I’m Gonna Cry (Cryin’ Blues)

I’m Gonna Cry (Cryin’ Blues)

Words and music by Connie Boswell, 1925.


I’ve been worryin’ all day long
I don’t know if I’m right or wrong

I’ve got a feeling that you’re leaving me
I ain’t got a chance with you I see

You think you don’t need me no more
But let me say before you go

I’m gonna cry
And this is why
I know I got the cryin’ blues

Will all my persistence
You still keep your distance
You treat me like I got the flu

I ain’t no Queen of Sheba
I don’t dress fine
But I’m the kind of mama
That’s home any time

I’m gonna cry
And this is why
I know I got the cryin’ blues

[“Instrumental” break]

I’m gonna cry
And this is why
I know I got the cryin’ blues

Will all my persistence
You sure keep your distance
You treat me like I’ve got the flu

I ain’t no Queen of Sheba
I don’t dress fine
But I’m the kind of mama
That’s home all the time

I’m gonna cry
And this is why
Because I got the cryin’ blues


Transcribed from Victor 19639, as sung by Connie Boswell, recorded March 22, 1925.