Crying Time

Album: Crying Time (1966)
Charted: 50 6
  • Oh, it's cryin' time again, you're gonna leave me
    I can see that far away look in your eyes
    I can tell by the way you hold me darlin' Oooh
    That it won't be long before it's cryin' time

    Now they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder (fonder)
    And that tears are only rain to make love grow
    Well my love for you could never grow no stronger (stronger)
    If I lived to be a hundred years old

    Oh, it's cryin' time again, you're gonna leave me
    I can see that far away look in your eyes
    I can tell by the way you hold me darlin'. Yeah now
    That it won't be long before it's cryin' time

    Now you say you've found someone that you love better (better)
    That's the way it's happened every time before
    And as sure as the sun comes up tomorrow ('morrow)
    Cryin' time will start when you walk out the door

    Oh, it's cryin' time again, you're gonna leave me
    I can see that far away look in your eyes
    I can tell by the way you hold me darlin'. Alright now
    That it won't be long before it's cryin' time
    (That it won't be long before it's cryin' time) Writer/s: Buck Owens
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Wixen Music Publishing, BEACHAVEN MUSIC CORPORATION
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Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 13th, 1966, "Crying Time" by Ray Charles peaked at #6 (for 1 week) on the Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on December 5th, 1965 at position #92 and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    And in February 6th it reached #1 (for 3 weeks) on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    It was covered by Lorrie Morgan in 1993; her version peaked at #59 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    R.I.P. Mr. Charles, born Ray Charles Robinson, (1930 - 2004).
  • Ted from Phoenix, AzWhile "Crying Time," was Ray Charles' last top 10 U.S. single, it was definitely not his last top 40. The 6 U.S. top 40 songs that would hit the charts after this one would be "Let's Go Get Stoned," (31, 1966); "Yesterday," (25, 1967); "Here We Go Again," (15, 1967); "In the Heat of the Night," (33, 1967); "Eleanor Rigby," (15, 1968); and "Don't Change on Me," (36, 1971).
  • Susan from Chantilly, VaMarilyn McCoo, a singer with the 5th Dimension, and had a solo career as well, sang background on this song.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI think I remember hearing that Patsy Kline did this song too.
  • Francis from Galway, Ireland"Crying Time" was a 1968 hit in Ireland for Irish band, The Chessmen (see www.irishshowbands.net )
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