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/ Bob Marley / One Love -The Very Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (2001) / Redemption Song guitar tab

Song: Redemption Song 
Artist: Bob Marley 
Tabbed By: bcurry@hpb.hwc.ca (Brent Curry) 

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

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

Chorus 
                         G  C    D          G 
   Won't you help to sing    these songs of freedom? 
          C     D       Em  C   D      G 
   'Cause all I ever had,    redemption songs, 
  C   D      G        C 
   redemption songs. 
D     G                           Em7 
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, 
           C           G/B             Am 
None but ourselves can free our minds. 
       G                    Em 
Have no fear for atomic energy, 
              C         G/B            Am 
'Cause none of them can stop the time. 
    G                        Em7 
How long shall they kill our prophets 
        C       G/B            Am 
While we stand aside and look? 
             G            Em 
Yes, some say it's just a part of it. 
      C                 D 
We've got to fulfill the book. 

Chorus 

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. 

G       320003          Em7     020000 
C       x32010          G/B     x20003 
Am      x02210          Em      022000 
D       xx0232 





Song: Redemption Song 
Artist: Bob Marley 

transcription by csb1@engr.uark.edu (Chris Bray) 
with intro tab by pat@jaameri.gsfc.nasa.gov (patrick m. ryan) 


"Redemption Song" is my favorite Marley tune, although it is not the 
best example of reggae, since he's playing in more a folk vein.  We 
do a cover version that is more reggae style.  (this is from memory 
and my band has totally reworked the middle section, so forgive me 
if there are mistakes...)    -Chris Bray 


intro 
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---------------2-0----------0-----------o 
-----0-2---2/3-----2----0-2---2-3-2-0--- 
--3------3-----------3----------------3- 



first verse: 

     G               Em              C       Bmsus4  Am 
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   | 

     repeat twice 

     G               Em              C       Bmsus4  D 
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   | 

chorus: 

     (Won't you help me...) 
     D 
     |   .   .   . 

     G               C       D       G               C       D 
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   | 

     Em              C       D       G               C       D 
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   | 

     G               C       D       
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .  

second verse: 

     (Emancipate yourself...) 
     G               Em              C       Bmsus4  Am 
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   | 

     G               Em              C       Bmsus4  D 
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   | 

     G               Em              C       Bmsus4  Am 
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   | 

     G               Em              C       Bmsus4  D 
     |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   |   .   .   .   | 


repeat chorus. 

middle section with acoustic guitar solo-type thing -- I can't recall 
   this from memory -- sorry 

third verse:  repeat the second verse 

repeat chorus (extend ending to repeat "Redemption Song" lyrics...) 


Bob Marley albums
2001 One Love -The Very Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers
1983 Confrontation
1981 Chances Are
1980 Uprising
1979 Survival
1978 Kaya
1977 Exodus
1976 Rastaman Vibration
1974 Natty Dread
1973 Burnin'
1973 Catch a Fire
1970 Soul Rebels
1969 Soul Shakedown
One Love -The Very Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers tabs
01Stir It Up tabbass tab
02Get Up, Stand Up tabbass tab
03I Shot the Sheriff tabbass tab
04Lively Up Yourself tabbass tab
05No Woman, No Cry tabbass tab
06Roots, Rock, Reggae tabbass tab
07Exodus tabbass tab
08Jamming tabbass tab
09Waiting in Vain tabbass tab
10Three Little Birds tabbass tab
11Turn Your Lights Down Low tabbass tab
12One Love/People Get Ready tabbass tab
13Is This Love tabbass tab
14Sun Is Shining tabbass tab
15So Much Trouble in the World tabbass tab
16Could You Be Loved tabbass tab
17Redemption Song tabbass tab
18Buffalo Soldier tabbass tab
19Iron Lion Zion tabbass tab
20I Know a Place tabbass tab
21Concrete Jungle tabbass tab
22Burnin' and Lootin' tabbass tab
25Positive Vibration tabbass tab
27Natural Mystic tabbass tab
28Punky Reggae Party tabbass tab
29Satisfy My Soul tabbass tab
30Africa Unite tabbass tab
31Coming in from the Cold tabbass tab
32Rastaman Live Up! tabbass tab

 

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