No Woman, No Cry chords by Bob Marley


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No Woman, No Cry | Chords + Lyrics

Intro

(G A B G)
||: C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) :||

Chorus 1

| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
No, woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry.
| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
No, woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry.

Verse 1

||: C G/B | Am7 F :||
Say, say, said I remember when we used to sit,
in the government yard in Trenchtown.
Oba, oba serving the hypocrites, and they would
mingle with the good people we meet.
Good friends, we had, or good friends we’ve lost,
along the way, yeah.
In this great future, you can’t forget your past,
so dry your tears, I say, and.

Chorus 2

| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
No, woman, no cry. No, woman, no cry, yeah.
| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
Hey little darlin’, don’t shed no tears. No, woman, no cry.

Verse 2

||: C G/B | Am7 F :||
Said, said, said, I remember when we used to sit,
in the government yard in Trenchtown.
And then Georgie would make the fire lights, I say,
a log wood burnin’ through the night.
Then we would cook cornmeal porridge,
of which I’ll share with you.
My feet is my only carriage,
so I’ve got to push on through, but while I’m gone, I mean.

Middle 8

||: C G/B | Am7 F :||
||: Everything’s gonna be alright, everything’s gonna be alright.
Everything’s gonna be alright, everything’s gonna be alright. :||

Chorus 3

| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
No, woman, no cry. No, no woman, no cry.
| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
Oh my little sister, don’t shed no tears, no, woman, no cry.

Solo

||: C G/B | Am7 F | C F C | C (G A B G) :||

Verse 3

||: C G/B | Am7 F :||
I remember when we used to sit,
in the government yard in Trenchtown.
And then Georgie would make the fire lights, and it was
a log wood burnin’ through the night.
Then we would cook cornmeal porridge,
of which I’ll share with you.
My feet is my only carriage,
so I’ve got to push on through, but while I’m gone.

Chorus 4

| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
No woman, no, cry. No woman, no cry.
| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
Oh, my little darling. Baby, don’t shed no tears. No woman, no cry, yeah.
| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
(Little darling, don’t shed no tears. No woman, no cry).
| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
(Little sister, don’t shed no tears. No woman, no cry)

End

| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) |
| C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C |


No Woman, No Cry’s chords, progressions, and tuning

The basic chords for Bob Marley‘s No Woman, No Cry are based on descending movements in the key of C. First, use chord I (C) – V/3 (G/B) – VI (Am7) – IV (F).

This is followed by a faster movement using chords I (C) – IV (F) – I/3 (C/E) – II (Dm) – I (C). The pick-up bass line starts on chord V (G A B G). Here’s the full intro/chorus progression:

||: C G/B | Am7 F | C F C/E Dm C | C (G A B G) :||

The verse and middle 8 are the same as the first two bars of the chorus:

||: C G/B | Am7 F :||

The solo is a simplified version of the chorus, using less movement:

||: C G/B | Am7 F | C F C | C (G A B G) :||

Once you figured out how to play No Woman, No Cry’s chords for the chorus, which can be done with almost all open-position chords, it’s plain sailing from there.

The only problem will be the Dm chord. Try a Cm shape as well as an open position Dm.

Perhaps the biggest struggle will be to play along with the recording as it is not in 440hz. You can solve this by using my online tuner, just set it to 455 Hz.