Music of Freedom

Bob Marley and the Wailers were invited to perforn in the Independence day Celebration in April 1980. In fact, the first official words uttered in Zimbabwe, following the raising of the new nation's flag, were, "Ladies and gentlemen, Bob Marley and The Wailers."

The song 'Zimbabwe' by Bob Marley was the tune that had inspired the ZANLA(Zimbabwe National Liberation Army).




Lyrics "Zimbabwe" Bob Marley - 1980

Every man gotta right To decide his own destiny
And in this judgment
There is no partiality
So arm in arms, with arms
We will fight this little struggle'
Cause that's the only way
We can overcome our little trouble
Brother you're right, you're right
You're right, you're right, you're so right
We gonna fight, we'll have to fight
We gonna fight, fight for our rights
Natty dread it ina Zimbabwe
Set it up ina Zimbabwe
Mash it up ina Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe
No more internal power struggle
We come together, to overcome
The little troubleSoon we will find out
Who is the real revolutionary'
Cause I don't want my people
To be contrary
Brothers you're right, you're right
You're right, you're right, you're so right
We'll have to fight, we gonna fight
We'll have to fight, fighting for our rights
Mash it up ina Zimbabwe
Natty trash it ina Zimbabwe
I and I a liberate Zimbabwe
Brother you're right, you're right
You're right, you're right, you're so right
We gonna fight, we'll have to fight
We gonna fight, fighting for our rights
To divide and rule
Could only tear us apartIn everyman chest
There beats a heartSo soon we'll find out
Who is the real revolutionaries
And I don't want my people
To be tricked by mercenaries
Brother you're right, you're right
You're right, you're right, you're so right
We gonna fight, we'll have to fight
We gonna fight, fighting for our rights
Natty trash it ina ZimbabweMash it up ina
ZimbabweSet it up ina Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe
Natty dub it ina Zimbabwe
Set it up ina Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe
Every man got a right
To decide his own destiny.

 

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