Song: The Heathen

Band: Bob Marley
Composed By: Bob Marley

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																				...THE HEATHEN... by Bob Marley
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*from 'Exodus' (1977)*




    

Intro:

Em

Chorus 1:

   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

Verse 1:

Em       C      G

 Rise up fallen fighters,
Em                  C        G

 Rise and take your stance a-gain.
Em                     C     G

 'Tis he who fight and run a-way,
                C      G

Live to fight a-nother day. With...

Chorus 2:

   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

Verse 2:

Em             C        G

 As a man sow; shall he reap,
Em               C       G

 And I know that talk is cheap.
Em                  C   G

 But the hotter the bat-tle;
Em                 C     G

 A-the sweeter Jah victo-ry.

Chorus 3:

       Em                 C      G

Put de heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

Verse 3:

Em       C      G

 Rise up fallen fighters,
Em                  C        G

 Rise and take your stance a-gain.
Em                     C     G

 'Tis he who fight and run a-way,
                C      G

Live to fight a-nother day.

Chorus 4:

   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.
   Em                 C      G

De heathen back dey, 'pon de wall,
   Em             C      G

De heathen back, 'pon de wall.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   Em      C       G


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Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)

View Just Lyrics...

De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

Rise up fallen fighters;
Rise and take your stance again.
'Tis he who fight and run away
Live to fight another day.
With de heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

As a man sow, shall he reap
And I know that talk is cheap.
But the hotter the battle
A the sweeter Jah victory.
With de heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

Rise up, fallen fighters:
Rise and take your stance again.
'Tis he who fight and run away
Live to fight another day.
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!
De heathen back dey 'pon de wall!
De heathen back, yeah, 'pon de wall!

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  • Dreams of Freedom: Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub

    Genre: Reggae Label: Axiom Records / Island Song Duration on Album: 8:37 Album Duration: 01:06:50

    Release Date: September 23, 1997

    Moods: Lazy, Bittersweet, Earthy, Laid-Back/Mellow, Soothing, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earnest, Intimate, Organic, Cheerful, Rebellious, Spiritual, Summery

    Styles: Political Reggae, Rocksteady, Ska, Roots Reggae

  • Portland '78

    Genre: Reggae Label: Holy Road Album Duration: 01:03:21

    Release Date: April 18, 2000

    Moods: Lazy, Bittersweet, Earthy, Laid-Back/Mellow, Soothing, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earnest, Intimate, Organic, Cheerful, Rebellious, Spiritual, Summery

    Styles: Political Reggae, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Ska

  • Rastaman Vibration/Survival/Exodus

    Genre: Reggae Label: Island Song Duration on Album: 2:32 Album Duration: 01:50:50

    Release Date: September 15, 2000

    Styles: Roots Reggae

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