One Love ʻUkulele Chords By Bob Marley

exodus album coverEveryone loves Bob Marley. You’ll love him even more with these easy ʻukulele chords for “One Love”.

This hit song 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.

5
(1)
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:
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

            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:
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

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The ʻukulele chords for One Love 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… Check out the link above for a whole lesson on this strumming style.

Here’s some inspiration for the rhythms and stylings of reggae. Not quite this song, but the guy is crazy!

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 ʻukulele down a whole step to F Bb D G or shift the chords.

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Brad Bordessa
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I’m an ‘ukulele artist from Honokaʻa, Hawaiʻi, where I run this site from a little plantation house in the jungle. I’ve taught workshops internationally, made Herb Ohta Jr. laugh until he cried, and once jammed with HAPA onstage in my boardshorts. More about me