Redemption Song Chords

//Redemption Song Chords

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

Intro:
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
  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 of 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
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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By |2019-01-04T14:19:35+00:00November 6th, 2017|Guitar Tabs|2 Comments

About the Author:

Ben is a French self-taught guitarist who has been exploring the world of guitar for more than ten years now. He has taught guitar players in France and Ireland before starting his own web site dedicated to guitar lessons. Whenever he's not teaching, he keeps on practicing the instrument and learning new techniques. Apart from that, he loves traveling, IT, and really enjoy discovering new cultures.

2 Comments

  1. Eliane April 23, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    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!

    • Ben April 24, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Hey Eliane, Redemption Song always brings good vibes and I can imagine it was the same for you. Thanks for the comment!

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