The Harder They Come by Jimmy Cliff

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Self: The Harder They Come   Parent: Uplay2 

Rendition with subtitles on Youtube video.

The Harder They Come in C

 

Another Youtube video, in D. 

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come LIVE 1998
No subtitles, but after you have played along in C a few times, just add 2 to each chord number if playing a C tuned instrument to play along with this version.

You can buy the album here.

and here is the DVD for the film.

The Harder They Come (includes Soundtrack CD)




The Harder They Come Uplay2 notes

Click on the rendition with subtitle prompts in the left collumn to play along with Jimmy Cliff.  

The chord number is the relative number of frets or semitones up from an instrument tuned in C such as a guitar in CGCGCE tuning or a piano.

In general each chord number stands for a measure of 4 beats each and is separated by spaces.  

In the intro and other instrumental breaks there are sequences of 2 chords in a measure which are shown without a space between the chord, like this 07.

Here are the prompts in the lyrics with chord numbers relative to the tonic note (0) of the key the song is performed in. 

The chord on A is number 9 relative to C is played as a minor chord.  (For example, don't play the highest sounding note if in a CGCGCE tuning.)


07 57 07 55

7 Well they tell I of the pie up in the 7 sky
5 waiting for I when I 5 die
7 But between the day you're born and when you 7 die
5 They never seem to hear even your 5 cry

4 So as sure as the sun will 4 shine
9 I'm going to get my share now of what's 9 mine
7 and then the harder they come, the 5 harder they fall, one and
0 all.  0 Tell me what I'm saying
7 the harder they come, the 5 harder they fall, one and
0 all.   0 One more thing,

7 Oh the officers are trying to keep I 7 down
5 trying to make I leave out of 5 town
7 and they think that they have got the battle 7 won
5 I say forgive them Lord they know not what they've 5 done

4 But as sure as the sun will 4 shine
9 I'm going to get my share now of what's 9 mine, and then the
7 harder they come, the 5 harder they fall, one and
0 all.  0
7 The harder they come, the 5 harder they fall, one and
0 all.  0

07 57 07 55

7 I keep fighting for the things I 7 want
5 'Cos I know that when you're dead you 5 can't
7 But I'd rather be a free man in my 7 grave
5 than living as a puppet or a 5 slave

4 so as sure as the sun will 4 shine
9 I'm going to get my share right now of what's 9 mine, and then the
7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and
0 all. 0  The
7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and
0 all. 0 One more time I said the
7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and
0all. 0 The
7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and
0 all. 0 The
7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and
0 all.  0

07 57 07 0


We use Overstream to display the subtitles and below are the Overstream SRT files copied and pasted.

SRT file for The Harder They Come

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07 57 07 55

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7 Well they tell I of the pie up in the 7 sky

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5 waiting for I when I 5 die

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7 But between the day you're born and when you 7 die

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5 They never seem to hear even your 5 cry

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4 So as sure as the sun will 4 shine

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9 I'm going to get my share now of what's 9 mine

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7 and then the harder they come, the 5 harder they fall, one and

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0 all.  0 Tell me what I'm saying

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7 the harder they come, the 5 harder they fall, one and

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0 all.   0 One more thing,

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7 Oh the officers are trying to keep I 7 down

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5 trying to make I leave out of 5 town

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7 and they think that they have got the battle 7 won

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5 I say forgive them Lord they know not what they've 5 done

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4 But as sure as the sun will 4 shine

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9 I'm going to get my share now of what's 9 mine, and then the

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7 harder they come, the 5 harder they fall, one and

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7 The harder they come, the 5 harder they fall, one and

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07 57 07 55

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7 I keep fighting for the things I 7 want

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5 'Cos I know that when you're dead you 5 can't

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7 But I'd rather be a free man in my 7 grave

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5 than living as a puppet or a 5 slave

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4 so as sure as the sun will 4 shine

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9 I'm going to get my share right now of what's 9 mine, and then the

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7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and

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7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and

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0 all. 0 One more time I said the

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7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and

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7 harder they come the 5 harder they fall, one and

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(uplay2 prompts from www.uplay2.org/thehardertheycome)