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Tracy Chapman — Three Little Birds (Live)
Album: Telling Stories (Bonus CD)
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:15
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Don't worry about a thing
'cause every little thing gonna be all right
Singin': "don't worry about a thing
'cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin'
Smiled with the risin' sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin', "this is my message to you-ou-ou:"

Singin': "don't worry 'bout a thing,


'cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin', "this is my message to you-ou-ou:"

Singin': "don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right
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 dmcanany wrote:
Perhaps this is an allusion to the inauguration tomorrow?
 your comment is an allusion to (sorry, indication of) ignorance.
 smommits wrote:

No kidding---I am NOT a fan of the original, but this one gets me!

 me too!  Nor am I  a 'fan' of Tracy Chapman, but when this came on, I was like wow, who is this?

Perhaps this is an allusion to the inauguration tomorrow?
 merobreno wrote:
Every now and then comes a worthy cover. This is one of those IMHO.
 
No kidding---I am NOT a fan of the original, but this one gets me!

 radioparadise9 wrote:


TrevorWGoodchild wrote:
RP is playing Bob Marley right now but shows Tracy Chapman 2 Little Birds, even after refreshing the screen.


Time to clean your ears .... it IS Tracy Chapman

She's paid her dues ... she can sing whatever she likes


 

And his eyes too. It shows Tracy Chapman Three Little Birds ...
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Stay well everybody
No Corona on RP
 
Plenty of corona in the (Dis)United States

Are you tired of winning yet?


 TrevorWGoodchild wrote:
RP is playing Bob Marley right now but shows Tracy Chapman 2 Little Birds, even after refreshing the screen. 
 
Time to clean your ears .... it IS Tracy Chapman

She's paid her dues ... she can sing whatever she likes


RP is playing Bob Marley right now but shows Tracy Chapman 2 Little Birds, even after refreshing the screen. 
Inspiration at this troubling time for Humanity, takes you to a nicer place.
Stay well everybody
No Corona on RP
Every now and then comes a worthy cover. This is one of those IMHO.
why play this when the original is so much better?
I'm digging this more than I thought I would.  It has a nice bounce to it.
I had to skip this one, as I do almost every TC song these days. Her music just sounds a bit cheesy in this day and age.
{#Bananapiano}
 LizK wrote:
{#Bananajam}Bob would approve!

 
I really find this hard to believe!!
I had to turn away from my work and see who this was.  Nice.  Lots of energy.

I'm hoping there will be more played from this album.

Graham
Somewhere in Kuwait 
Yes, every little thing is gon'a be alright ..thanks Tracey and RP!
not a fan of the warble 
Awful version- and her singing isn't that good in this track either with a few flat notes here and there. I'd much rather listen to the Bob Marley original please!
 Poacher wrote:

What a good idea! Let's have miserable songs and lyrics all day every day! Let's not play kinds of music that don't quite fit into your narrow view of what is right and wrong so it all sounds the same and is also really negative. 

(/sarc) 

 
Well said!
You Brighton-ed my day! 
 cbazinet wrote:
Just  lovely.  Play again.  

 
Agreed cbazinet....     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkQiq9_JOfA
 Philly_Joe wrote:
ENOUGH of the Caribbean Crap........I hate this feel good junk 
 
What a good idea! Let's have miserable songs and lyrics all day every day! Let's not play kinds of music that don't quite fit into your narrow view of what is right and wrong so it all sounds the same and is also really negative. 

(/sarc) 
Just God-awful. The world doesn't need another Buffy St. Marie.
Just  lovely.  Play again.  
 miguel1220 wrote:
Some sour notes for sure..and btw I've never understood the Tracy Chapman phenomena..outside of 1 original song, her whole career has been covers and being an 80's icon..oh well..
 
Apparently you've lived under a rock since "Fast Car". lol Tracy has done a lot of great stuff than just that album and covers since then.

But thx for playing!
 Philly_Joe wrote:
ENOUGH of the Caribbean Crap........I hate this feel good junk 
 
Kind of my sentiments.  A little bit goes a long way and Bill has been adding too much of late.
"Caribbean Crap" is an oxymoron.

Philly_Joe wrote:
ENOUGH of the Caribbean Crap........I hate this feel good junk 
 


granted this song sucks but not true at all. 

miguel1220 wrote:
...outside of 1 original song, her whole career has been covers and being an 80's icon..oh well..
 


Shane Victorino up to bat again?
 Philly_Joe wrote:
ENOUGH of the Caribbean Crap........I hate this feel good junk 
 
Perhaps Philly_Joe needs a hug. Wait...a hug that doesn't feel good.
ENOUGH of the Caribbean Crap........I hate this feel good junk 
Excellent send-off for my staycation....
Nice job!  I only caught the tail end, but this song always puts a smile on my face.  Tracy seems to do a good job of it. 7 for now until I hear it again.
{#Bananajam}Bob would approve!
Bugger.  Can't find it on iTunes!!
HI .. FROM THE UK.

CAN WE HAVE A GRATFUL DEAD NIGHT.. ITIS MIDNIGHT HERE AND WE ARE WORKING LATE
PLLLEAASSEE

RICH 
well the Tracy Chapman song was about the best version I have ever heard !
 
While we're at it, a guitarist is hitting wrong notes.
Lol, Happy New Year!
 
 Darkmatter wrote:
Geez, tough crowd to please indeed. Granted, Bob Marley's original is way better than this rendition, but it is not that bad. Get off your hyperbole addiction, whiners.
 
Indeed.  I regularly "sing" covers of many songs, just because it gives me joy to do so.  (Whether it gives joy to those listening to me is another matter...)  I think Chapman just liked the song and decided to record it, and did a pretty decent job to boot.  Yeah it doesn't really compare to the original, but so what? Certainly not worth a 1, at least from those who like the original.

 Alpine wrote:
She's gonna smoke a turd in hell for this. ONE
 
How do you REALLY feel about it? Dude, that is one funny ass comment.


BEAUTIFUL SONG
Geez, tough crowd to please indeed. Granted, Bob Marley's original is way better than this rendition, but it is not that bad. Get off your hyperbole addiction, whiners. :moon:
maLeFunKtion wrote:
I uploaded this as my first RP upload today (expecting no hope of it being accepted by Bill), so I thought I'd throw some pennies in for why I did so. Of note, I'm really new to this as I only registered today, so please don't get me all wrong :| Personally, I like the fact that this rendition is sang by a woman. Master Marley's is undoubtedly the best, but there's something definitely added by a woman singing it. Also, it featured on a bonus CD and wasn't necessarily part of a start-to-finish album. To me it's her homage to one of the greats. Lastly... since the lyrics and melody are timeless, it always makes me smile :roflol:
So.........You are the one.
She's gonna smoke a turd in hell for this. ONE
eastcoast wrote:
I don't agree, covering a song doesn't mean change it by making it your own. I have heard too many artist totally butcher songs by making them thier own. To divert to far from the original often takes away the feel of the song, so that she doesn't change the song except the voice, is not neccessarily a bad thing...of coarse a direct copy can be boring so there is a fine here.
I agree... plus, this is a "Bob" song. And it was live, probably more a tribute than a "make it my own" deal.
Sure, Bob's version was waaay better. But I do remember seeing Tracy for free in Gainesville, FL (at UF) for free in an outdoor concert. (Back in the daaaay.) Wish she'd do more. Excellent voice.
emleamy wrote:
Well, this isn't that bad but the music closely resembles the original, so the only difference is Tracy's singing... and I must say that I prefer Bob! Regardless, any reggae brightens my day considerably.
Love the song, not this version.
I concur miguel1220 wrote:
Some sour notes for sure..and btw I've never understood the Tracy Chapman phenomena..outside of 1 original song, her whole career has been covers and being an 80's icon..oh well..
I don't agree, covering a song doesn't mean change it by making it your own. I have heard too many artist totally butcher songs by making them thier own. To divert to far from the original often takes away the feel of the song, so that she doesn't change the song except the voice, is not neccessarily a bad thing...of coarse a direct copy can be boring so there is a fine here. maxmox wrote:
Yep, covering a song means make it your own. A Providence Islander here in Broome plays this and it rocks (regs?) but not like Bob would probably approve... altho it's the core of the song that counts... :angel:
emleamy wrote:
Well, this isn't that bad but the music closely resembles the original, so the only difference is Tracy's singing... and I must say that I prefer Bob! Regardless, any reggae brightens my day considerably.
Yep, covering a song means make it your own. A Providence Islander here in Broome plays this and it rocks (regs?) but not like Bob would probably approve... altho it's the core of the song that counts... :angel:
Some sour notes for sure..and btw I've never understood the Tracy Chapman phenomena..outside of 1 original song, her whole career has been covers and being an 80's icon..oh well..
sccaflagger74 wrote:
Is it just me or are the keyboard and guitar players hitting a lot of wrong notes on this song?
it's not just you. They're all over the place. The whole things sounds a little off.
this just plain scares me..... :drunk:
buckskin wrote:
RP went 2 da boids
That's a cheep shot!
RP went 2 da boids
Is it just me or are the keyboard and guitar players hitting a lot of wrong notes on this song?
I like this A LOT... :heartkiss: to Tracy.. I like the message!
Jimmy2000 wrote:
Was Tracy undergoing electroshock therapy while she was singing this?
LOL. The vocals are certainly pretty ragged. Maybe she should have changed up the arrangement or the tempo or something. Doesn't quite work with her voice as it is.
Is this the one she sang on the Bob Marley tribute DVD?
she has sssoooooooooo many other songs you should play instead!
Normally, I'm a big fan, but ... she's not hitting all the notes, she's flat in places. Sorry, it's just not working for me.
Wow, tough crowd.
Well, this isn't that bad but the music closely resembles the original, so the only difference is Tracy's singing... and I must say that I prefer Bob! Regardless, any reggae brightens my day considerably.
I uploaded this as my first RP upload today (expecting no hope of it being accepted by Bill), so I thought I'd throw some pennies in for why I did so. Of note, I'm really new to this as I only registered today, so please don't get me all wrong :| Personally, I like the fact that this rendition is sang by a woman. Master Marley's is undoubtedly the best, but there's something definitely added by a woman singing it. Also, it featured on a bonus CD and wasn't necessarily part of a start-to-finish album. To me it's her homage to one of the greats. Lastly... since the lyrics and melody are timeless, it always makes me smile :roflol:
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
For what reason?
Exactly my thoughts!! This version doesn't add anything to the song... Bob did it perfectly. So why bother? (of course she's allowed to perform this live, but I can see NO reason to put it on record or, ultimately, to play it on RP.)
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
For what reason?
my feeling exactly... not bad... but why?
For what reason?
Was Tracy undergoing electroshock therapy while she was singing this?