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Song title: All along the watchtower

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All along the watchtower

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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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 20/01/1988 Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York,NY ,USA
 - 10/08/1995 Cheers, Long Branch,NJ ,USA
 - 05/10/2004 Xcel Energy center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA during the Vote for Change Tour
 - 02/12/2004 Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA

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First known live performance: 20/01/1988 Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 02/12/2004 Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA

Song 'history':

Played during the Vote For Change tour, in October 2004.

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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