Lyrics to All Along The Watchtower

Lyrics to All Along Thge Watchtower as recorded by Bryan Ferry

"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
Plough men 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
And barefoot servants, too.
Outside in the distance
A wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching
The wind began to howl.

All Along The Watchtower

Album Track

Bryan Ferry has recorded a version of the Bob Dylan song All Along The Watchtower for his forthcoming album 'Dylanesque'.

The Dylan version was originally recorded for his album 'John Wesley Harding' released in 1967.

This song has been covered by many artists including: Jan Akkerman, Grateful Dead, Richie Havens, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Matthews Band, John Cougar Mellencamp, Richard Thompson, U2, The Waterboys, Bobby Womack, XTC, & Neil Young.

Song Musicians

All Along The Watchtower is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums