|-----------_____--------------------|-
----------2-4-2------4-6-4-------|-----------5-7-5--------------------|-
--2-------------4/6--------6-----|-------6----------------------------|-
---------------------------------|--4---------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                        I can't    get no re - lief__                                     
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------5----------------------|-
------_____-2--------------------|------------------------4-----------|-
------2-4-2-2----___-------------|--------------------4---------------|-
--2--------------4-2-------------|--4--------------2------------0-----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                      Busi-ness men they ah_______
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
------------------5/7\5----------|----------4-------------------------|-
-2---------------(4)-------------|----------5-------------4---2-------|-
-2---------4/6-------------------|-------6-------------4------2-------|-
---------------------------------|---4--------------2---------0-------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

  ah drink my wine_____________         plow men       dig my earth____
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
----------------------5--5/7\5---|---------5-___----------------------|-
--2------------------(4)-4/6\4---|---___---4-6-4----------------------|-
--2---------------4/6------------|---4-6-------------6----------------|-
--0------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

________ Uh             ~~~~~~~~~~  None__ will Lev - el         on____
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-------------------4/6--4--------|------------------------------------|-
------------___--4---------------|------------------------------------|-
------------4-6------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

_____the vine___________ Uh            no-bod-y of it is worth
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--------------_____--------------|--------5---------------------------|-
--------------4-6-4-------4/6\4--|--------6---------4----2------------|-
--------------------7-4/6--------|-----6------6-----4-4--2------------|-
---------------------------------|--4------------2-------0------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

        Hey_______________Hey!_____(Guitar solo)_
----------------------9----------|---*--9----------*------------------|-
--------------------------12-----|--12------------12--12-9------9-----|-
---------------------------------|----------------12--12--------11----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                  ~~~~~
---*-----------------------------|--------------------*------*--------|-
---------------------------------|---------------12--14-----14-(14)-12|-
--11-----------------11/9--------|----9--11/13--------------14-(14)---|-
--------------------------11-----|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

    ~~~~~~~~     1.5                 1.5            1.5
--*--------------*-------*-------|----*-------------*-----------------|-
-14-------------14-----(14)------|---14------------14--14----12--14---|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                      0.5
--*--------------------*---------|-9---*--9-----------9---------------|-
-12---12-\-------------------9---|----12----12-9----9---12--9---------|-
-------------------9--11---------|---------------12----------12-11-9--|-
------------/11------------------|----------------------------------11|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
 
          ~~~~~~~                  No rea  -  son to get ex  - cit -
---*-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--11-----9--------/18\-----------|------------------------------------|-
----------------legato slide-----|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


 - ed (uh)           (heh)            the  thief he kind-ly spoke
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|--------(5-7-5)---------------------|-
-------------4-/--6--\--4--------|---------4------4-------------------|-
--------4/6----------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|---7--------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                   There  are  many here a-mong
---------------------------------|-------_____------------------------|-
---------------------______------|-------5-7-5------------------------|-
----------------4/6--4--(0)------|-------------4---------4------------|-
------____---2-------------------|-------------------------4----------|-
------2--4-----------------------|--6---------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

 us                                 who feel that life__ is but a joke.
----0----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-------2------_____--------------|------------------------------------|-
--------------4-6-4-___--4-------|------------------------------------|-
---------4/6--------4-6----------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|---------------------------------(9)|-

                       But uh      But you and I we've been___________
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-___-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-7-9-------------------7---------|------------------------------------|-
--------------------------7------|------------------------------------|-

 through that (but ah)             and this is  not our          fate.
---------___---------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------7-5----___---5----------|-----5------------------------------|-
-------------6--4-6---4----------|-------------------4----------------|-
-------------------------6\------|-----6-------------4----------------|-
---------------------------------|-4-------------2---------------0----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


                                     So let us not talk      false - 
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--------------------5/7\5--------|-------5-----4----------------------|-
--2--------------4--4/6\4--------|---------------------4--------------|-
--2--___--2--4/6-----------------|----6-------------------2-----------|-
-----4-6-------------------------|--4---------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


- ly     now                          the ho - urs get-tin' late.___
-5-------------------------------|---------_____----------------------|-
-5-7-5---___------------_____----|---------5-7-5----------------------|-
-_____---4-6------2-----4-6-4----|---------------4--------------------|-
--------------------4/6--------6-|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


 Ah    hey                           
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-------4--6-----4---4------------|-6/9-9-9--9--9/11--11--11/13--------|-
---4/6---------------------------|------------------------------11----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                     
--------*---9-9-9-9----9-9-9-----|---*--9------------------*----*-----|-
-------12------------------------|--12----(12)9-------9---------------|-
---------------------------------|---------------11-------11---11-----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                                            * ~~~~~~~~~
---*--------------*--------------|--9--------12------14----14---------|-
--------------------------9------|-----/14----------------------------|-
--11----(11)9----11--------------|------------------------------------|-
--------------11-----------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


  *              *
-14-(14)-12--14-14---14--12---12-|--*-----*------*---------------------|-
---------------------------14----|-14----(14)---14---------------14----|-
---------------------------------|--------------------------(13)-------|-
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|-

                                  (Slide guitar starts here
                                   12-string norm. tuning w. echo plex)
--*----------*-------------------|------------------------------------|-
--14----14--14-----14-___--------|---15-(slide down to next bar)------|-
---------------------12-13\1-----|---15-(slide down to next bar)------|-
---------------------------------|---15-(slide down to next bar)------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--(from last bar) /2-------------|------------------------------------|-
------------------/2-------------|------------------------------------|-
------------------/2-------4-/---|-11-----------------------------11/-|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|--14---------------------------11--/|-
---------------------9/11--9-----|------------------------------------|-
-14------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|--14---------------------------11--/|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--14-------------------___-------|------------------------------------|-
----------------------9/11-------|--11/13---------11------------9-----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
--14-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

 (end of slide guitar)
---------------------------------|--12---12/14----14/16----16/19------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-11\-----------------------------|---9----9/11----11/13----13/16------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                             .25
--19\---------------------*------|-9---9------*----9----*-------------|-
------------------------------9--|--12--12--9----9--12-9--------------|-
--16\--------------------11------|------------11--------11-11-9--9-11-|-
---------------------------------|-----------------------------11-----|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                      (slowly)      0.25
---*--------------------*--------|-9-*-9-11-9----9-11-9----9-11-9-----|-
-----------------------12--------|--12-------9-12------9-12------9----|-
--11-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

      0.25 0.25
--*-9--*--9-*-9------------------|--*-------9---*---9-----------------|-
-12---12-----9--12-9-------------|--12---------12---------------------|-
-----------11-------11--11-9-11--|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


---*---11-----11---11------------|--11--9--9--9--9--9-----7--9--7--7--|-
--14-----------------------------|---9--9--9--9--9--9-----7--7--7--7--|-
---------------------------------|--------------------4/8-------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


----5-----------------------------|---------11-9-9\--------9--7--7--7--|-
----5-/8-8-8-8-/10-10-10-10-13\--0|-------9-------------7--7--7--7--7--|-
-/6---/9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11-14\---|-----------------/8--8--8--8--8--8--|-
----------------------------------|--6/11------------------------------|-
----------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


----5--5-------------------------|-----9---11-9--9--9----7--9-7--7----|-
----5--5--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x----|-----9----9-9--9--9----7--7-7--7----|-
-/6------------------------------|--------------------/8--------------|-
---------------------------------|-/11--------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-


----5------------------------0---|--*-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-*-11-11-11-11-*-12-12-12-12-12|-
----5--8-8-8-8/10-10/13\-x-x-0---|-12--------------14------------15---------------|-
-/6----9-9-9-9/11-11/14\---------|------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|-

                                   All      a long______ the     watch
--*-14-14-14--*-16-16-16-16-*-16-|------------------------------------|-
-17----------19------------19----|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

tow  -  er                         prin-ces   kept the   view
---------------------------------|------___---------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------7-5----------4----------------|-
---------------------------------|----------4-----4------4------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------4----------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                   While all the women came
---_______------_____------------|------------------------------------|-
---5-7---5------5/7\5------------|------------------------------------|-
---6-------___--4/6\4------------|-----9--9--x------------------------|-
-----------4/6-------------------|-----9--9--x-----9---9--------------|-
---------------------------------|--------------9---------9-----------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

 and        went        (ta)         bare feet      ser-vants too
--5__----------------------------|--------___-------------------------|-
--5-7-7--7--------5/7\5----------|--------7-5-------------------------|-
------6--6--------4/6\4----------|-------------6--6-------4---4-------|-
------------4/6------------------|----------------------------4-------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

 (ah)                 Well ah      out -  side     in the cold
---------------------------------|---------__9------------------------|-
---------------------------------|---------7-7------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
-4--4--4--4---4------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

dis  -  tance__ uh                 a wild  cat    did      growl___
---------------------------------|---___------------------------------|-
--------------0-------5/7\5------|---7-5------------------------------|-
--------------6-------4/6\4------|--------------4------4--------------|-
--------------7------------------|---------4/6-------------4----------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                   Two rid - ers were ap-proach-in'
---5__---------------------------|-----___----------------------------|-
---5-7--___-----5/7\5------------|-----7-5---___----------------------|-
--------4-6-----4/6\4------0-----|-----6-----4-6--4---------4---------|-
-------------6----------6--------|--------------------4--------4--4---|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                        and the    wind      be-gan to howl
-----------------------------x---|------___---------------------------|-
-------------------5/7\5-----x---|------7-5---------------------------|-
--___-------___-4--4/6\4---------|------6----4---------4--------------|-
--4-2-___-2-4/6------------------|------------------4-----------------|-
------2-4------------------------|--------------2---------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

               Hey !                                        Ah
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--|--*--9-----9--9---9----9--------9-9-|-
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--|-12---------------------------------|-
-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------|------------------------------------|-
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                      ~~~~~~~~~~~
--*--9--9--9----9----9-----------|----*---11---11---11---11-----------|-
-12------------------------------|---14-------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                All a-long   the watchtow-er
--*--11--12---11-------*---11----|----------*--9-9--9-----9----9------|-
-14---------------14--14---------|---------12-------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|-

                                                               Have you
--9--9-9---9---9---9-------------|--*-11-11-11-11-11-11-*12-12-12-12-12-12-12|-
---------------------------------|-14------------------15--------------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|-

    ev   -  er    ?????       way out
--*-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16|-
-16---------------------19------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------------|-

  * hold bend____________________________________
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19-19-19-19--19-19--|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
                   Yeah                    yeah
 0.5
  *  *  hold bend_________________________________
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19-19-19-19--19-19--|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-

  * hold bend__________________________  *
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19---19-19--|-
--------------------------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------|-
--------------------------------------------|-

  * hold bend____________________________________
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19-19-19-19--19-19--|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-


  * hold bend_________________________  *
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19--19-19--|-
-------------------------------------------|-
-------------------------------------------|-
-------------------------------------------|-
-------------------------------------------|-
-------------------------------------------|-

  * hold bend__________________________________  *
-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--19-19-19-19-19--19-19--|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
----------------------------------------------------|-
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                                               W -
               *hold bend__*___________*_________
-21-21-21-21--19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19--|-
---------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------|-

-all           a           long the watch   tow
               *hold bend 
-21-21-21-21--19-19-19-19--21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-|
---------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------|-
---------------------------------------------------|-

   -  er.
                                                       *     *
-21-21-21-21--21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21--------|--19----19--|
---------------------------------------------------|--19--------|
---------------------------------------------------|------------|
---------------------------------------------------|------------|
---------------------------------------------------|------------|
---------------------------------------------------|------------|


Key :

*   = Full Bend note (number above the * is amount of bend i.e 1 or 1.5 or.5)
Note: if a note appears in brackets after a bend then that signifies a 
release of that note.

~~~ = Vibrato
/   = Slide up to note
\   = slide down to note
( ) = release note
____= pull off/hammer on 
x = muffled percussive tone

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David Crowson   =%^)   |"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
Oracle Consultant      | I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to
(since 1983)           | move, to get down off this featherbed of civilisation
Amoco Exploration UK.  | and to find the globe granite underneath and strewn
"My views not Amoex's" | with cutting flints" : Robert Louis Stevenson
Replies : igotan@ombomb.demon.co.uk or weirdguy@cix.compulink.co.uk

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