One Love chords by Bob Marley


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One Love | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Bb | F | Eb Bb | F Bb |

Chorus 1

| Bb | F |
One love, one heart. 
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
Let’s get together and feel all right.
| Bb | F |
Hear the children cryin’ (one love). Hear the children cryin’ (one heart).
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
Sayin’ give thanks and praise to the Lord, and I will feel all right.
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
Sayin’, let’s get together and feel all right. Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Verse 1

||: Bb Gm | Eb Bb :||
Let them all pass all their, dirty remarks (one love).
There is one question, I’d really love to ask (one heart).
Is there a place for the, hopeless sinners?
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own belivin’?

Chorus 2

| Bb | F |
One love, what about the one heart, one heart.
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
What about, people, let’s get together and feel all right.
| Bb | F |
As it was in the beginning (one love). So shall it be in the end (one heart).
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
All right! Let’s give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
Let’s a-get together and feel all right, one more thing!

Verse 2

||: Bb Gm | Eb Bb :||
Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armageddiyon (one love).
So when the Man comes, there will be no, no doom (one song).
Have pity on those whose chances grows t’inner.
There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation.

Chorus 3

| Bb | F |
Sayin’, one love, what about the one heart? (one heart). 
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
What about the let’s get together and feel all right.
| Bb | F |
I’m pleadin’ to mankind (one love). Oh, Lord (one heart) whoa.
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
Let’s get together and feel all right.
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
Give thanks and praise to the Lord, and I will feel all right.
| Eb Bb | F Bb |
Do the lets them get together and feel all right.



One Love | Chords + Lyrics (capo 3)


Intro

| G | D | C G | D G |

Chorus 1

| G | D |
One love, one heart. 
| C G | D G |
Let’s get together and feel all right.
| G | D |
Hear the children cryin’ (one love). Hear the children cryin’ (one heart).
| C G | D G |
Sayin’ give thanks and praise to the Lord, and I will feel all right.
| C G | D G |
Sayin’, let’s get together and feel all right. Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Verse 1

||: G Em | C G :||
Let them all pass all their, dirty remarks (one love).
There is one question, I’d really love to ask (one heart).
Is there a place for the, hopeless sinners?
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own belivin’?

Chorus 2

| G | D |
One love, what about the one heart, one heart.
| C G | D G |
What about, people, let’s get together and feel all right.
| G | D |
As it was in the beginning (one love). So shall it be in the end (one heart).
| C G | D G |
All right! Let’s give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.
| C G | D G |
Let’s a-get together and feel all right, one more thing!

Verse 2

||: G Em | C G :||
Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armageddiyon (one love).
So when the Man comes, there will be no, no doom (one song).
Have pity on those whose chances grows t’inner.
There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation.

Chorus 3

| G | D |
Sayin’, one love, what about the one heart? (one heart). 
| C G | D G |
What about the let’s get together and feel all right.
| G | D |
I’m pleadin’ to mankind (one love). Oh, Lord (one heart) whoa.
| C G | D G |
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.
| C G | D G |
Let’s get together and feel all right.
| C G | D G |
Give thanks and praise to the Lord, and I will feel all right.
| C G | D G |
Do the lets them get together and feel all right.



One Love Chords: Learn the progressions


One Love, guitar lesson with TAB.

The chords for this Bob Marley classic consist of two movements, only using the I, IV, V, and VI chords.

The chorus is in the key of Bb and employs this diatonic chord progression:

||: Bb (I) | F (V) |
| Eb (IV) Bb (I) | F (V) Bb (I) :||
| Eb Bb | F Bb |

Should you play it on the electric guitar in a band, play all these chords using CAGED shapes on the top strings with just an upstroke on every upbeat.

The same goes for the verse which has these four chords:

||: Bb (I) Gm (VI) | Eb (IV) Bb (I) :||

Members get TAB for this in five areas of the neck, here’s the one starting with an E shape.

One Love chords and TAB. Strings 1-3, E shape.

This is like an exercise that once you can execute along with the original recording in all five areas, you’ll easily move to whatever area you feel like and play One Love’s chords in an improvised way.

Members also look at an acoustic guitar arrangement that has taken the bass and drums into consideration. This is played using a capo on fret 3, thinking in the key of G.

Playing along with Bob, electric or acoustic, you need to tune down a bit, to 434Hz, use my online tuner to get on his frequency.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: One Love – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



One Love can be found on the best album ever made!

One Love is a song that Bob Marley recorded a few times. First, on his debut album in a ska, more uptempo outfit.

However, the best-known version is found on the unbelievable album Exodus (1977), linked with People Get Ready (a Curtis Mayfield cover).

In 1999, The Times magazine ranked the album #1 on their list of best albums of the 21st century, something I’m sure many musicians and artists probably agree with.

If you also take into consideration his next album and make a list of Exodus’s B-side, and the 1978 album Kaya’s A-side you get these 10 tunes in a row:

  1. Jamming
  2. Waiting In Vain
  3. Turn Your Lights Down Low
  4. Three little Birds
  5. One Love/People Get Ready
  6. Easy Skanking
  7. Kaya
  8. Is This Love
  9. Sun Is Shining
  10. Satisfy My Soul

I don’t know about you but to me, that’s the most impressive ten tunes in a row I’ve ever seen!



One Love Chords | Related Pages


Intermediate Acoustic

There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to One Love.

Most intermediate acoustic tunes can’t be played using just basic open-position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.


Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play One Love's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.


Bob Marley tunes

Bob Marley wrote One Love.

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Few artists have had such widespread recognition.

As the most widely known performer of reggae music, Bob Marley is also regarded by many as a prophet of the Rastafarian religion.


Bob Marley on the web

Listen to Bob Marley on Spotify.


Reggae & Ska

When you cna play One Love, check these Reggae and Ska tunes as well.

Originating from Jamaica as Reggae & Ska, these musical styles were largely made popular once records started to appear in the U.K.

Learn tunes from Bob Marley, Madness, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Afroman, 10cc, Men At Work, The Police, and many more.


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