The original song appeared on the album Burnin recommended in 1973. After that, the song still different times in other versions recorded or performed live, by The Wailers, Bob Marley & The Wailers and by Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer.
It is generally assumed that the song is a call to all global citizens, Rastafari in particular, to no longer allow others abuse and mistreat them.
The song is often played on concerts by Bob Marley, mostly as shut-off number. "Get Up, Stand Up" was also the last song Marley ever performed on stage, on september 23, 1980 at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh.
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