Crying - Roy Orbison
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Originally recorded by Roy Orbison (born 4/23/36 in Vernon Texas, died 12/6/88 of heart attack at age 52)
  • Written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
  • Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987
  • Member of The Traveling Wilburys
  • The song was a #2 hit back in 1961
  • Remade in 1966 by Jay & The Americans, it reached #25
  • Remade yet again in 1981 by Don McLean (American Pie), this version went to #5 on the charts  

Other songs by Roy Orbison performed by Oracle:

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Song Lyrics - Crying

I was all right, for a while, I could smile for a while
But I saw you last night, you held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say "Hello"
Oh you wished me well, you couldn�t tell

That I�d been crying over you, crying over you
Then you said "so long" left me standing all alone
Alone and crying, crying, crying crying
It�s hard to understand but the touch of your hand
Can start me crying

I thought that I, was over you, but it�s true, so true
I love you even more, than I did before, but darling what can I do
For you don�t love me and I�ll always be

Crying over you, crying over you
Yes, now you�re gone and from this moment on
I�ll be crying, crying, crying, crying
Yeah crying, crying, over you

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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