Everyone loves Bob Marley. Here’s one of his hits that is a great piece for beginners and those looking for an intro to the reggae style. One Love/People Get Ready was first released on Bob’s fantastic album, Exodus.
The chords are very simple, but the reggae strum is a challenge if you haven’t spent time with it before. You always play on the 2 & 4 – leave a space on the 1! This is where the rest of the band and usually the melody goes! If you play the strum feeling it on the 1 & 3, you’re not doing it right. 2 & 4, 2 & 4…
This version is in the key of C, but the original recording is in Bb so if you want to play along using the tab you need to tune your ‘ukulele down a whole step to F Bb D G or shift the chords.
You can find chord charts here.
Chorus: C G One Love, one heart F C G C Let's get together and feel all right G One love, one heart F C G C Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right F C G C Sayin', Let's get together and feel all right C Am F C Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One love) Am F C There is one question I'd really love to ask (One heart) Am F C Is there a place for the hopeless sinner Am F C who has hurt all man-kind just to save his own? Believe me… Chorus> Am F C Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon, (One love) Am F C So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One song) Am F C Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner Am F C There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation Chorus>