Three Little Birds

I read Cedella Marley’s Every Little Thing at storytime when I want a bright, warm, it’s-okay-to-make-mistakes book that the caregivers can sing along with. It’s a fantastic adaptation/extension of her father Bob Marley’s song Three Little Birds, and I love how it illustrates the reassurance and support that are so important for growing strong healthy little humans.

I haven’t tried playing Marley’s original song in storytime yet, but I think I’ll incorporate it into my Winter session, the week after we read the book together. The key of D is easiest for my voice for this song, but you can also play it in A or C.


Three Little Birds
       D
Don’t worry about a thing
      G                                D
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright
D
Don’t worry about a thing
       G                               D
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright

D                                     A

Rise up this morning, smile with the rising sun
D                               G
Three little birds pitch by my doorstep
         D                       A
Singing sweet songs of melodies pure and true
          G                     D

Singing, this is my message to you...
(Repeat)

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