Bob Marley – Rat Race chords

...RAT RACE... by Bob Marley

*from 'Positive Vibration' (1976)*


Cm A# Gm D#, Cm A#, Cm Ya too rude!
Cm A# Gm D#, Cm A#, Cm Chorus 1:
Cm A# Cm Oh, what a rat race, oh, what a rat race!
A# CmOh, what a rat race; this is the rat race! Rat race! (Rat race!)
Verse 1:
A#Some a lawful, some a bastard, some a jacket:
CmOh, what a rat race, yeah, rat race!
A#Some a gorgon-a, some a hooligan-a, some a guine-gog-a,
CmIn this 'ere rat race, rat race! I'm singin' that:
Verse 2:
A# When the cat's away; the mice will play.
Cm Political voilence, fill ya city, ye-ah!
A# Don't involve Rasta in your say say;
Cm Rasta don't work for no, C.I.A.
Chorus 2:
A# CmRat race, rat race, rat race, rat race! I'm sayin';
Verse 3:
A# When you think, is peace and safety; a sudden destruction.
Cm Collective security, for surety, ye-ah!
A# Don't forget your history, know your destiny;
CmIn the a-bundance of water, the fool is thirsty.
Chorus 3:
A# CmRat race, rat race, rat race, rat race,
A# CmOh, it's a dis-grace to see the human-race, in a rat race, rat race!
A#You got the horse race; you got the dog race;
CmYou got the human-race; but this is a rat race, rat race!
(Fade) CHORD DIAGRAMS: --------------- Cm A# Gm D# EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE x35543 x13331 355333 x68886 Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2005 (
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