Get Up, Stand Up (Peter Tosh,Bob Marley)

Get Up, Stand Up was written by [wiki]Bob Marley[/wiki] and [wiki]Peter Tosh[/wiki]. It originally appeared on The Wailers’ 1973 album Burnin’.

Andy Flinn sing this song on a Gm vamp….

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: dont give up the fight!

% Preacherman, dont tell me, %
Heaven is under the earth. %
% I know you dont know   %
What life is really worth.   %   Its not
all that glitters is gold   %
Alf the story has never been told. So
Now you see % the light % eh!
Stand up for %  your rights %. come on!

Chorus

% Most % people think  %
Great God will come from the sky  %,
%    Take away everything  % and
Make everybody feel high   %
%  But if you know what life %  is worth  %
%  You will look for yours on earth:  And
Now you see %  the light  % You
Stand up for % your rights. %  jah! %

Chorus

We sick an tired of-a your ism-skism game
Dyin n goin to heaven in-a jesus name, lord.
%  We know when we understand  %
%  Almighty God is a living man   % You can
Fool some people sometimes   % But you
Can’t fool all the people all the time. So
Now we see  %  the light  %  We gonna
Stand up for % our rights!

Chorus

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Andy Flinn

A songwriting multi-instrumentalist, performer, producer, engineer.

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