Everybody loves Bob Marley. Certainly it is because of songs like this that are so simple, but so groovy.
Easy Skanking is off of Bob’s great Kaya album. It has four chords, but only in pairs found throughout each section – A to F#m and D to C#m. Which is great because you can take the time to get familiar with those chords without feeling pressured to make it through all four in one go. Add in a reggae strum on the 2 and 4 beats and you’re good to go!
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A F#m (x2) Chorus: A Easy Skanking, (skanking it easy), F#m Easy Skanking, (skanking it slow). A Easy Skanking, (skanking it easy), F#m Easy Skanking, (skanking it slow). Verse: A Ex-cuse me while I light my spliff, (spliff), F#m Oh God, I got to take a lift, (lift). A From re-ality I just can't drift, (drift), F#m That's why I'm staying with this riff, (riff). Chorus> D C#m We're taking it easy, (ooh, wah, da, da, da), D C#m We're taking it slow, (ooh, wah, da, da, da). D C#m D C#m Taking it easy, got to take it slow, so... Chorus> Verse> Chorus> D C#m Herb for my wine, (ooh, wah, da, da, da), D C#m Honey for my strong drink, (ooh, wah, da, da, da). D C#m D C#m Herb for my wine, honey for my strong drink. Chorus x2>