Three Little Birds

(cc) Scott Granneman - Flickr

(cc) Scott Granneman – Flickr

I have never been a huge fan of Reggae music. To be honest, though, I’ve never really given it much of a chance.

I was eating lunch with my good friend Zach yesterday, and the conversation turned to music. Zach is a big fan of Reggae music, and Bob Marley is his favorite artist in the genre. So I asked Zach what his favorite song is, and he quickly replied, “Three Little Birds”. I told Zach I was going to go home and find that song on the Internet and listen to it.

After lunch, I stopped by the house on the way back to the office. I fired up my desktop computer, opened my Firefox browser, and Googled “Bob Marley Three Little Birds”. What I discovered is an amazing, upbeat, incredibly infectious song that I had never heard before yesterday, and that now resides on my list of all-time favorite songs! You can listen to the song by clicking on the “Click to listen” graphic below (right after the lyrics). But then come back here, because there is one more thing I want to share with you about this song.

Lyrics:

Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Pitched by my doorstep,
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, “This is my message to you-ou-ou:”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Pitched by my doorstep,
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, “This is my message to you-ou-ou:”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing (Worry about a thing, oh!),
Every little thing gonna be all right (Don’t worry!).”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing (I won’t worry!),
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.” (I won’t worry!)
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Click to listen

 

After listening to, and becoming completely enthralled by, Bob Marley’s version of the song, I found another version on YouTube, sung by 2007 “Britain’s Got Talent” phenom Connie Talbot. I wanted to share it as well, just because it’s so stinkin’ cute!

I hope you will be as blessed as I have been by this wonderful little song with its inspiring message.

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Photo Credit:

  1. Birds on a wall, by Scott Granneman (Flickr), Creative Commons License.

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