CryingWords & Music by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
Recorded by Roy Orbison, 1961 (#2)
D I was all right for a while I could smile for a while; D+ But I saw you last night you held my hand so tight G Gm As you stopped to say hello. D Bm7-5 A7 Oh you wished me well, you couldn't tell that I'd been D F#m D F#m Crying o - ver you, crying o - ver you, G A Em7 G/B A7 Then you said so long, left me standing all alone D D+ G Gm Alone and crying, crying, crying, crying -- D D9 Bm7 Bm7/E It's hard to un - der - stand G/B A7sus4 A7 D But the touch of your hand can start me crying. D I thought that I was over you, but it's true, so true D+ I love you even more than I did before G Gm But darling, what can I do? D D6 Bm7-5 E7 Now you don't love me and I'll al - ways be D F#m D F#m Crying o - ver you, crying o - ver you G A Em7 G/B A7 Yes, now you're gone, and from this moment on D D+ G Gm I'll be crying, crying, crying, crying D Bm G A7 D A7 D G D I'm crying, crying o - - - - - ver you.
Orbison's version is the benchmark by which all other versions are measured, but it was also recorded by Jay and the Americans in 1966 (#25) and by Don McLean, who reached #5 in 1981.