Who Sang Get Up, Stand Up? The Wailers

The Wailers Burnin’ cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973-10-19
length: 3:18
producer: The Wailers and Chris Blackwell
mixer: Tony Platt and Phill Brown
recording engineer: Sylvan Morris
Some other versions of "Get Up, Stand Up"

Lyrics
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!

Preacher man, don't tell me
Heaven is under the earth
I know you don't know
What life is really worth
It's not all that glitters is gold
'Alf the story has never been told
So now you see the light, eh!
Stand up for your rights. Come on!

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!

Most people think,
Great God will come from the skies
Take away everything
And make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You will look for yours on earth
And now you see the light
You stand up for your rights. Jah!

Get up, stand up! (Jah, Jah!)
Stand up for your rights! (Oh-hoo!)
Get up, stand up! (Get up, stand up!)
Don't give up the fight! (Life is your right!)
Get up, stand up! (So we can't give up the fight!)
Stand up for your rights! (Lord, Lord!)
Get up, stand up! (Keep on struggling on!)
Don't give up the fight! (Yeah!)

We sick an' tired of-a your ism-skism game
Dyin' 'n' goin' to heaven in-a Jesus' name, Lord
We know when we understand
Almighty God is a living man
You can fool some people sometimes
But you can't fool all the people all the time
So now we see the light (What you gonna do?)
We gonna stand up for our rights! (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)

So you better
Get up, stand up! (In the morning! Git it up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Stand up for our rights!)
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight! (Don't give it up, don't give it up!)
Get up, stand up! (Get up, stand up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up!
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight!

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Get Up, Stand Up
  • 2 Hallelujah Time
  • 3 I Shot the Sheriff
  • 4 Burnin’ and Lootin’
  • 5 Put It On
  • 6 Small Axe
  • 7 Pass It On
  • 8 Duppy Conqueror
  • 9 One Foundation
  • 10 Rasta Man Chant

  • Release information
    label: Tuff Gong
    country(area): Jamaica
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin