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Bob Marley chords for Small axe

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Small Axe

by Bob Marley & The Wailers

*CAPO 3rd Fret of Guitar for Original key of A chord diagramBb majorBb
INTRO: (Riff 1)

E------------

B------------

G------------

D------------

A------0-2---

E----3-----3-     C, G, A chord diagramG7G7

(Riff 2)

E------------

B------------

G------------

D------------

A------0-2---

E----3-------     D, G, A chord diagramG7G7 (X2)

*See the CHORUS for a better example of this

VERSE:

A chord diagramC majorC                       A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramD MajorD

Why boasteth thyself.........

A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramG+G                    A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramD7D7

Playing smart .........................

                  A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramD MajorD

I say you're working .......................

            A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramD7D7

But the goodness ..............................


CHORUS:

(Riff 1 or A chord diagramG+G)   A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramG7G7

If you are ......

(Riff 2)   A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramG7G7

We are ...........

(Riff 1)          A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramG7G7

Sharpened to ...........

(Riff 2) A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramG7G7

To cut you down

etc...The only change is as following: after the second chorus, it does
this:


VERSE 3: (just harmonies)

A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramG+G

Oooooo To cut you down


Chord Shapes:

*I'm giving TWO options: The original way using 'reggae chords' and also
using

standard 'open chords' as its also fun to play it like that. Remember all
chords

are relative to the CAPO i.e play these chords with a CAPO on 3rd fret

REGGAE STYLE:

      A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramD MajorD      (OR)     A chord diagramD MajorD
A chord diagramD7D7    (OR)      A chord diagramD7D7            A chord diagramG7G7

EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE       EADGBE  EADGBE        EADGBE  EADGBE

 xx5433      xxx553      xx0232           xxx775      xx0212
xx7778       xxx767


'OPEN' CHORDS:

     A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramD7D7             A chord diagramG7G7

EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE

 320003      x3201x      xx0232      xx0212       323xxx


ORIGINAL KEY: (A chord diagramBb majorBb)


VERSE: Eb, Bb, F, A chord diagramF7F7


CHORUS: Bb, Eb, Bb, A chord diagramBb7Bb7

Bb, F, Bb, A chord diagramBb7Bb7


Tabbed by jOEl in Bristol, England (info@clumsy.info), 2003

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