“Three Little Birds” is a song by Bob Marley and the Wailers, first released in 1977.
The source of Marley’s inspiration for the lyrics of “Three Little Birds” is not clear. Some believe Marley was referring to the way Jamaicans had to grow cannabis. Some believe the lyrics are partly inspired by pretty canaries that Marley was fond of that used to fly and sit next to his home. His three backup singers claim it was a reference to them. It was probably a bit of all these things.
Unfortunately Marley died of melanoma (skin cancer) in 1981 when he was only 36 years old.