Redemption Song (Bob Marley)

The final track on Bob Marley & the Wailers’ ninth album, Uprising,

[chordsandlyrics]
Chords and Lyrics


Old [E]pirates, yes[D#dim], they [C#m]rob I; [C#m]
Sold [A]I to the [E/G#]merchant [F#m]ships, [F#m]
[E]Minutes [D#dim]after they [C#m]took I [C#m]
[A]- From the [A]bottomless [B7]pit. [B7]
But my [E]hand was [D#dim]made stro[C#m]ng [C#m]
By the [A]’and of [E/G#]the Al[F#m]mighty. [F#m]
We [E]forward in [D#dim]this genera-[C#m]ation [C#m]
[A]- Tri[A]umphant[B7]ly. [B7]


[B7]Won’t you [B7]help to [E]sing [E]
[A]- These [B7]songs of [E]freedom? [E]-
‘Cause [E]all I [D#dim]ever [C#m]have: [C#m]
[A]- Re[B7]demption [E]songs; [E]
[A]- Re[B7]demption [E]songs. [E]


Emanci[E]pate yourse[D#dim]lves from mental [C#m]slavery; [C#m]
None but our[A]selves can [E/G#]free our [F#m]minds. [F#m]
Have [E]no fear for a[D#dim]tomic [F#m]energy, [F#m]
‘Cause [A]none of them can [A]stop the [B7]time. [B7]
How [E]long shall they [D#dim]kill our [C#m]prophets, [C#m]
While we [A]stand a[E/G#]side and lo[F#m]ok? [F#m] Ooh!
[E]Some say it’s [D#dim]just a [C#m]part of it: [C#m]
We’ve [A]got to ful[A]fil de bo[B7]ok. [B7]


[B7]Won’t you [B7]help to [E]sing [E]
[A]- These [B7]songs of [E]freedom? [E]-
‘Cause [E]all I [D#dim]ever [C#m]have: [C#m]
[A]- Re[B7]demption [E]songs; [E]
[A]- Re[B7]demption [E]songs. [E]


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Andy Flinn

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

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