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“All Along The Watchtower” By Bob Dylan ‘Ukulele Chords

Here’s a simple song on the ‘ukulele that would be a great first look at the sound of a minor key for a beginner. I’m partial to Jimi Hendrix’s version of the song – probably one of the best covers ever – but since Dylan wrote it we’ll put his name in the credits.

allalongAll Along The Watchtower
Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding
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Am             G        F           G    
"There must be some way out of here" 
Am         G            F         G
Said the joker to the thief
Am               G       F       G  
"There's too much confusion, 
Am      G        F        G
I can't get no relief.
Am         G      F             G  
Businessmen, they drink my wine, 
Am      G         F      G
Plowmen dig my earth
Am      G       F          G  
None of them along the line 
Am            G            F       G
Know what any of it is worth."

Am G F G x4

Am         G          F      G
"No reason to get excited," 
Am            G           F      G
The thief, he kindly spoke
Am         G         F         G
“There are many here among us 
Am            G             F       G
Who feel that life is but a joke.
Am          G         F           G
But you and I, we've been through that
Am          G           F    G
And this is not our fate,
Am        G           F         G
So let us not talk falsely now
Am          G           F       G
The hour is getting late."

Am G F G x4

Am    G            F     G
All along the watchtower
Am           G           F      G
The princess kept the view
Am            G         F         G
While all the women came and went
Am       G         F         G
Barefoot servants, too
Am      G            F         G
Outside in the cold distance 
Am        G        F       G
A wildcat did growl
Am         G          F        G
Two riders were approaching
        Am     G      F        G
And the wind began to howl