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Bob Marley Profile

About Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim, blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.
[Verse 1]
    C               Am7
We refuse to be
         C          Am7
What you wanted us to be;
Dm7
We are what we are:
Dm7         C              G       C            G
That's the way (way) it's going to be. If you don't know!
C           Am7
You can't educate I
        Dm7
For no equal opportunity:
                           F
(Talkin' 'bout my freedom) Talkin' 'bout my freedom,
       C                    G  C   G
People freedom (freedom) and liberty!

[Chorus]
                 C                         Am7
Yeah, we've been trodding on the winepress much too long:
Dm7    G7
Rebel, rebel!
                C                         Am7
Yes, we've been trodding on the winepress much too long:
Dm7    G7
Rebel, rebel!

[Verse 2]
G                      F             C
Babylon system is the vampire, yea! (vampire)
  F                         C        G
Suckin' the children day by day, yeah!
G                                 F               C
Me say: de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire,
  F                           C      G
Suckin' the blood of the sufferers, yea-ea-ea-ea-e-ah!
G                       F            C
Building church and university, wo-o-ooh, yeah! -
  F                        C         G
Deceiving the people continually, yea-ea!
G                                      F        C
Me say them graduatin' thieves and murderers;
              F                                  C
Look out now: they suckin' the blood of the sufferers (sufferers).
            G
Yea-ea-ea! (sufferers)

[Bridge]
G                    G
Tell the children the truth;
C                   Am7
Tell the children the truth;
D                     G
Tell the children the truth right now!
G                    G
Come on and tell the children the truth;
C                    Am7
Tell the children the truth;
G                    G
Tell the children the truth;
C                    Am7
Tell the children the truth;
G           D                    G
Come on and tell the children the truth.

[Chorus]
G                          C                        Am7
'Cause - 'cause we've been trodding on ya winepress much too long:
Dm7    G7
Rebel, rebel!
               C                 Am7
And we've been taken for granted much too long:
Dm7    G7
Rebel, rebel now!

[Bridge]
(Trodding on the winepress) Trodding on the winepress (rebel):
got to rebel, y'all (rebel)!
We've been trodding on the winepress much too long - ye-e-ah! (rebel)
Yea-e-ah! (rebel) Yeah! Yeah!
From the very day we left the shores (trodding on the winepress)
Of our Father's land (rebel),
We've been trampled on (rebel),
Oh now! (we've been oppressed, yeah!) Lord, Lord, go to ...
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