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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, first published in 1953
and made famous in 1955 with the version by Julie London.

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 "plebeian" 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


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


Dinah Washington(Cry Me a River)
Dinah Washington


Natalie Cole(Cry Me a River)
Natalie Cole


Barbra Streisand(Cry Me a River)
Barbra Streisand








Julie London





Ella Fitzgerald





Dinah Washington





Natalie Cole





Barbra Streisand





Diana Krall





Linda Ronstadt




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