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Cry Me a River

Lyrics ,Music:Arthur Hamilton

The song was publishe 1953.

"Cry Me a River" is a popular American torch song,
written by Arthur Hamilton and first published in 1953,
and made famous in the version by Julie London, 1955.

A jazzy blues ballad, "Cry Me a River" was originally written
for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the 1920s-set film, Pete Kelly's Blues
(released 1955), but the song was dropped.
Fitzgerald first released a recording of the song on Clap Hands,
Here Comes Charlie! in 1961.
The song was also offered to Peggy King,
but Columbia Records A&R chief Mitch Miller objected to the word
"plebian" in the lyric and its first release was by actress/singer Julie London
on Liberty Records in 1955,
backed by Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Leatherwood on bass.
A performance of the song by London
in the 1956 film The Girl Can't Help It helped to make it a bestseller
(reaching nr. 9 on US and nr. 22 on UK charts).
London's recording was later featured in the soundtracks
for the movies Passion of Mind (2000), and V for Vendetta (2005).


Pete Kelly's Blues


The Girl Can't Help It


V for Vendetta


Now you say you're lonely
You cry the whole night through
Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river
I cried a river over you

Now you say you're sorry
For bein' so untrue
Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river
I cried a river over you

You drove me, nearly drove me out of my head
While you never shed a tear
Remember, I remember all that you said
Told me love was too plebeian
Told me you were through with me and

Now you say you love me
Well, just to prove you do
Come on and cry me a river, cry me a river
I cried a river over you




Julie London(Cry Me a River)
Julie London


Ella Fitzgerald(Cry Me a River)
Ella Fitzgerald


Laura Taylor(Cry Me a River)
Laura Taylor


Mara Hruby(Cry Me a River)
Mara Hruby


Barbra Streisand(Cry Me a River)
Barbra Streisand








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