Redemption Song Chords

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“Redemption Song” chords are displayed on this page. Bob Marley released this song in 1980 on the album “Uprising”. Let’s check out the chords:

Redemption Song Chords

Standard Tuning

e-|----------------------|-------------------| 
B-|----------------------|-------------------| 
G-|----------------------|-------------------| 
D-|--------------1/2-0---|-------0-----------| 
A-|----0-2---2/3-------2-|----0/2---2-3-2-0--| 
E-|-3------3-------------|-3----------------3|

e-|----------------------|-------------------| 
B-|----------------------|-------------------| 
G-|----------------------|-------------------| 
D-|--------------1/2-0---|-------0-----------| 
A-|----0-2---2/3-------2-|----0/2-----3-2-0--| 
E-|-3------3-------------|-3----------------3|

Verse 1:
    G                      Em Em7
Old Pirates, yes, they rob I.
     C        G/B      Am
Sold I to the merchant ships
G                  Em      
Minutes after they took I   
C         G/B        Am
   From the bottomless pit.
       G            Em Em7
But my hand was made strong
C      G/B           Am
By the hand of the Almighty.
   G                   Em    
We forward in this generation
C   Am7    D
 Triumphantly.

Chorus 1:
  (D)              G  
Won't you help to sing
C       D        G
  These songs of freedom?
      C     D        Em    
Cause all I ever had,     
C  D       G      C
 Redemption songs,
  D       G      C D  
Redemption songs.

Verse 2:
(D)   G                           Em 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         D
Cause none of them can stop the time.
    G                        Em Em7
How long shall they kill our prophets
         C      G/B         Am
While we stand aside and look?
         G              Em
Oh, some say it's just a part of it.
      C         Am7         D
We've got to fulfill the book.

Chorus 2:
  (D)              G  
Won't you help to sing
C       D        G
  These songs of freedom?
      C     D        Em    
Cause all I ever had,     
C  D       G      C
 Redemption songs,
  D       G      C D  
Redemption songs.

Instrumental:
Em | C | D (4x)

Verse 3:
(D)   G                           Em Em7
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
           C           G/B          Am
None but ourselves can free our minds.
             G                Em
Woh, Have no fear for atomic energy,
              C              G/B            D
Cause none of them-ah can-ah stop-ah the time.
    G                        Em 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         Am7         D
We've got to fulfill the book.

Chorus 3:
  (D)              G  
Won't you help to sing
C       D        G
  These songs of freedom?
      C     D        Em    
Cause all I ever had,     
C  D       G      C
 Redemption songs,
  D       G      C D  
Redemption songs.
C     D        Em   
All I ever had,     
C  D       Em     C
 Redemption songs,
      D        G      C  
These songs of freedom,  
D        G
Songs of freedom

Outro:
C | Em | Am | D7

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2 comments

  1. OMG! I remember dancing to Redemption by Bob Marley in my early teenage years.
    Absolutely loved it!
    I can almost hear its chords right now.
    Great memories, awesome times.
    Thanks for sharing!

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