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Get Up Stand Up
The Wailers Lyrics


Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Preacher man, don't tell me
Heaven is under the earth
I know you don't know
What life is really worth
It's not all that glitters is gold
'Alf the story has never been told
So now you see the light, eh
Stand up for your rights come on

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Most people think
Great god will come from the skies
Take away everything
And make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You will look for yours on earth
And now you see the light
You stand up for your rights, Jah

Get up, stand up (Jah, Jah)
Stand up for your rights (oh-hoo)
Get up, stand up (get up, stand up)
Don't give up the fight (life is your right)
Get up, stand up (so we can't give up the fight)
Stand up for your rights (Lord, Lord)
Get up, stand up (keep on struggling on)
Don't give up the fight (yeah)

We sick an' tired of-a your ism-skism game
Dyin' 'n' goin' to Heaven inna Jesus' name, Lord
We know when we understand
Almighty god is a living man
You can fool some people sometimes
But you can't fool all the people all the time
So now we see the light (what you gonna do?)
We gonna stand up for our rights (yeah, yeah, yeah)

So you better
Get up, stand up (in the morning git it up)
Stand up for your rights (stand up for our rights)
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight (don't give it up, don't give it up)
Get up, stand up (get up, stand up)
Stand up for your rights (get up, stand up)
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight (get up, stand up)
Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh

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Nathan Dennis

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!
Preacher man, don't tell me
Heaven is under the earth
I know you don't know
What life is really worth
It's not all that glitters is gold
'Alf the story has never been told
So now you see the light, eh!
Stand up for your rights. Come on!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!
Most people think,
Great God will come from the skies
Take away everything
And make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You will look for yours on earth
And now you see the light
You stand up for your rights. Jah!
Get up, stand up! (Jah, Jah!)
Stand up for your rights! (Oh-hoo!)
Get up, stand up! (Get up, stand up!)
Don't give up the fight! (Life is your right!)
Get up, stand up! (So we can't give up the fight!)
Stand up for your rights! (Lord, Lord!)
Get up, stand up! (Keep on struggling on!)
Don't give up the fight! (Yeah!)
We sick an' tired of-a your ism-skism game
Dyin' 'n' goin' to heaven in-a Jesus' name, Lord
We know when we understand
Almighty God is a living man
You can fool some people sometimes
But you can't fool all the people all the time
So now we see the light (What you gonna do?)
We gonna stand up for our rights! (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)
So you better
Get up, stand up! (In the morning! Git it up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Stand up for our rights!)
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight! (Don't give it up, don't give it up!)
Get up, stand up! (Get up, stand up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up!
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight!



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Thommy Berlin

NOT co written, but written by Peter Tosh, and the name of the band ISN'T 
'Bob Marley and the Wailers' it's 'The Wailers'. Putting Bob Marley's name in front was a marketing scheme, that contributed to Peter Tosh AND Bunny Wailer's departure.
Sadly their contribution to Reggae isn't widely understood, (Tosh taught the other two to play, and is thought to be responsible for putting the guitar on two and four... the sound most think of AS Reggae) and they have never gotten their proper's.

Big Ben

I believe they all wrote it as done with most of their songs but Peter and Bob were the ones who contributed to this song

Noan Manji

Yes, thank you

Orapeleng Mokgeledi

Kyou Honma Joe Higgs. But Tosh taught them guitar 🎸

Mark Lee

@Sayeeda Hodo Burnin was not the first ISLAND lp. that was Catch a Fire. The first Upsetter (Lee Perry) lp was Soul Rebels; the follow up was Soul Revolution Pt II and Beverley's Leslie Kong produced Best of the Wailers. Before that Studio 1 had produced Wailers lps.

Mark Lee

Late to this but this is hearsay. The earliest recordings by Studio 1 was by Bob Marley and the Wailers after their Wailing Wailers era (six person group). All the recvordings of their Wain n Soul and Tuff Gong labels list Bab Marley and the Wailers where Marley did the lead. The contract with Island records was signed by each individually and then sub-titles "p/k/a Bob Marley and the Wailers". I am told p/k/p is the abbreviation for popularly known as.
As to who wrote this particular song, the fact that Peter uses different lyrics on his album and in live performances strongly suggests that it was a co-written song, but I stand to be corrected. Still, you can see images to the sleeve and the vinyl disk that credit "Marley Tosh". https://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=709550

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kemicon

Peter Tosh basically invents rapping on this track.

swethc

Pigmeat Markham in '68. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvMBxlu62c0

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