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All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
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[Intro]

acoustic 12-string:
(B B C#m C#m C#m C#m
B B A A A A)2x

then play C#m B A B throughout

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----12--14(16)-14(16)-14(16)-14(16)~~---14(16)14-12------------|
G|--/13------------------------------------------------11(13)-11~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------12(14)~\-|
G|-----9-11--11(13)-11-11(13)~--11(13)11--9---11-11p9--------------|
D|-/11------------------------------------------------11-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Sample verse fills]

C#m           B      A    B
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5-------7p5--------------5/7\5--------------------------|
G|-----4-6p4-------4---2--------4/5\4--OR---2h4p2-----4h6p4----|
D|-4h6-----------------2----4/6-------------------4/6-------6--|
A|---------------------0---------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|


[Solo 1]

e|--9-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12(14)~---12(14)-12p9-----------------------------12-14(16)~-|
G|-----------------------11-9-11(13)~~-------9-11/13------------|
D|--------------------------------------9h11--------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-14p12----14(17)~--14(17)14p12----14-12~-|
G|-------13----------------------13--------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|----------------9--------9-----------9-----------------------------|
B|--------------9---12(14)---12-9----9---12-9------------------------|
G|-----9-11(13)-------------------12----------12-11-9----11(13)--9~~-|
D|-/11------------------------------------------------11-------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Solo 2]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------12(14)(14)(14)(14)12-9-|
G|----------------------9-9--9-9/11------------------------------|
D|-----9-11-11p9----/11-------------11~~-------------------------|
A|--11-----------11----------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------9--------12-14(16)~-|
B|-------------------------------------------9----12/14------------|
G|-11-9-11(13)-11(13)~--11(13)11p9----11(13)-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------11------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14(16)14p12-14-14(16)-14-12----12----------------------|
B|-----------------------------14----14(16)14(16)-14(16)~-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
                                 slide&delay  octavia
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14-14(16)-14-14(16)-14-----------15\\\\\2-----------------------------|
G|------------------------13~~-------------------------------9//11-9-----|
D|----------------------------------15\\\\\2---4//11--11//14---------11~-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-11//14----------------------------|
G|----------9/11--11//13--11--9--11\-|
D|-11//14----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
wawa
e|-12--12/14--14/16--16/19--19\-----------9----9------------9--------------|
B|--------------------------------------9---12---9--------9---12-9---------|
G|--9---9/11--11/13--13/16--16\--11(13)------------11(13)----------11(13)~-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------9--------9-11-9------9-11-9----------9-|
B|-12(14)---12(14)--------9-12--------9-12(14)---|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-------9-----------------------9--------9------------------|
B|-12(14)-----------------12(14)---12(14)----14(16)(16)(16)\-|
G|---------11(13)-11-9-11------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-11--9-9-9-9-9------7--9p7-7-----5------------------|
B|--9--9-9-9-9-9------7--7-7-7-----5--/8-8-8-8-/10-10-|
G|----------------6/8-----------/6----/9-9-9-9-/11-11-|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|------9-9-11p9-9\----------9p7-7----5--5---------------|
B|------9-9----9-9\-------7--7---7----5--5---x-x-x-x-x-x-|
G|--------------------/8--8--8---8--/6-------------------|
D|-10/11-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----9--11p9--9--9-----7-9p7-7-----5--------------------|
B|-----9---9-9--9--9-----7-7-7-7-----5--8-8-8-8/10-10/13\-|
G|--------------------/8----------/6----9-9-9-9/11-11/14\-|
D|-/11----------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------11-11-11-11--------12-12-12-12-|
B|-12(14)---------------14(16)-------------15(17)-------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------14-14-14-14-------16-16-16-16--------16-|
B|-17(19)-------------19(21)------------19(21)----|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


[Outro]

     3x
e|-||0-0-0-0-||-0-0---------9--9-9-9-9---9-9---------9-9-9-9-9~-|
B|-||0-0-0-0-||-0-0--12(14)-------------------12(14)------------|
G|-||6-6-6-6-||-------------------------------------------------|
D|-||7-7-7-7-||-------------------------------------------------|
A|-||--------||-------------------------------------------------|
E|-||--------||-------------------------------------------------|

e|--------11-11-11-11-----11-12-11-----------11--------9-9-9-9-9---|
B|-14(16)--------------14----------14-14(16)----12(14)-------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-9-9-9-9-9-9----------11-11-11-11-11--------12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
B|---------------14(16)----------------15(17)----------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                      16x
e|--------14-14-14-14-14-14-------16-16-16-16-16-16-||19(21)-(21)-(21)||
B|-16(18)-------------------19(21)------------------||----------------||
G|--------------------------------------------------||----------------||
D|--------------------------------------------------||----------------||fade
A|--------------------------------------------------||----------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------||----------------||

C#m            B              A          B
There must be some kind a way outta here
C#m       B              A   B
said the joker to the thief
C#m              B         A   B
There's too much confusion
C#m         B      A
I can't get no relief

Business men they drink my wine plowmen dig my earth
None will level on the vine nobody of it is worth Hey!

(solo 1)

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 hours gettin' late.

(solo 2)

All along the watchtower princes kept the view
While all the women came and went bare feet servants too
Outside in the cold distance a wild cat did growl
Two riders were approaching and the wind began to howl

(outro)

fade out

***********************************************
|(n)    ghost note
| /     slide up
| \     slide down
| ~     vibrato
| h     hammer-on
| p     pull-off
***********************************************
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borninamoshpit_ 10 Jul 29, 2004 08:00 PM

Sick Tab Dude

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Strat_Monkey 172 Aug 15, 2004 08:00 PM

Nice to see decent chords, finally. The rest of the tabs perfect too. Five Stars.

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yamerhammer31 55 Nov 07, 2004 07:00 PM

this was never done with a 12 string
(if u ever saw the music video u would know that)

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