Redemption Song – Bob Marley

Redemption Song è un brano musicale di Bob Marley del 1980, ultima traccia dell’album Uprising. Quando scrisse la canzone, all’incirca nel 1979, a Marley era già stato diagnosticato il cancro che lo avrebbe condotto alla morte,  un tema chiaramente presente in quest’album e in particolare in questa canzone.

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VERSE 1:

SOL MIm7
Old pirates, yes, they rob I
DO SOL LAm
sold I to the merchant ships
SOL MIm DO
Minutes after they took I
SOL/SI LAm
from the bottomless pit.
SOL MIm7 DO
But my hand was made strong
SOL/SI LAm
by the hand of the Almighty.
SOL MIm DO RE
We forward in this generation…triumphantly.

CHORUS:

SOL DO
Won’t you help to sing
RE SOL
these songs of freedom?
DO RE MIm DO
‘Cause all I ever have,
RE SOL DO RE
redemption songs.

VERSE 2:

SOL MIm7
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
DO SOL/SI LAm
none but ourselves can free our minds.
SOL MIm
Have no fear for atomic energy
DO -> mute
’cause none of them can stop the time.
SOL MIm7
How long shall they kill our prophets,
DO SOL/SI LAm
While we stand aside and look?
DO MIm
Some say it’s just a part of it
SOL RE
we’ve got to fulfill the book.

CHORUS:

SOL DO
Won’t you help to sing
RE SOL
these songs of freedom?
DO RE MIm DO
‘Cause all I ever have,
RE SOL DO RE SOL DO RE
redemption songs.

VERSE 3:

SOL MIm7
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
DO SOL/SI LAm
none but ourselves can free our minds.
SOL MIm
Have no fear for atomic energy
DO -> mute
’cause none of them can stop the time.
SOL MIm7
How long shall they kill our prophets,
DO SOL/SI LAm
while we stand aside and look?
DO MIm
Oh,some say it’s just a part of it
SOL -> mute
we’ve got to fulfill the book.

CHORUS:

SOL DO
Won’t you help to sing
RE SOL
another song of freedom?
DO RE MIm DO
‘Cause all I ever have,
RE SOL DO
redemption songs.
RE SOL DO
These songs of freedom
RE SOL
these songs of freedom
DO MIm
All I ever have…


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