Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley

Buffalo Soldier è un singolo di Bob Marley & The Wailers estratto dall’album postumo Confrontation, pubblicato nel 1983. La canzone parla di un soldato nero portato via dall’Africa per combattere in America, per costituire una metafora riguardante la tratta atlantica degli schiavi africani.

CHORUS 1
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LA FA#m RE LA
Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta
LA FA#m RE LA
There was a Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America
LA FA#m RE LA
Stolen from Africa, brought to America
LA FA#m RE LA
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival

VERSE 1
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RE DO#m RE DO#m
I mean it, when I analyze the stench
LA SIm FA#m
To me it makes a lot of sense
RE DO#m RE DO#m
How the Dreadlock Rasta
LA SIm FA#m
Was the Buffalo Soldier

CHORUS 2
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LA FA#m RE LA
And he was taken from Africa, brought to America
LA FA#m RLA
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
LA FA#m RE LA
Said he was a Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta
LA FA#m RE LA
Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America

VERSE 2
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RE DO#m RE DO#m
If you know your history
LA SIm FA#m
Then you would know where you coming from
RE DO#m RE DO#m
Then you wouldn’t have to ask me
LA SIm FA#m
Who the heck do I think I am

CHORUS 3
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LA FA#m RE LA
I’m just a Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America
LA FA#m RE LA
Stolen from Africa, brought to America
LA FA#m RE LA
Said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
LA FA#m RE LA
Said he was a Buffalo Soldier win the war for America

| LA LA FA# RE-LA / LA LA FA# RE-LA

BRIDGE
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FA#m RE DO#m
Buffalo Soldier troddin’ through the land, wo-ho-ooh
FA#m
Said he wanna ran, then you wanna hand
RE DO#m MI
Troddin’ through the land, yea-hea, yea-ea

CHORUS 4
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LA FA#m RE LA
Said he was a Buffalo Soldier win the war for America
LA FA#m RE LA
Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta
LA FA#m RE LA
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
LA FA#m RE LA
Driven from the mainland to the heart of the Caribbean

| LA LA FA# RE-LA / LA LA FA# RE-LA

CHORUS 5
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LA FA#m RE LA
Troddin’ through San Juan in the arms of America
LA FA#m RE LA
Troddin’ through Jamaica, a buffalo soldier
LA FA#m RE LA
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
LA FA#m RE LA
Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta

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