"No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley is a reggae song released when he was recording with "Bob Marley & the Wailers".
Bob Marley recorded and released "No Woman, No Cry" in 1975. It's a 7:12 long masterpiece released under the umbrella of Island record label.
The melody was written by Bob Marley, while the official songwriter credits were given to Vincent Ford.
The track belongs on the studio album "Natty Dread". The best known version is the live version from the album "Live!" released in 1975.
The original demo version of the song was a Gospel version, but it was never released and it had only the piano riff. This demo version has a great significance as it was the last time Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Neville "Bunny" Livingston recorded together in a studio.
The title and the chorus, "No Woman, No Cry" became "No, woman, nuh cry" in Jamaican Patois, in which "nuh" means "do not". This is how the title and the chorus can now be understood as "No woman, do not cry". So, in the song, he is telling to his girlfriend, or maybe just to a close friend to don’t cry, and also to "dry her tears".
He reminds her of the good memories, the good times they had together and by that he tries to make her smile:
Said I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown
Also he assures her that
Everything's gonna be alright
1975 was a great year for Bob Marley. His song "No Woman, No Cry", from the album "Natty Dread", got a big international success outside Jamaica. Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" piano sheet music of is ranged for A3-A5. The song "No Woman, No Cry" has sheet music for piano, guitar and keyboard.
The track has been covered by numerous other artists like Nina Simone, Londonbeat, Blues Traveler (with Ziggy Marley), Joan Baez, Boney M., Tim Barry, John Mayer, Colbie Caillat, Sean Kingston and many others. Also, other versions were made in languages like French or Portuguese.
The sheet music for piano of "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley is composed in the original key of C major. "No Woman, No Cry" piano tabs are available here, and can be downloaded as PDFs. The "No Woman, No Cry" sheet music is ranged for G4-A5.