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.

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.