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Three Little Birds

Bob Marley

 

Chord Guide

        123

A:    x02220

         132

D:    xx0232

       231

E:    022100

 

 

Strum Guide

This is the strum pattern used in the recording:

  U   U   U   U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

This doesn’t sound as “reggae,” but it might be better for a solo guitar performance:

D D DU UD D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:

/ A - - - / x4

 

Chorus:

         A                     A

Don’t worry about a thing
          D                                          A

’Cause every little thing gonna be all right

                   A                     A
Singin’ don’t worry about a thing,
            D                                         A

’Cause every little thing gonna be all right

 

Verse:

                     A
Rise up this mornin’

                        E
Smiled with the risin’ sun

                 A
Three little birds

                    D
Pitch by my doorstep

              A
Singin’ sweet songs

                   E
Of melodies pure and true

           D                              (A)
Sayin’ this is my message to you-ou-ou

Chorus

Verse

Chorus x3

 

End on A


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.