Bob Marley and The Wailers - Get Up, Stand Up

First performance: 02/09/1988


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 39 times (including multiple times during same shows)
 
The song was performed 21 times during the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour. The song was performed twice on each date, opening the proceedings in a stripped-down version featuring Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Sting, and Youssou N'Dour, and closing in a full-band version featuring the same artists and sometimes other additional artists too, and backed by the E Street Band. Human Rights Now! Was a worldwide tour to raise awareness of both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the work of Amnesty International. Other than Springsteen, the concerts feature Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour, plus guest performers from each of the countries where the concerts are held.  
 
 
 
1988-10-15 Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2x)
1988-10-14 Estadio Mundialista Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
1988-10-12 Parque Antártica, São Paulo, Brazil (2x)
1988-10-09 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast (2x)
1988-10-07 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe (2x)
1988-10-03 Olympiáko Stádio "Spyros Louis", Athens, Greece
1988-09-30 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India (2x)
1988-09-27 Tokyo Domu, Tokyo, Japan (2x)
1988-09-23 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland (2x)
1988-09-21 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles (2x)
1988-09-19 John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia (2x)
1988-09-17 Olympic Stadium, Montreal (2x)
1988-09-15 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto (2x)
1988-09-13 Estadio Nacional De Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (2x)
1988-09-10 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain (2x)
1988-09-08 Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy (2x)
1988-09-06 Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary (2x)
1988-09-05 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France (2x)
1988-09-04 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France (2x)
1988-09-02 Wembley Stadium, London, England (2x)
 
  • Off-tour
During a benefit show for the Amnesty International Foundation. The song was performed with Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour. This live 10 Dec 1998 version was first officially released on The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues... home video in 1999.
 

Songinfo

"Get Up, Stand Up" is a song written by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. It originally appeared on The Wailers' 1973 album Burnin'. It was recorded and played live in numerous versions by The Wailers and Bob Marley and the Wailers, along with solo versions by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Marley wrote the song while touring Haiti, deeply moved by its poverty and the lives of Haitians, according to his then-girlfriend Esther Anderson. The song was frequently performed at Marley's concerts, often as the last song. "Get Up, Stand Up" was also the last song Marley ever performed on stage, on 23 September 1980 at the Stanley Theater Pennsylvania.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

1973-07-18 - MAX'S KANSAS CITY, NEW YORK CITY
 
Bruce and the band were headlining a show and The Wailers (lineup including Bob Marley and Peter Tosh) were opening.
 
 
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Lyrics

, stand up for your right
Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right
Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right
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
Is not all that glitters in gold and
Half the story has never been told
So now you see the light, aay
Stand up for your right. Come on

Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right
Get Up, Stand Up, don't give up the fight
Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right
Get Up, Stand Up, don't give up the fight
Most people think great God will come from the sky
Take away everything, and make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You would look for yours on earth
And now you see the light
You stand up for your right, yeah
Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right
Get Up, Stand Up, don't give up the fight
 
Get Up, Stand Up. Life is your right
So we can't give up the fight
Stand up for your right, Lord, Lord
Get Up, Stand Up. Keep on struggling on
Don't give up the fight

We're sick and tired of your ism and skism game
Die and go to heaven in 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
We going to stand up for our right

So you'd better...

Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right
Get Up, Stand Up, don't give up the fight
Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right
Get Up, Stand Up, don't give up the fight