Redemption Song with chords
The two parts are played in the same way.
We will therefore only look at part 1 and chorus.
Verse 1 | Bob Marley song
To play the part 1, you will have to know and practice the next chords :
When you master this positions, you can follow the next tab to play the two verses of first part :
Remember that the chords are written above the lyrics so that you can play them at the right time. Therefore, it’s better to play while singing. Chords that are to the right of a phrase (not above a word) are played between the two phrases.
Chorus | Redemption Song music
For the chorus, you don’t need to know other chords. You just need to master the precedents.
When the previous ones are ready, you can continue to play the chorus following the tab :
Redemption Song video with tab
If you want to play other reggae chords on guitar on the same style, you can watch for an another song of Bob Marley Three Little Birds.
Redemption Song lyrics
The song Redemption Song by Bob Marley is composed of two parts (with two verses each one) and a chorus.
The structure of the lyrics is simple:
Part 1 – Chorus – Part 2
Old pirates, yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
But minutes after they took I
To the bottomless pit
But my hand were made strong
By the hands of the almighty
We forward in this generation
So won’t you help me sing
These songs of freedom
Is all I ever had
Emancipate yourself from the mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Don’t be afraid of atomic energy
‘Cause none of them cannot test the time
So how long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand around and look
They say it’s just a part of it
We’ve got to fulfill the book
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PDF score for play Redemption Song by Bob Marley
The following score is a “home-made” PDF easy score for beginners that we created according to the above frameworks and explanations.
This score summarizes everything we just covered. You can download it for free to play the song Redemption Song chords by Bob Marley on guitar.