‘Mungu Ibariki Afrika’ Guitar Tabs

Versions of this song are the national anthems for Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa. After several unsuccessful online searches for the guitar chords, I tried to figure them out myself. Corrections welcome!

Mungu Ibariki Tanzania

C                          G    C
Mungu ibariki Afrika
C                 F      C    G
Wabariki Viongozi wake
C                          G    C
Hekima Umoja na Amani
G    C      G     C
Hizi ni ngao zetu
G    C           G           C
Afrika na watu wake.
CHORUS:
C       G   C    G
Ibariki Afrika(x2)
C           F Dm    C    G         C
Tubariki watoto wa Afrika.
C                         G            C
Mungu ibariki Tanzania
C               F           C          G
Dumisha uhuru na Umoja
C                                  G             C
Wake kwa Waume na Watoto
G    C    G    C
Mungu Ibariki
G            C        G            C
Tanzania na watu wake.
CHORUS:
C       G    C       G
Ibariki Tanzania(x2)
C           F Dm    C        G           C
Tubariki watoto wa Tanzania.

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In English, the lyrics are:

God bless Africa
Bless its leaders
Wisdom, unity and peace
These are our shields
Africa and its people

CHORUS:
Bless Africa
Bless Africa
Bless us, the children of Africa

God bless Tanzania
Grant eternal freedom and unity
To its women, men and children
God bless Tanzania and its people

CHORUS:
Bless Tanzania
Bless Tanzania
Bless us, the children of Tanzania

Here is the link to a beautiful classical arrangement of the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLY9HbO06ic

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mwemezi says:

    Ninapenda hiyo picha.

    Can’t comment on the chords.

    :)

  2. paul says:

    i tried to use the chord and they sound natural to me so congrats for your good trial

    1. Rebecca Corey says:

      Thank you, Paul! I appreciate your feedback. Do you have the tabs or chords for “Tanzania Nakupenda kwa Moyo Wote”?

  3. John Karago says:

    Me and my buddy were looking for the right guitar chords for Mungu Ibariki this morning. And we actually used key C. But we also used the Em in the Ibariki between the G and C. But yours is kinda cool. I’ll workout for the song tonight and by Sunday this week 25/11. I will have perfected it. Welcome. You can come over and hear me play it on my gallatone.

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