What life has taught me
I would like to share with
Those who want to learn…

Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war

That until there are no longer first class
And second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man’s skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes
Me say war

That until the basic human rights are equally
Guaranteed to all, without regard to race
Dis a war

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace, world citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
To be persued, but never attained
Now everywhere is war

War in the east, war in the west
War up north, war down south
War, war, rumours of war

© Bob Marley (m. retorisk hjælp fra Haile Selassie I, King of Kings of Ethiopia)

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  1. I 1968 indspillede Bob Marley sammen med The Wailers, da de bare hed The Wailers, singlen ’Selassie Is The Chapel’ i bare 26 kopier. Nummeret gik på melodien fra c&w-evergreenen ’Crying In The Chapel’.

    Her kommer teksten, melodien må I forstille jer.

    ”Haile Selassie is the Chapel
    Power of the Trinity (Trinity, Trinity is He)
    Build your mind on this direction
    Serve the living God and live (Living God and Live)
    Take your troubles to Selassie
    He is the only King of Kings (King of kings, King of kings is he)
    Conquering Lion of Judah
    Triumphantly we all must sing (All must sing, all must sing)
    I search and I search on book of Man
    In the Revelation, look what I find
    Haile Selassie is the Chapel
    And the world should know (All should know, all should know)
    That man is the Angel
    Our God, the King of Kings”

    © Mortimer Planno

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