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Subject: Cry, Cry, Cry
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 01:17 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to Ron Kavana's 'Cry, cry, cry' and can't find it on the web. Any help?

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: CRY, CRY, CRY (Danny Johnson)
From: Spartacus
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 02:52 PM

Here's one that danny johnson recorded, i dont know if its what youre looking for....

There's a freeway
runnin' through my head
my lover wants to leave me
says she's better off dead
it's a crazy city
and I've been gone too long
is there any gettin' back
where the buffalo roam
she cries for money
she nags for free
lately she's always screaming at me
phones turned off
the checks in the mail
we took a funny road to heaven
straight through hell

Chorus:
and she cries
cry cry cry
not always knowing why
sometimes she cries
cry cry cry
cry up a river
in an ocean of life

Her sixteen candles
burned out at 22
that's all right there's
a lot left for you
throw down the mirror
of your selfish conceit
and take a long look
at the bag lady
beggin' for a bite to eat
are you trying to find
what can't be found
like a room with no flowers
like a worn out clock
without any hours

repeat chorus

My daddy said
life is like a book
you don't know the end
is that understood
pick up the pieces
read between the lines
take what you want
and leave the rest behind

repeat chorus

even cowboys on the trail
get a tear in their eye


--- Line breaks <br> added ---
---Jeff (PA)---


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Subject: Lyr Add: CRY, CRY, CRY (Johnny Cash)
From: Tiger
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 03:06 PM

And the Johnny Cash version......

Cry, Cry, Cry — Johnny Cash
Written by Johnny Cash
Copyright 1956 by Hill and Range Songs, Inc., New York

Ev'rybody know where you go when the sun goes down.
I think you only live to see the lights uptown.
I wasted my time when I would try, try, try,
'Cause when the lights have lost their glow you'll cry, cry, cry.

Soon your sugar daddies will all be gone.
You'll wake up one cold day and find you're alone,
You'll call for me, but I'm gonna tell you bye, bye, bye.
When I turn around and walk away you'll cry, cry, cry.

    You're gonna cry, cry, cry,
    And you cry alone,
    When ev'ryone's forgotten
    And you're left on your own,
    You're gonna cry, cry, cry.

REPEAT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry, Cry, Cry
From: Wolfgang
Date: 01 Mar 02 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for these lyrics, but they are both not the song written by Ron Kavana. Interesting how many different songs can share a title.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry, Cry, Cry
From: GUEST,fat B***ard
Date: 02 Mar 02 - 02:19 PM

Just for the sake of it. There's one by the wonderful Bobby "Blue" Bland n'all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry, Cry, Cry
From: Amos
Date: 02 Mar 02 - 04:29 PM

I'm afraid you're gonna have to go commercial, Wolfgang. Here's a review of Kavana's CD on which you'll find the song:

The Alias Acoustic Band - 1798-1998 Irish Songs, Tunes, Poetry and Speech of Rebellion, Resistance and Reconciliation (Alias Ron Kavana)

Now, I'm sorry to say this, Ron. But when you go to the grave, people will look back over your work and dissect it. "Think Like A Hero"? "Great album. Loved it." "Coming Days". "Superb. That opening track!" "Those box-sets he compiled for Proper and Retro." "Farewell to Ireland"? "That's one of them. And the double-CD selection "The Irish Music Anthology". The one with the fish on the front." "A great job of work and a great gift to the trad community."

"But what's his best bit of work?" "No contest. 1798-1998!"

The two CDs - 37 tracks in all - have not left Pay The Reckoning's CD player since we obtained them a few days ago. Ron is accompanied, as ever, by a stellar crew (including many of the musicians who appeared alongside he and Terry Woods on The Bucks' "Dancin' To The Ceilidh Band" and featuring the outstanding bodhraní, Gino Lupari).

However, since he's used the rare nom-de-plume, the Alias Acoustic Band, it's as if Ron is deliberately covering his tracks.

With little reason. The band don't go for the blood-curdling, straight-time approach adopted by "rebel bands". Instead the majority of tracks find the lads and lasses in contemplative form, dwelling on the poetry, beauty and tragedy of many of Ireland's rebel songs. There are few tub-thumpers here. The selections comprise songs which, on the whole, illustrate something of the troubled history of Ireland ... rather than those which exist merely to re-fuel the fires of bitterness in those whose flames are already well-stoked.

A look at the track listing indicates the sweep of Kavana's unerring musical radar - well-known songs such as "Boolavogue" and "Roddy McCorley" sit alongside lesser-known songs such as "Erin's Lovely Lee" and self-penned originals such as "Reconciliation" and "Cry, Cry, Cry". Pay The Reckoning was amazed at Kavana's voice on this album. On "Erin's Lovely Lee" his voice echoes that of Willie Clancy who cut a definitive version of this song way back in the mists of time. ...

Regards,

Amos


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Subject: Lyr Add: CRY, CRY, CRY ("Deadric Malone")
From: Rolfyboy6
Date: 02 Mar 02 - 06:19 PM

Just for the heck of it and because it's a classic:

Cry, Cry, Cry

by Deadric Malone (name of convenience for Don Robey, Duke-Peacock label owner, for a 'bought' or flat-out appropriated song) from The Best Of Bobby "Blue" Bland (MCA 31219), copyright notice

Cry, cry, cry, cry
That's what I want you to do
Then think about the lonely nights,
I sat alone and cried for you
Cry, cry, cry years

You said you didn't want me to go,
it's hard to say goodbye,
But I won't believe a word you say,
until you hang your head and cry, cry, cry, cry, cry
Let your tears fall like rain,
and then I'll know my love for you wasn't in vain

Come on and cry me an ocean,
then I want you to cry me a sea
Somebody's hurt you, just like you hurt me,
cry me a river, cry me a sea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry, Cry, Cry
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Mar 02 - 10:04 PM

Vague memories of something from the fifties:
"Her name was Susanne
His name was Earl.
His love was Lorraine.
She's a wonderful girl
But they must cry, cry, cry whoawhoawhoa
Their blues away..."

Bet that's not what you are looking for.

That's an excerpt from 'My True Story' recorded by The Jive Five in 1961, and later by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. --JoeClone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry, Cry, Cry
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 09:24 AM

Ron Kavana's song "Cry, Cry, Cry" appears on the double-CD "Irish Songs of Rebellion" (1999) by the Alias Acoustic Band (which is apparently another name for Kavana's band "Alias Ron Kavana"). It is described in Amos' post above. CDNOW is offering this set for $6.49! They also have a sound sample, from which I transcribed the following words:

"… cryin' won't change a blessed thing. There's no use in cryin'.
As I walked up past Kilmainham Gaol and I thought of what…"

By the way, AMG lists 103 recordings of something called "Cry, Cry, Cry," but these are actually many different songs. Different songs by that name have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Highway One O One, Ritchie Valens, Bobby Blue Bland, Steve Miller, and Neil Young, among many others.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry, Cry, Cry
From: GUEST
Date: 30 May 15 - 01:16 PM

On the road from Bandon to Macroom,
I stopped at Beal na mBlath,
Where that black day in '22,
They shot Mick Collins down,
For freedom, to achieve greater freedom,
His hopes that might have been,
If the Big Fella had only lived,
To realise his dream.

As I walked up past Kilmainham Jail,
And I thought of what went down,
When they tied James Connolly to a chair,
Shot a dying man to the ground,
It's where they tortured Robert Emmet,
Wolfe Tone took his last breath,

CHORUS: You could cry, cry, cry,
Cry a sea of tears,
Cry, cry, cry, for eight hundred years,
You could cry till your eyes go dry,
Cry till you go blind,
But crying won't change a blessed thing,
There's no use in cry...


We're an awful lot for crying,
Over things that are long gone,
Forget about "Tiochfaidh ar la",
Our day is here and now,
We must face it with bold courage,
No uncertainty or fear,
Take our place among the nations,
Let our martyrs rest in peace.

:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry, Cry, Cry
From: GUEST,#
Date: 30 May 15 - 02:46 PM

Kavana singing it on YouTube


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Subject: ADD: Cry, Cry, Cry (Ron Kavana)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 May 15 - 03:31 PM

I listened to the YouTube Recording that # found, and here's my transcription. It's just a bit different from the post just above (May 30). It's well worth your while to watch the video.

CRY, CRY, CRY
(Ron Kavana)

On the road from Bandon to Macroom,
I stopped at Beal na mBlath,
Where that black day in '22,
They cut Mick Collins down,
For freedom, to achieve greater freedom,
His hopes that might have been,
If the Big Fella had only lived,
To realise his dream.

CHORUS:
You could cry, cry, cry a sea of tears,
Cry, cry, cry, for eight hundred years,
You could cry till your eyes go dry,
Cry till you go blind,
But crying won't change a blessed thing,
There's no use in cry...

As I walked up past Kilmainham Jail,
And I thought of what went down,
When they tied James Connolly to a chair,
Shot that dying man to the ground,
It's where they tortured Robert Emmet,
Where Wolfe Tone took his last breath,
Joe Plunkett, he was married there,
And at the same hour put to death.

We're an awful lot for crying,
Over things that are long gone,
Forget about "Tiochfaidh ar la",
Our day is here and now,
We must embrace it with bold courage,
Show no uncertainty or fear,
Take our place among the nations,
Let our martyrs rest in peace.


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