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Redemption Song Chords

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O.A.R.- Of A Revolution - "Redemption Song" (Bob Marley cover)

These are the lyrics most often used when O.A.R. covers "Redemption Song" - this
particular version is from Carroll College - Waukesha, WI, 11/01/03.

Chords used:

        G      Em7     C       G/B    Am     Em     D     Dsus
e|------3------------------------3-----------------------2--------3--|
B|----------------------1-----------------1--------------3--------3--|
G|----------------------------------------2--------------2--------2--|
D|----------------------2-----------------2-------2------------------|
A|------2-------2-------3--------2----------------2------------------|
E|------3------------------------------------------------x-----------|


Notes: The Dsus after the D in the last line of the verses isn't required. I play
it to give the song a slightly higher pitch right leading into the chorus. When
you play it, make sure you hit the first string U/U/D/U and then change back to a
D after that U/U/D/U strumming sequence. Give it a try, I think it sounds better
that way. Also, on the 4th line of second and third verses, Marc mutes the C
chord right after switching to it and finishes the line "a cappella." Then start
up with G again normally on the next line. Same thing with the last line on the
third verse - mute the G and then it's a cappella until the G in the beginning of the chorus.


[Intro]

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------2---0-----------------0---------------|
A|------0h2-------3-----------2-------0h2-------3p2---0-----|
E|--3---------3-------------------3-----------------------3-|(x2)


[Verse 1]

    G                     Em7
Old pirates, yes, they rob I
     C          G/B     Am 
sold I to the merchant ships
 G                     Em      C
Minutes after they took I
          G/B        Am
from the bottomless pit.
        G             Em7       C
But my hand was made strong
        G/B           Am
by the hand of the Almighty.
    G                  Em     C                 D       Dsus            D
We forward in this generation...triumphantly.


[Chorus]

                   G       C
Won't you help to sing
 D               G
these songs of freedom?
        C     D       Em     C
'Cause all I ever have,
  D          G      C     D
redemption songs.


[Verse 2]

      G                             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 -> mute
'cause none of them can stop the time.
        G                      Em7
How long shall they kill our prophets,
           C    G/B      Am
While we stand aside and look?
      C               Em
Some say it's just a part of it
       G                  D       Dsus      D
we've got to fulfill the book.


[Chorus]

                   G       C
Won't you help to sing
 D               G
these songs of freedom?
        C     D       Em     C
'Cause all I ever have,
  D          G       C      D      G      C      D
redemption songs.


[Verse 3]

      G                             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 -> mute
'cause none of them can stop the time.
        G                      Em7
How long shall they kill our prophets,
           C    G/B      Am
while we stand aside and look?
      C                  Em
Oh,some say it's just a part of it
       G -> mute                  
we've got to fulfill the book.


[Chorus]

                   G       C
Won't you help to sing
 D               G
another song of freedom?
        C     D       Em     C
'Cause all I ever have,
  D          G       C
redemption songs.
 D               G        C
These songs of freedom
 D               G        
these songs of freedom
 C         Em
All I ever have



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| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off

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Heartichaud 10 Jul 20, 2013 07:45 AM

C Em
Some say it's just a part of it
G D Dsus D
we've got to fulfill the book.

C is G and G is C ;p
same for :

C Em
Oh,some say it's just a part of it
G -> mute
we've got to fulfill the book.

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dacostamoniro 10 Nov 03, 2013 07:14 AM

good chords !

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marouan.fumseck 10 Jul 20, 2014 09:25 AM

didn't like this contribution

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