Bob Marley - Small Axe Chords & Tabs

 

Small Axe Chords & Tabs

Bob Marley Chords & Tabs

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Small Axe Chords

   
...SMALL AXE... by Bob Marley
---------------..............

*from 'Burnin'' (1973)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: Bb)


Intro:

    G
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|-----0-2-----|
E|--3-------3--|

C  G  G7

    G
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----------|
A|-----0-2--|
E|--3-------|

D  G  G7

Verse 1:

C                 G
 Why boasteth thy-self,
  D
O heathen men?
C        G
 Playing smart,
              D
And not being clever.

             C
I say you're working,
       G
Iniqui-ty,
            D
To a-chieve vanity,
     D7
If a-so a-so.
        C
But the goodness,
   G
Of Jah-Jah,
              D     D7
En-dureth for-ever.

Chorus 1:

               C   G    G7
If you are the big tree,
           D     G    G7
We are the small axe.
             C       G
Sharpened to cut you down,
G7
 (Well sharp),
         D       G
Ready to cut you down,
   G7
Oh yeah!

Verse 2:

C              G
 These are the words,
      D
Of my master,

C   G
 No weak heart,
      D
Shall prosper.

    C
And whosoever,
          G
Diggeth a pit,
      D
Shall fall in it,
      D7
Shall fall in it.
C
 Whosoever,
          G
Diggeth a pit,
      D
Shall bury in it,
      D7
Shall bury in it.

Chorus 2:
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               C   G    G7
If you are the big tree,
           D     G    G7
We are the small axe.
             C       G
Sharpened to cut you down,
G7
 (Well sharp),
         D       G     G7
Ready to cut you down.

Bridge 1:

C
 Oooh ooh,
        G
Ooh ooh ooh,
   D       G
To cut you down.

C
 Oooh ooh,
        G
Ooh ooh ooh,
   D       G
To cut you down.

Verse 3:

C
 Whosoever,
          G
Diggeth a pit,
      D
Shall bury in it,
      D7
Shall bury in it.

Chorus 3:

               C   G    G7
If you are the big tree,
           D     G    G7
We are the small axe.
             C       G
Sharpened to cut you down,
G7
 (Well sharp),
         D       G     G7
Ready to cut you down.

Chorus 4:

               C   G    G7
If you are the big tree,
           D     G   G7
We are the small axe,
               C   G    G7
If you are the big tree,
           D     G    G7
We are the small axe.
             C       G
Sharpened to cut you down,
G7
 (Well sharp),
         D       G     G7
Ready to cut you down.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   G       C       D       G7      D7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx5433  xx5553  xx0232  xx0001  xx0212


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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