Monday, November 2, 2015

there must be some way out of here

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


{"All Along the Watchtower," written and performed by Bob Dylan; recorded November 6, 1967; released, November 22, 1968; John Wesley Harding album; label:  Columbia.}

Recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on the album, Electric Ladyland (Reprise).  (Online Free Encyclopedia) --> The Hendrix version, released six months after Dylan's original recording, became a Top 20 single in 1968 and was ranked 47th in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


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