What is the song form of Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower"?

Is it simple verse, AABA, simple verse chorus, or contrasting verse chorus?

4 Answers

  • Danny
    Lv 7
    3 years ago
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    It's all verses. Like Dylan's original, it has no chorus or refrain, but is started, punctuated between lyric verses, and ended by instrumental solos which basically follow the melody. Good thing, that, or it would be a pretty short piece. In contrast, Jimi's cover of Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone was much shorter than Bob's seemingly endless verses in his tune. (NOBODY does all of that in covers.) Dylan loved Jimi's cover, BTW. I do too. And welcome to YA, Eli.

    Source(s): Retired rock performer
  • 3 years ago

    It's obvious if you listen to it.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    All along the Watchtower is a Bob Dylan song.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago


    There must be some kind of way outta here

    Said the joker to the thief

    There's too much confusion

    I can't get no relief

    Business men, they drink my wine

    Plowman dig my earth

    None were level on the mind

    Nobody up at his word

    Hey, hey

    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, uh, but you and I, we've been through that

    And this is not our fate

    So let us stop talkin' falsely now

    The hour's getting late, hey

    All along the watchtower

    Princes kept the view

    While all the women came and went

    Barefoot servants, too

    Outside in the cold distance

    A wildcat did growl

    Two riders were approaching

    And the wind began to howl

    Songwriters: Bob Dylan

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