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Get Up Stand Up
by Bob Marley & The Wailers

Ey, 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!

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
Half the story has never been told
And now you see the light
You stand up for your rights

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!

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

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!

We sick an' tired of your 'ism-schism game
Dyin', 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 couldn't fool all the people all the time
And now we see the light
You stand up for your rights!

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!
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight

Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight

I say now (don't give up the fight) whooa-oh, ooh-oh
Whooa-oh, ooh-oh
Whooa-oh, ooh-oh
Whooa-oh, ooh-oh

Oh, yo-yo-yo (oh, yo-yo-yo)
Oh, yo-yo-yo (oh, yo-yo-yo)
Oh, yo (oh, yo)
Oh, yo (oh, yo)
Oh, yo-yo-yo (oh, yo-yo-yo)
Oh, yo-yo-yo (oh, yo-yo-yo)
Ethiopia (Ethiopia)
Yo-o (yo-o)
Yo, Jah-Jah (yo Jah-Jah)
Yo-o (yo-o)
Yo, Jah-Jah (yo Jah-Jah)
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
I said now, whoa-a (whoa-a)
Whoa-a (whoa-a)
Oh, yo-yo-yo (oh, yo-yo-yo)
Oh, yo-yo-yo (oh, yo-yo-yo)
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight
So we won't give up the fight

You see, most people think
Great God will come from the sky
Take away everything
Make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You would look for yours on earth
And now you see the light
You stand up for your rights

Oh, yo (oh, yo)
Oh, yo-yo-yo (oh, yo-yo-yo)
Oh, yo (oh, yo)
Oh, yo-yo-yo (oh, yo-yo-yo)

Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!
Stand up for your rights!

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

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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.

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

clumsiii

you feel better now? we listen. we heard. music is our facts and we love . look what happens when ism /schism has 40 years to think about it --- look THOMMY

Matthew Tyson

Yeah, as much as I love Bob, the interpersonal stuff ruining bands is a damn shame. The Barrett brothers + Tosh + Bunny + Marley is one of the great sound-expanding combos of all time.

Pablo Pérez

@young boy little couse Every album before Natty Dread, had been put out as The Wailers, and starting with Natty Dread, it became Bob Marley and the Wailers, as Tosh and Bunny had left. The original 1973 release of Catch a Fire was put out as The Wailers, not as Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was re released in 1974 and that's when they labeled it Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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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

richardson mccall

and then there's Yellowman! been rapping before all of them

kemicon

+dETROITfUNK Kind'a, sorta. There are also those hillbilly rhymes, like the beginning of the Beverly Hillbillies. I'd say the cadence, and the 16 bars push Tosh more into the rap zone. More so than even U-roy as I would say.

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