“No Woman, No Cry” is a famous song by Bob Marley and The Wailers, released in 1974 on their album “Natty Dread.”
Comforting a Woman: The song’s title can be seen as a reassurance or comforting statement to a woman who might be going through difficult times. The phrase “No woman, no cry” can be interpreted as “Don’t cry, my woman” or “Don’t worry, my woman” in a Jamaican patois.
The lyrics of the song recount memories of a past time in a ghetto in Jamaica where Marley is comforting a woman and trying to ease her pain and worries. The song’s verses reminisce about shared experiences and hardships but ultimately aims to console and uplift her spirit.
No Woman, No Fuss: Another interpretation is that the phrase “No woman, no cry” expresses a general philosophy of life.
It suggests that without the complications or troubles that sometimes come with romantic relationships or commitments, there will be fewer worries and tears. The phrase could be encouraging a simple and carefree life without unnecessary attachments.
No woman No cry meaning
Usually rendered in Jamaican patois orthography as No, woman, nuh cry, this is the title, refrain and opening line of a song made famous by Bob Marley and the Wailers, the single most famous and most influential musical act to come out of Jamaica.
The translation into Standard English is: “No, woman, don’t cry.” The song is about growing up and living in the ghetto (specifically Trench Town, St Andrews, Kingston), and the line is an exhortation to a woman not to cry, that things will get better.