Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

Here is a class arrangement of this reggae song. The chord sequence, riffs and lyrics are given below. The two main features of reggae are a heavy bass and chords played on the 2nd and 4th beats. Any combination of instruments can play this arrangement. I use guitars, bass guitar, drum kit and keyboards.

Lyrics
Chorus : Don't worry
'bout a thing,
'cos ev'ry little thing gonna be alright,
singin' Don't worry
'bout a thing,
'cos ev'ry little thing gonna be alright,

Verse : Woke up this mornin'
Smiled with the risin' sun
Three little birds
Is on my doorstep
Singin' sweet song
The melody pure and cool, singin...
This is my message to you hoo hoo

Riff played on chorus

Chords

Chorus

C / / / |C / / / |C / / / |C / / / |
F / / / |F / / / |C / / / |C / / / | X2

Verse

C / / / |C / / / |G / / / |G / / / |
C / / / |C / / / |F / / / |F / / / |
C / / / |C / / / |G / / / |G / / / |
F / / / |F / / / |C / / / |C / / / |

 

 
 
 

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