Redemption Song Uke tab by Bob Marley

7 Chords used in the song: G, Em, C, C/B, Am, D, Am6

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Intro :


A|-----0--2---2/3---5/7--5--2----0--2--5---2-3-2-0-----|
E|--3-------3-----------------3--------------------3~~-| x2
C|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|


1st verse:
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
Old Pirates, yes, they rob I Sold I to the merchant ships
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
Minutes after they took I from the bottomless pit
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
But my hand was made strong, By the hand of the Almighty
G G Em Em C C D D
We forward in this generation triumphantly




Chorus:
D D G G C C - D D - G G
Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?
C C - D D - Em Em C C- D D - G G
'Cause all I ever had, redemption songs,
C C - D D - G G C C - D D -
redemption songs




2nd Verse :
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
Have no fear for atomic energy, 'Cause none of them can stop the time
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - D D
Yes, some say it's just a part of it we've got to fulfil the book.


Chorus:
D D G G C C - D D - G G
Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?
C C - D D - Em Em C C- D D - G G
'Cause all I ever had, redemption songs,
C - D - G C - D - G C – D -
redemption songs, redemption songs



Bridge : [Em Em][Em Em][C C][D D] x4



3rd verse :
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
Have no fear for atomic energy, 'Cause none of them can stop the time
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - Am Am
How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?
G G Em Em C C - C/B C/B - D D
Yes, some say it's just a part of it we've got to fulfil the book.



Chorus:
D D G G C C - D D - G G
Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?
C C - D D - Em Em C C- D D - G G
'Cause all I ever had, redemption songs,
C C - D D - Em Em C C- D D - G G
all I ever had, redemption songs,
C C - D D - G G C C- D D - G G
these songs of freedom, songs of freedom



[C C-C/B C/B][Am Am][Am Am]
[Am6 Am6][Am Am6x]

 

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Nvchvllv avatar
for the tabs in the intro, I just have one correction : instead of:
A 2 - 3 - 2 - 0
E - - - - - - - - - - 3
C
G
try:
A 3 - 2 - 0 - - |
E - - - - - - - - 3 |
C
G
14 Jan 2020
About this song

"Redemption Song" is the last track on Bob Marley's ninth Island music album, Uprising. At the time he wrote the song, circa 1979, Marley already had been diagnosed with the cancer that later was to take his life. According to Rita Marley, he was already secretly in a lot of pain and dealt with his own mortality, a feature that is clearly apparent in the album, particularly in this song. Unlike most of Bob Marley's tracks, it is strictly a solo acoustic recording, consisting of Marley's singing and playing an acoustic guitar, without accompaniment.