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Bob Marley — Three Little Birds
Album: Exodus
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7.9

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Released: 1984
Length: 2:54
Plays (last 30 days): 1
"Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright"
Singin', "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright"

Rise up this mornin', smile with the risin' sun
Three little birds perched by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs of melodies pure and true
Sayin', "This is my message to you"

Singin', "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singin', "Don't worry (Don't worry) 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Rise up this mornin', smiled with the risin' sun
Three little birds perched by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs of melodies pure and true
Sayin', "This is my message to you"

Meaning "Don't worry about a thing"
Worry 'bout a thing, no
"Every little thing gonna be alright"
Don't worry
Singin', "Don't worry about a thing"
I won't worry
"'Cause every little thing gonna be alright"

Meaning "Don't worry 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright"
I won't worry
Singin', "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright"

Said he don't worry, a-worry 'bout a thing, no no
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright
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My daughter's best friend died from a heroin OD 2 years ago, and his parents carved 3 little birds on his tombstone because he loved this song.  Thinking of you, Tanner!
 Rockit9 wrote:
 Bob made this happy gem with his god loving talent & enormous spirit. Mary Jane was not involved at all.
 

I mean, I'm pretty sure Mary Jane was there. Maybe not involved, who can say, but with Bob, she was always hanging around...
Listened to this entire album on a pilgrimage to Nine Mile, Jamaica.  A true classic.  My only regret was not discovering Bob when he was still alive. 
 MackStar wrote:
Initially rated it 9. But no, it is a 10.

 
Agreed!  I just bumped it to the 10 it deserves...hell this album (Exodus) is pretty close to perfect to my ears...Long Live RP!!
 Bob made this happy gem with his god loving talent & enormous spirit. Mary Jane was not involved at all.
This song has become a favorite of the supporters of FC Ajax Amsterdam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHv8UmOhj04

 crogers wrote:
If this song isn't working for you, consider the possibility that you're just wound a bit too tightly.  

I like to think that a life lived well is one full of play, love, compassion and exploration - regardless of who you are or what your situation is.  Maybe the society and/or community and/or family you grew up in have convinced you, against your better innate judgement, that you're not allowed to be a happy, carefree person unless you are generally miserable, overworked, fearful and cynical. Maybe you've suffered a blow in the past that you refuse to let go of and it's been chewing on you from the inside ever since.  Perhaps your chosen profession or your chosen life partner or your chosen inebriate has been slowly poisoning the happy person that you used to be and the passing of the long years has masked the process, such that you don't even know how you got to where you are — where you've forgotten what it means to be really happy — where you're just trying to make it through each day.  So many good people are so damn sad.

You have more power over your own life than you may think you do.  The sun will rise tomorrow, life will go on and you can change.  Sometimes the key is to throw it all away — to stop worrying, to have faith in yourself and in the universe that everything will be alright.  The song repeats its message because it' bears repeating:  Let it go and really live.

 

 
well then!  I DID NOT know you had this in you @crogers - and I'm so happy to have found this gem of a comment on a gem of a song sung by a gem of a man.  

Your message kind of reminds me of the Johnny Mathis song from 1973 "Life is a Song Worth Singing" - which Teddy Pendergass turned into a #1 R&B (or Soul?) Album in (I think) 1978. I tried adding this to the RP Library and no go....it's one of the more important tracks in my life, both the message and the great instrumentation: 

https://youtu.be/OZoXfjkMGuA

Life is a song worth singing

Don't like the way you're living, too bad
Can't change your life 'cause it's out of your hand, so sad
So you sit on your pants and holler
'Cause the world ain't been treating you right
Don't you know you contain the power
To control destiny with your mind
You control what you do with your life
You're a fool if you think you're helpless
Can't change your life 'cause it's out of your hand, so sad, no
You got the power, use it, use it
You got to control destiny with your mind
Right here, right here, right here
You decide what to do with your life, well, well
Life is a song worth singing

 


Initially rated it 9. But no, it is a 10.
Never knew that was the name of this song.
Already up to 9, should I bump it up to 10.  Bob Marley & the Wailer proves that great music comes from anywhere.  Good to have an open mind about such.  {#Cool}
This song is from 1977, not 1984.  Great song, and timeless.
 every little thing gonna be alright!

hayduke2 wrote:

WOW MAN!  2001!  woo-hoo dude party on  ; )

 


 TerryS wrote:
Posted: Dec 22, 2001 - 14:08
 

"reminds me of being in art school 12 years ago with my friends billy & dave, stoned beyond belief, running down a hill in the summer at a party on the north side of pittsburgh. they wouldn't stop singing this. 
probably the only bob marley song i like. :D"

This is probably the oldest comment I  can remember. 
TS

 
WOW MAN!  2001!  woo-hoo dude party on  ; )
....... totalling outstanding 
Posted: Dec 22, 2001 - 14:08
 

"reminds me of being in art school 12 years ago with my friends billy & dave, stoned beyond belief, running down a hill in the summer at a party on the north side of pittsburgh. they wouldn't stop singing this. 
probably the only bob marley song i like. :D"

This is probably the oldest comment I  can remember. 
TS
Uhhh... yeah - thanks, man! 


ertefer wrote:
 thanks man!

 


 Poolguy wrote:


Beautifully said!

  thanks man!


 crogers wrote:
If this song isn't working for you, consider the possibility that you're just wound a bit too tightly.  

I like to think that a life lived well is one full of play, love, compassion and exploration - regardless of who you are or what your situation is.  Maybe the society and/or community and/or family you grew up in have convinced you, against your better innate judgement, that you're not allowed to be a happy, carefree person unless you are generally miserable, overworked, fearful and cynical. Maybe you've suffered a blow in the past that you refuse to let go of and it's been chewing on you from the inside ever since.  Perhaps your chosen profession or your chosen life partner or your chosen inebriate has been slowly poisoning the happy person that you used to be and the passing of the long years has masked the process, such that you don't even know how you got to where you are — where you've forgotten what it means to be really happy — where you're just trying to make it through each day.  So many good people are so damn sad.

You have more power over your own life than you may think you do.  The sun will rise tomorrow, life will go on and you can change.  Sometimes the key is to throw it all away — to stop worrying, to have faith in yourself and in the universe that everything will be alright.  The song repeats its message because it' bears repeating:  Let it go and really live.

 

 

Beautifully said!
Liked this song always, it was the first song that I heard when I was about to become a dad, and now, 3 little birds later....I love it.
 
If this song isn't working for you, consider the possibility that you're just wound a bit too tightly.  

I like to think that a life lived well is one full of play, love, compassion and exploration - regardless of who you are or what your situation is.  Maybe the society and/or community and/or family you grew up in have convinced you, against your better innate judgement, that you're not allowed to be a happy, carefree person unless you are generally miserable, overworked, fearful and cynical. Maybe you've suffered a blow in the past that you refuse to let go of and it's been chewing on you from the inside ever since.  Perhaps your chosen profession or your chosen life partner or your chosen inebriate has been slowly poisoning the happy person that you used to be and the passing of the long years has masked the process, such that you don't even know how you got to where you are — where you've forgotten what it means to be really happy — where you're just trying to make it through each day.  So many good people are so damn sad.

You have more power over your own life than you may think you do.  The sun will rise tomorrow, life will go on and you can change.  Sometimes the key is to throw it all away — to stop worrying, to have faith in yourself and in the universe that everything will be alright.  The song repeats its message because it' bears repeating:  Let it go and really live.

 
is this calypso or reggae?
 gjr wrote:
shane victorino

three run double

Red Sox World Series Champs!!!!
every little thing gonna be alright 

 
Worst to first to worst to...?
 richlister wrote:
I suppose, you can say "Don't worry... about a thing..." when you have no job, live on the beach, smoke weed and drink Red Stripe all day, innit... mon?
 
Which is indeed what this song, and all his songs, sound like.

The more i listen to this song "Three Little Birds" never get tired, whose original by Bob Marley and the Wailers, first published in 1977 (album "Exodus"). Simplicity, hope, positivism, although Bob Marley have been a fighter, a nonconformist. It is the type of songs that did not choose age, being transversal to all ages, any time, but nevertheless, even after almost 4 decades, has particular impact on new generations, recall here cover by very young British singer Connie Talbot. Stephen Marley - Three Little Birds  (Bing Lounge).


shane victorino

three run double

Red Sox World Series Champs!!!!


every little thing gonna be alright 
 joelbb wrote:
Boring and mindlessly repetitious is boring and mindlessly repetitious, I don't care HOW banal your tastes may be.  I'm dropping my score from a 2 to a 1.
 
. . . says someone who rated Grateful Dead a 10. 
This is one of the world's all time greatest songs. Sorry to the haters, but few popular songs have survived so long so well.
Always makes me smile.
 Poacher wrote:

Joe, I think the ratings speak for themselves. I can understand people not liking Bob or indeed Reggae in general but there is certainly a place for both here at RP. 

Just chill, reggae for me us way underplayed here and if it grates for you, then use PSD or wait a couple of mins. . . something great will be along before you know it. 
 
Boring and mindlessly repetitious is boring and mindlessly repetitious, I don't care HOW banal your tastes may be.  I'm dropping my score from a 2 to a 1.
Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhh!!  Somebody just shoot me.  Tedium and tediumer
I suppose, you can say "Don't worry... about a thing..." when you have no job, live on the beach, smoke weed and drink Red Stripe all day, innit... mon?
 joelbb wrote:
Bill, you have mostly terrific taste in music, but your obsession with this second (third?) rate but popular performer does get tedious.  He is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY overplayed on RP.
 
Joe, I think the ratings speak for themselves. I can understand people not liking Bob or indeed Reggae in general but there is certainly a place for both here at RP. 

Just chill, reggae for me us way underplayed here and if it grates for you, then use PSD or wait a couple of mins. . . something great will be along before you know it. 
Bill, you have mostly terrific taste in music, but your obsession with this second (third?) rate but popular performer does get tedious.  He is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY overplayed on RP.
Puts me in the mood for some of those fruity rum drinks,,, keep em coming..
{#Daisy}{#Daisy}{#Daisy}
Ahhhhhhhhhh......
can anyone possibly have a problem with thsi song.... if so... keep it to yourself.

Tanya Donelly, daughter and friends

June 18, 2010, Joe's Pub, New York City, Tanya Donelly, her daughter Gracie, and Gracie's friends perform a few songs together to celebrate the release of "Sing Me to Sleep - Indie Lullabies" (which I co-produced with Joe Spadaro at American Laundromat Records). Tanya recorded a cover of "Moon River" for the award-winning compilation, and Marley´s Three Little Birds. Video and audio recordings by Thomas Polansky of autolyzeband.com.   ~ on May 1, 2011

(Marley´s Three Little Birds begins at 4:20 min) candy & funny! I think also pleased to B. Marley.



One of my favorite Marley tunes.  I used to sing this to my twins in the NICU.  Now they're in high school.
What a great way to start the day!
....and Life's too short...{#Yes}
Musical perfection.
I was beginning to lose faith in this playlist, but this little piece of gold has cheered me up no end. Musical perfection.
I was worried this mornin', but these three birds told me not to worry and that every little thing's gonna be alright...i feel betta. {#Umbrella}{#Umbrella}{#Umbrella}{#Notworthy}

This one will always get to me.  I remember playing it for my mom the first time she got breast cancer.  (She beat it that time, and had a good 12 year run!)

A very good place to Be
 gatorade wrote:
Not worrying at all...trustin' Bob.
 
trusting Bill!

Not worrying at all...trustin' Bob.
 SirLars wrote:
10!!!

and now I'm not worrying 'bout a t'ing... 

 
I wit' you, mon!  {#Sunny}
So good for de soul!  {#Good-vibes}

 jlind wrote:
What I wouldn't to do get RP to stop playing reggae.
 
No disrespect for everyone who loves this song and reggae in general, I am glad it gives you happiness. But I am with jlind. {#Headache}
10!!!

and now I'm not worrying 'bout a t'ing... 

I play this for my 3 daughters, all 3 start jumping, dancing, and singing along.  Life just seems so much better after we all hear this song.  It really puts things back in to perspective.
Timeless and impossible to overexpose; try as they may!{#Lol}

I used to play/sing this song in the morning when I woke my daughter up for school when she was a little. Always guaranteed she would get up with a smile, rather than a frown.


I wonder if there's a reason that I've heard this song twice this morning.  First on Live105 on the way to work and just now...
Words to live by. Thanks Bob.
 ryuujin23 wrote:


And then there are those like me who obviously haven't smoked enough weed to understand reggae. {#Cheesygrin}

 

...and you are the one who does Free Range Data Monkey as occupation, what is it that you smoke then?

I do like your comment on Vieux Farka Toure - Bullet the Blue Sky A LOT

I like Reggae, it's nice to dance, a bit of Africa, a bit of Latin, not too bad...you should try :)
This just makes me feel happy.
jlind wrote:
What I wouldn't to do get RP to stop playing reggae.


careful, there, Chief:

jlind wrote:
 jlind wrote:
What I wouldn't to do get RP to stop playing reggae.
 
Dude... just ask for some really REALLY good underplayed reggae and you might just be happy.

What I wouldn't to do get RP to stop playing reggae.
 ryuujin23 wrote:


And then there are those like me who obviously haven't smoked enough weed to understand reggae. {#Cheesygrin}

  You don't need to be Rastafarian — da groove jes gotta move ya, mon! {#Sunny}
{#Dancingbanana}{#Guitarist}{#Bananajam} {#Drummer}      {#Guitarist}{#Bananapiano}


 Cruithne3753 wrote:
Some people don't seem to understand... with reggae, it's all in the groove...
 

And then there are those like me who obviously haven't smoked enough weed to understand reggae. {#Cheesygrin}

We are dancing around the living room with the babies on a Monday morn. Doesn't get any better than this!

I never get tired of listening to Bob.


I love hearing this right now. 
Normally I'm completely over this song, but this morning it sounds great... guess I'm in the right mood for it.

dionysius wrote:
:lol:
:whistle: :cheesygrin: :whistle: :music: :cheesygrin:
Bill you are evil. Not another addiction.
That's more like it! :sunny:
a_genuine_find wrote:
Hmmmm... I thought this song was off of KAYA... must be too much Kaya!
It was actually from Exodus. But I believe 'Legend' has become more popular than any of the original releases. It is a very good compilation. But there is some magic on those original albums that can't be reproduced in any compilation.
Hmmmm... I thought this song was off of KAYA... must be too much Kaya!
"every little thing gonna be alright...." That's exactly what I need today. Thx Bob & Bill. :cheesygrin: :good-vibes:
jah_blessed wrote:
Indisputable proof that this is a good song. Children don't lie.
Yeah? Ever ask one who got into the cookie jar? LOL
This song got me through some tough times. Thanks, Bob.
Love me some Buddha Bob. :sunny:
dogpound wrote:
over played
Don't care. 10+++!
dogpound wrote:
over played
play over again!
Makes me want to change the channel... Even if it is a great song I hear it way too much. :yawn: :yawn:
over played
That's a 10, no doubt about it YEAH!!!
Happy Birthday Bob......
nuggler wrote:
Pity this poor ...person. He/she/it has a hole in its soul....
I'm glad you seem to have the power to make those judgment calls... And I made my comment, in what, May 2005? Are you just diggin' now?
masterhead wrote:
That is really cool... Your dog have probably better musical perception than some of the Radio Paradise listeners...Who would give a low rate (1) to this wondeful song?!!
ploafmaster wrote:
I would. And I did.......but you don't have a right to say that a dog has better musical perception than I.
Heh heh Pity this poor ...person. He/she/it has a hole in its soul....
Some people don't seem to understand... with reggae, it's all in the groove...
russteaches wrote:
A classic for a reason. No matter how many times I hear it, I never get sick of this song.
It can't be explained any better!
A classic for a reason. No matter how many times I hear it, I never get sick of this song.
A perfect time to play this song. Thank you RP.
jlind wrote:
I don't like regaee because the sound annoys the hell out of me.
:roflol: I agree. I just don't see the appeal of reggae. Maybe more drugs would help me appreciate this.
What can someone say about Bob Marley that hasn't been said a million times over already? This collection in particular cannot possibly get worn out; I've listened to it countless times, yet I still want to hear it more and more. You know that question you get every once in awhile, "If you were stranded on a desert island (presumably with a cd player and plenty of batteries), what album would you bring with you"? This would have to top my list.
man.. i wish you guys would play this every day around 3 PM CST... it helps put the work-related stress in perspective!
Needed this one today! Thanks RP!!
happy happy! i may now commence bouncing around the room joyfully (don't say a WORD, phish fans!)
I don't know how to explain it, but this is my all time favorite Bob Marley song..
This may well be Bob Marley's greatest work.
jah_blessed wrote:
Indisputable proof that this is a good song. Children don't lie.
Thanks RP, For Me...Brother Robert equals Going to church. :sunny: :sunny:
plain and simple, this song makes people happy
:biggrin:
troubadour27 wrote:
My little baby girl absolutely loves this song. She can be crying her eyes out and if my wife and I sing this she'll stop. Thanks Bob.
Indisputable proof that this is a good song. Children don't lie.
I don't know jack shit about music but this song makes me feel good....and thats good nuff for me.
:sunny: :yes: :bounce: :dance: :dancingbanana: :good-vibes:
My little baby girl absolutely loves this song. She can be crying her eyes out and if my wife and I sing this she'll stop. Thanks Bob.
"Don't worry everythings gonoig to be alright" when Bob sings it, I believe it.....
ploafmaster wrote:
I would. And I did. Do you have a PhD in Music? Are you an expert on what good music is? Even if you were, are you an expert on what is considered good to other people? Why is it that so many listeners here can't deal with someone having different musical tastes? To me, this song is not wonderful...it's a dull as most other Reggae...painfully repetitive one-drop drumbeat, dull instrumentation otherwise. You can disagree with that, and it's your right, but you don't have a right to say that a dog has better musical perception than I.
I agree with you and I also gave it a 1. I find Reggae to be absolutely palling. (not appalling, mind you, but palling) Don't you just love these listeners who tell everyone what they should like, and insult those who don't?
:daisy: :daisy: :daisy:
This song NEVER gets old...ever. It's always a listening pleasure! :good-vibes:
Fair enough to not be into the song, everyone has different tastes, blah, blah, but I just don't see how you can dish out the likes of 1's or 2's here. 1's, like 10's, ought to be used rarely, otherwise they don't mean shit. If Billy Ray Cyrus made it on here ,somehow, and naturally got a 1, there'd be no distinction in the one contingents views on him and Bob, and that'd suggest a not so discerning mind.
Bob always makes me believe that everything WILL be alright. :) It's gonna be a good day.. :good-vibes:
I just came in to work and turned on my Rp and this song was just starting, PERFECT!
Such an uplifting tune! :smile:
DisplacedNorthrnr wrote:
Seems to be lots of negative comments about this and other reggae on RP based on the music's rather "simple" stylings. If you're rating a genre of music largely on technical merit and that is your basis for whether or not you will listen to it, then you're not getting reggae. Not that there's anything wrong with that.... I don't like (or get) a lot of abstract art either.
I don't like regaee because the sound annoys the hell out of me.
Seems to be lots of negative comments about this and other reggae on RP based on the music's rather "simple" stylings. If you're rating a genre of music largely on technical merit and that is your basis for whether or not you will listen to it, then you're not getting reggae. Not that there's anything wrong with that.... I don't like (or get) a lot of abstract art either.
My 2 year old loves this song! She always asks, "Daddy, Can we sing the bird song?" and I'll be damned if she doesn't know most of the lyrics...
masterhead wrote:
That is really cool... Your dog have probably better musical perception than some of the Radio Paradise listeners...Who would give a low rate (1) to this wondeful song?!!
I would. And I did. Do you have a PhD in Music? Are you an expert on what good music is? Even if you were, are you an expert on what is considered good to other people? Why is it that so many listeners here can't deal with someone having different musical tastes? To me, this song is not wonderful...it's a dull as most other Reggae...painfully repetitive one-drop drumbeat, dull instrumentation otherwise. You can disagree with that, and it's your right, but you don't have a right to say that a dog has better musical perception than I.
My wife and I have bittersweet memories about this song. This was her sister's favorite song and was played at her funeral. :( She lived on Tortola and died there in a car accident. She was something of a free spirit and her family thought this song summed up her view on life.