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

    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.