Woman Don't You Cry for Me

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"Woman Don't You Cry For Me"
Woman don't you cry for me.jpg
1977 UK single face label
Song by George Harrison
from the album Thirty Three & 1/3
Released19 November 1976
GenreFunk rock
LabelDark Horse
Songwriter(s)George Harrison
Producer(s)George Harrison with Tom Scott
Thirty Three & 1/3 track listing

"Woman Don't You Cry For Me" is a song by English musician George Harrison, released as the opening track of his 1976 album Thirty Three & 1/3.


Harrison started writing the song in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1969.[1] Along with his friend, fellow guitarist Eric Clapton, Harrison was on a European tour at the time with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends.[2] Delaney Bramlett handed Harrison a bottleneck slide guitar, which he immediately began to play around with.[1] One of the first results of Harrison's discovery of this instrument was "Woman Don't You Cry For Me".[1] Harrison later said that the title of the song might have been suggested by Bramlett.[1] Harrison also stated that the song almost went on his 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass, but did not actually appear until 1976 and Thirty Three & 1/3.[1] In May 1977, the song appeared as the B-side to the third single off the album in the UK, "It's What You Value".[3]

"Woman Don't You Cry for Me" was another creation in a seam of bottleneck-inspired Harrison tunes from the period[4] − "Sue Me, Sue You Blues", "I Dig Love", "Māya Love" and "Hari's on Tour (Express)" being others. The song is in open E.[1]


In November 2011, an early take of "Woman Don't You Cry for Me" was included on the deluxe edition CD for the British DVD release of the Martin Scorsese-directed documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. This version is included on Early Takes: Volume 1.



  1. ^ a b c d e f Thirty Three & 1/3 (CD booklet). George Harrison. Dark Horse Records. 2004. p. 2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ Alan Clayson, George Harrison, Sanctuary (London, 2003; ISBN 1-86074-489-3), p. 280.
  3. ^ Keith Badman, The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After the Break-Up 1970–2001, Omnibus Press (London, 2001; ISBN 0-7119-8307-0), p. 209.
  4. ^ George Harrison, I Me Mine, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA, 2002), p. 234.

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