"No Woman, No Cry" as written by Jimmy Cliff, Klaus Biedermann, Paul Pfab, Helmet Wolfgrueber, Arnold Jarvis, Melissa Bell and Papa Linley....
I remember when we used to sit in the government yard in brooklyn
Observing the crookedness as it mingled with the good people we meet
Good friends we had
Good friends we've lost along the way
In this great future you can't forget your past, so dry your tears
I say and to my peeps who passed away

No woman, no cry, no woman no cry, say say say
Hey little sister don't shed no tears
No woman no cry say say say

I remember when we used to rock in a project yard in jersey
And little georgie would make the firelight
As stolen cars passed through the night
And then we'd hit the corner store for roots, paper, and brew
My drink's my only remedy
For pain of losing family, but while I'm gone shorty
Everything's gonna be alright, everything's gonna be alright
Fugees come to the dance tonight, everything's gonna be alright
O everything's gonna be alright
The gun man's in the house tonight
But everything's gonna be alright

Oh ah oh ah

No woman, no cry, no woman no cry, say say say
Hey little sister don't shed no tears
No woman no cry say say say

I remember when we used to sit in a government yard in trench town
The hypocrites as they mingled with the good people we meet
Good friends we had oh good friends we've lost
Along the way hey
In this great future
You can't forget your past so dry your tears I say
And no woman no cry. no woman no cry say say say
Hey, little sister, don't shed no tears
No woman no cry and to my peeps who passed away

Oh ah oh ah


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"No Woman, No Cry" as written by Bob Marley

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    General Commentjust a quick note - on the third last
    "oh ah oh ah"
    he says "im high"

    trivial i know.. just its funny when people dont notice it, then think that theyre hearing things.
    eggwayneon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song too...tha fugees are great..especially how they can expess their thoughts in music liek they do...i can listen to just one of their cd's for hours on end
    lindzwithaphon June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI hope you guys know this is a Bob Marley song.
    The_Grey_Walruson February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentand then the fugees created their own play off of it

    i think it's common knowledge this is a bob marley song, it's one of his most famous
    formaldehydeKATon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, it is a Bob Marley song. But the lyrics are changed slightly for the Fugees version. What is funny is how they mention both "Jersey" and "Trenchtown," inadvertently leading some to believe that Trenchtown (really the name of a ghetto in Kingston, Jamaica, where Marley was from) was the nickname for Trenton, NJ. (lol) Especially since the Fugees used to live in Newark, NJ.

    Good cover song, though. I actually heard this version before I ever heard the original.
    ajax151on July 14, 2009   Link

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