FUN FACTS ABOUT BOB MARLEY

1. Robert Nesta Marley or Bob Marley, as he is known, was born in Jamaica in 1945.

2. Bob Marley was an important Jamaican singer-song writer in the 1970's and 1980's.

3. His songs made the reggae style of music popular around the world. His music continues to influence music, fashion, politics and culture around the world.

4. Bob Marley was also a human rights activist, many of his songs were about spirituality and some were about politics. He tried to bring together groups in Jamaica that were fighting for control of the country.

5. When Marley was teenager, he saw a lot of poverty in his community. This experience, plus lots of cultural influences, had a huge effect on his music in his later life. 

Composer Quiz!

Where was Bob Marley born?

What type of music did Bob Marley perform?

What colours are in the Jamaican flag?

What influenced Bob Marley's music? 05 Can you name a popular Bob Marley song?



Check out the activity sheet with all the lessons and the lyrics for you to print out and learn... 

Agus as Gaeilge ANSEO!

Draw The Jamaican Flag

Here's a picture of the Jamaican flag. Copy the flag or draw a picture with the Jamaican flag at home.

RIDDLES 

What goes up but never comes down?
Age!

Why is the river so rich?
It has two banks

What belongs to you but others use it more than you?
Your name!

SING-A-LONG

Bob Marley always included a powerful positive message in his songs.

Sing-a-long with 'Three Little Birds' and write down 3 feelings that you have when you sing this song.

When I sing 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley I feel...
1.________
2.________
3.________

Three Little Birds lyrics

Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing is gonna be alright
Singing’ don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be alright

Rise up this mornin’
Smiled with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying’, (this is my message to you)

Singing’ don’t worry ‘bout a thing
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be alright
Singing’ don’t worry (don’t worry) ‘bout a thing
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be alright

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 


Singin' don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh
Every little thing is gonna be alright, don’t worry
Singin’ don’t worry about a thing, I won’t worry
'Cause every little thing is gonna be alright

Singin’ don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be alright, I won’t worry
Singin’, don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be alright
Singin’ don’t worry (worry) about a thing, oh no
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be alright

Written by Bob Marley