Bob Marley and The Wailers - ONE LOVE

First performance: 30/07/1987


Coverinfo

1987-07-30 - GREEN PARROT, NEPTUNE, NJ (Jah Love)
While working on 'Tunnel of Love,' Bruce joined Jah Love for a handful of impromptu performances in 1987 in the green Parrot with Jah Love & The Survivors .
 
ONE LOVE/PEOPLE GET READY - BORN IN THE U.S.A. / MY HOMETOWN in reggae version were on the setlist  
 
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"One Love/People Get Ready" is a reggae/rhythm and blues song by Bob Marley & The Wailers from their 1977 album Exodus. It was first recorded in a ska style by Marley's original group, The Wailers in 1965 and was released as a single. This version was later included on their first singles compilation The Wailing Wailers in 1966.
The song contains an interpretation of The Impressions' song "People Get Ready" written by Curtis Mayfield. The original recording of the song does not credit Mayfield's song and is simply titled "One Love" - this is because copyright law was not enforced for Jamaican recordings at this time. When the famous version was recorded for Island in 1977 it was titled "One Love/People Get Ready" and credited Mayfield (as Island wanted to avoid copyright problems) and it gives co-authorship credits to both Marley and Mayfield
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

1973-07-18 - MAX'S KANSAS CITY, NEW YORK CITY, NY
 
Bruce and the band were headlining a show and The Wailers (lineup including Bob Marley and Peter Tosh) were opening.
 
 
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Lyrics

One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One love)
Hear the children crying (One heart)
Sayin', "Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Sayin', "Let's get together and feel all right
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (one love)
There is one question I'd really love to ask (one heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me
One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (one love)
So shall it be in the end (one heart)
Alright, give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Let's get together and feel all right
One more thing
Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (one love)
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (one song)
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation
Sayin', one love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
I'm pleading to mankind (one love)
Oh, Lord (one heart) whoa
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Let's get together and feel all right
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Let's get together and feel all right