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Redempton Song

Bob Marley


Strum with backs of fingers, and mute and/or avoid 1st string for most of song.

 

Half-Measure Strum:

Full-Measure Strum:

<   <

D D D D

1 + 2 +

<     <

D D D D D D D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        1

Em7:   020000

       32 1

C:    x32010

       2  1

C/B:  x2x010

        231

Am:   x02210

         132

D:    xx0232

        2314

Am6:  x02212

 

INTRO

 

VERSE 1:

       G                       Em7

Old pirates, yes, they rob I

 C (½)            C/B (½)     Am

sold I to the merchant ships

 G                           Em     

Minutes after they took I

C (½)           C/B (½)     Am

    from the bottomless pit.

            G             Em7       C

But my hand was made strong

            C (½)     C/B (½)   Am

by the hand of the      Almighty.

      G                             Em     C              D (2)

We forward in this generation  triumphantly.

 

CHORUS:

                            G      

Won't you help to sing

C (½)       D (½)        G

  these songs of freedom?

            C (½)   D (½)        Em    

'Cause all I    ever have

C (½)   D (½)        G       C (½)   D (½)       

    redemption songs.

 

VERSE 2:

            G                                      Em7

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery

                    C (½)          C/B (½)  Am

none but ourselves can free our minds.

               G                     Em

Have no fear for atomic energy

                          C (½)      C/B (½)     D

'cause none of them can stop the time.

        G                                  Em7

How long shall they kill our prophets

                C (½)      C/B (½)  Am

While we stand aside and   look?

           G                  Em

Some say it's just a part of it

           C (½)        C/B (½)    D (2)

we've got to fulfill the    book.

 

 

CHORUS 2:

                            G      

Won't you help to sing

C (½)       D (½)        G

  these songs of freedom?

            C (½)   D (½)        Em    

'Cause all I    ever have

C (½)   D (½)       G       C (½)   D (½)        G      C (½)   D (½)      G       C (½)   D (½)       

    Redemption songs.    Redemption songs.   Redemption songs.

 

INSTRUMENTAL:

/ Em - - - / C - D - / x4

 

REPEAT VERSE 2

 

CHORUS 3:

                            G      

Won't you help to sing

C (½)       D (½)        G

  these songs of freedom?

            C (½)   D (½)        Em    

'Cause all I    ever have

C (½)   D (½)       G       C (½)   D (½)         Em 

    Redemption songs,    all I ever have

C (½)   D (½)       Em   C (½)       D (½)         G    

   Redemption songs, these songs of freedom

C (½)   D (½)       G

       songs of freedom

 

/ C - C/B - / Am - - - / - - - - / Am6 - - - / - - - (hold) /

 

 

 

Intro:

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----------------|----------------|--------------------|------------|
----------------|------2---O-----|--------------O-----|------------|
------O---2-----|--3-----------2-|------O---2-------2-|--3---O-----|
--3-----------3-|----------------|--3-----------------|----------3-|
 
----------------|----------------|----------------|------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|------------|
----------------|------2---O-----|--------------O-|------------|
------O---2-----|--3-----------2-|------O---2-----|--3---O-----|
--3-----------3-|----------------|--3-------------|----------3-|

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