dissabte, 11 de gener de 2014

#MinutsMusicals del 1974 amb "No, Woman, No Cry" de Bob Marley & The Wailers



Una de les grans cançons de Bob Marley és aquesta "No, Woman, No Cry", una cançó d'esperança i consol, però no sembla haver-hi consens sobre el què pretenia consolar Marley en aquesta cançó: si la malaltia de la seva dona, (Rita Marley) o les seves infidelitats... Una manera de demanar perdó?

Més enllà de la crònica rosa que pot amagar aquesta cançó, més bonica és la història sobre la seva signatura: escrita per Bob Marley aquest la va registrar a nom de Vincent Ford, amic de la infància i la joventut de Marley que al seu dia va ajudar-lo... diuen que fins i tot va ensenyar-li a tocar quatre acords!

Sigui com sigui la cançó és extraordinària i, tot i que es va publicar l'any 1974 dins el disc "Natty Dread" (el primer disc publicat sota el nom "Bob Marley & The Wailers", i no "The Wailers") es va començar a fer molt popular l'any 1975 arran de la publicació del disc "Live!".

40 anys després aquesta cançó segueix essent una de les imprescindibles de Bob Marley, una de les cançons inevitables en qualsevol història de la música del segle XX!



No, Woman, No Cry

No woman, no cry
No woman, no cry
No woman, no cry
No woman, no cry

Said said
Said I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown
Oba, ob-serving the hypocrites
As they would mingle with the good people we meet
Good friends we have had, oh good friends we've lost along the way
In this bright future you can't forget your past
So dry your tears I say

No woman, no cry
No woman, no cry
Here little darlin', don't shed no tears
No woman, no cry

Said, said, said I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown
And then Georgie would make the fire light
Log wood burnin' through the night
Then we would cook corn meal porridge
Of which I'll share with you

My weed is my only courage
So I've got to push on through
But while I'm gone...

Everything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright

No woman, no cry
No, no woman, no woman, no cry
Oh, little sister, don't she'd no tears
No woman, no cry

No woman, no woman, no woman, no cry
No woman, no cry
Oh, my little darlyn no she'd no tears
little sister don't shed no tears, no women no cry

No woman no cry, no woman no cry
No woman no cry, no woman no cry

Say, say, said I remember when we used to sit
In a government yard in Trenchtown
Obba, obba, serving the hypocrites
As the would mingle with the good people we meet
Good friends we have, oh, good friends we've lost
Along the way
In this great future,
You can't forget your past
So dry your tears, I say

No woman no cry, no woman no cry
Little darling, don't she'd no tears, no woman no cry
Say, say, said I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown
And then Georgie would make the fire light
As it was, love would burn on through the night
Then we would cook cornmeal porridge
Of which I'll share with you
My fear is my only courage
So I've got to push on thru
Oh, while I'm gone

Everything 's gonna be alright, everything 's gonna be alright
Everything 's gonna be alright, everything 's gonna be alright
Everything 's gonna be alright, everything 's gonna be alright
Everything 's gonna be alright, everything 's gonna be alright
So woman no cry, no, no woman no cry
Oh, my little sister
Don't she'd no tears
No woman no cry
I remember when we use to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown
And then Georgie would make the fire lights
As it was, log would burnin' through the nights
Then we would cook cornmeal porridge
Of which I'll share with you
My fear is my only courage
So I've got to push on thru
Oh, while I'm gone
No woman no cry, no, no woman no cry
Oh, my little darlin'
Don't she'd no tears
No woman no cry, No woman no cry

Oh my Little darlin', don't she'd no tears
No woman no cry
Little sister, don't she'd no tears
No woman no cry

Bob Marley

Aquesta, com a gran cançó que és, ha estat una cançó molt versionada... D'entre les moltes versions oi covers que té, en destaco dues, la de "The Fugees" amb Stephen Marley i sobretot la de Joan Baez...