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Bob Marley: Biography and Lyrics for Singing

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Bob Marley

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. He served as an ambassador for reggae music, and he sold over 20 million records throughout his career. Marley was born in St. Anne Parish, Jamaica, on February 6th, 1945 to a black teenager named Nedella Booker and a white man named Norvall Marley. He helped introduce reggae music to the world, and remains one of the genre’s most beloved artists to this day. His music told stories of his home in Jamaica, his Rastafarian religion, and politics.

In 1963, Bob Marley and his two friends Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer formed the band, “The Wailing Wailers.” The Wailers got their big break in 1972 when they got signed to Island Records. The band members went on to pursue solo careers.

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The Wailing Wailers

One of Bob Marley’s most popular songs is called “Three Little Birds.” This is an uplifting tune from Bob Marley and the Wailer’s ninth album, Exodus. It is famous for it’s reassuring refrain, “Don’t worry about a thing, cuz’ every little thing is gonna be alright.” Marley received this message from the birds that often sat on his doorstep in Kingston, Jamaica. He told Sounds magazine: “That really happened. That’s where I get my inspiration.”

Here are the lyrics to “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley:

Three Little Birds

Bob Marley & The Wailers

“Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singing’ “Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright!”

Rise up this mornin’
Smiled with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying’, (“This is my message to you”)

Singing’ “Don’t worry ’bout a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.”
Singing’ “Don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright!”

Rise up this mornin’
Smiled with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin’, “This is my message to you”

Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be alright. Don’t worry!”
Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing” I won’t worry!
“‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.”

Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright” I won’t worry!
Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing gonna be alright.”
Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright!