Redemption Song Uke tab by Bob Marley

6 Chords used in the song: G,Em7,C,Am,Em,D

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G G                      Em7 Em7 
Old Pirates, yes, they rob I.
C C G G Am Am
Sold I to the merchant ships
G G Em Em C C G G Am Am
minutes after they took I from the bottomless pit.
G G Em7 Em7
But my hand was made strong
C C G G Am Am
By the hand of the Almighty.
G G Em Em C C D D
We forward in this generation triumphantly.

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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 redemption songs.
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G G Em7 Em7
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
C C G G Am Am
None but ourselves can free our minds.
G G Em Em
Have no fear for atomic energy,
C C G G Am Am
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
G G Em7 Em7
How long shall they kill our prophets
C C G G Am Am
While we stand aside and look?
G G Em Em
Yes, some say it's just a part of it.
C C D D
We've got to fulfill the book.

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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,
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(C C D D Em Em) 4x

(same chords as part 1)

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it.
We've got to fulfill the book.
Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever had, redemption songs,
These songs of freedom, songs of freedom.


final - C C G G Am Am

 

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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.