Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers

December 21, 2021

Today’s song is “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley & The Wailers. 

Fun Facts

  • Bob Marley and his pals Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh started a band called The Teenagers in 1963. They changed the name of their band to The Wailing Rudeboys, then changed it to The Wailing Wailers, and finally settled on the name The Wailers.
  • The band’s use of the word “wailers” was in reference to the impoverished socio-economic status of the people in Trenchtown, Jamaica.
  • The song has been covered by acts like Maroon 5, Ziggy Marley (Bob Marley’s son) and Sean Paul, and Connie Talbot.
  • While the song is called “Three Little Birds,” many people assume it’s actually called “Every Little Thing is Gonna Be All Right.” That’s understandable given the fact that that phrase is repeated many times throughout the song.
  • The song was featured on the band’s Exodus album in 1977, and it was released as a single three years later.
  • The song climbed to the 17th spot on the UK’s Top 20.
  • Some believe that Bob Marley was inspired to write the song by birds that would grace his property. Others believe the reggae legend was referring to the three female vocalists in the I Threes band that he had performed with.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

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’

Smile 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, whoo-hoo”

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’

Smile 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, whoo-hoo”

Singin’, don’t worry, about a thing

Worry about a thing, no

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 alright

Hmm don’t worry, about a thing

‘Cause a every little thing, gonna be all right

I won’t worry

Baby don’t worry, about a thing

‘Cause every little thing, is gonna be all right

Say, don’t worry about a thing, no girl

‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right

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