Redemption Song chord chart by Bob Marley


This is my Redemption Song chord chart by Bob Marley. Very simple song in that it uses my easiest beginner guitar chords and an A, chord. You can keep things very simple on this song. It also has a very cool little intro that you can play along with as well on the lowest three bass strings of the guitar.

Beginners, of course you can use for down strums per chord. There are a few measures where chord are split to beats. The section that has the bass walk down | C - C/B -| you can just strum the C chord for 4 beats.

Strum: 

1 2 + 3 + 4 +
D DU    U DU

On Split Chords:

C       D
1 2 + 3  4 +
D DU D DU


 
 

Redemption Song Chord Chart by Bob Marley

Intro:

D----------------|------2---O-----|--------------O-----|------------|

A------O---2-----|--3-----------2-|------O---2-------2-|--3---O-----|X2

E--3-----------3-|----------------|--3-----------------|----------3-|

Verse:

          G                      Em     |C     -          C/B  -|      Am

Old Pirates, yes, they rob I  sold I to the merchant ships

  G                        Em      | C   -        C/B -|      Am

minutes after they took I from the bottomless pit.

               G            Em             |C      C/B|                  Am

But my hand was made strong by the hand of the Almighty.

        G                            Em      C          D    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 -   D - |

        redemption songs.

Verse:

             G                                         Em

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,

                       |C  -        C/B  -|     Am

None but ourselves can free our minds.

                G                      Em

Have no fear for atomic energy,

                          | C -      C/B -|      D

'Cause none of them can stop the time.

          G                                   Em

How long shall they kill our prophets

                 |C  -     C/B -|     Am

While we stand aside and look?

                   G                Em

Yes, some say it's just a part of it.

          | C    -    C./B - |    D

We've got to fulfill the book.

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 have,           redemption songs,

|C -   D - |              G        |C -   D - |              G     |C -   D - |

        redemption songs.            redemption songs.

 

Interlude:

Em  | C – D -|   :| x4

Verse:

             G                                         Em

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,

                       |C  -        C/B  -|     Am

None but ourselves can free our minds.

                G                      Em

Have no fear for atomic energy,

                          | C -      C/B -|      D

'Cause none of them can stop the time.

          G                                   Em

How long shall they kill our prophets

                 |C  -     C/B -|     Am

While we stand aside and look?

                   G                Em

Yes, some say it's just a part of it.

          | C    -    C./B - |    D

We've got to fulfill the book.

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 have,           redemption songs,

|C -   D - |           Em     |C -   D - |            Em     |C -   D - |           G

    all I ever have                 redemption songs.  These songs of freedom.

|C -   D - |           G

       Songs of   freedom

|C – C/B |  Am  Am  Am  Am

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.



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