Song of the Day #3,165: ‘All Along the Watchtower’ – Bob Dylan

john_wesley_hardingWhen the Random Weekend iTunes Fairy offers up a stone-cold classic by an artist I have covered exhaustively, I assume — after 3,164 Songs of the Day — it will be a repeat.

But somehow, despite spending a full year on Bob Dylan Weekends, I have never posted his version of ‘All Along the Watchtower.’

The closest I’ve come is a cover version by a very talented, and very busty, YouTube performer named Jess Greenberg. Her version of the song has been viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube, though I believe her breasts deserve more credit than Dylan’s tune for that success.

“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

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,165: ‘All Along the Watchtower’ – Bob Dylan

  1. Dana says:

    I think you need to update your loyal followers as to what Jess Greenberg is up to. Perhaps a whole week of new videos are in order.😄

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