Redemption Song Lyrics

Redemption Song

Bob Marley

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Redemption Song Lyrics

Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit

But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly

Won’t you help to sing
These songs of freedom
‘Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

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? Ooh
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 have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

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Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our mind
Woh, have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a 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
All I ever had
Redemption songs
These songs of freedom
Songs of freedom


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Redemption Song – Step 1

Today we start looking at another acoustic classic in Redemption Song by Bob Marley.

Before we look at all the different chord progressions, let’s first establish what chords are available in the key.

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Redemption Song – Step 2

Today we play the more exact parts of Redemption Song.

The intro and outro need to be done like on the record, the guitar break is down to you to design.

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Redemption Song – Step 3

Let’s have a crack at Redemption Song in all its glory, from beginning to end.

Simply play along with me in the video, keeping one eye on the chart.

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Redemption Song – Step 4

Today we learn how to construct a 2nd guitar part for Redemption Song.

This means you can soon join me and the singer, which is what happens in the final step.

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Redemption Song – Step 5

You don’t have to follow the patterns I showed you in the last step perfectly.

Since the first guitar is so consistent, you as a 2nd guitarist can afford to be a bit more experimental.

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CHords

Redemption Song ChordsBob Marley’s classic Redemption Song is many guitar players’ first attempt at playing a full song.

With a simple arrangement, powerful lyrical message and open position chords, surely this is the ultimate campfire song

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Biography

bob-marley-thumbBob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist.

Marley is the most widely known performer of reggae music and regarded by many as a prophet of the Rastafarian religion.

Few artists have had such widespread recognition as Bob Marley.

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