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Johnnie Ray Lyrics

If your sweetheart sends a letter of goodbye
It's no secret you'll feel better if you cry
When waking from a bad dream
Don't you sometimes think it's real?
But it's only false emotions that you feel

If your heartaches seem to hang around too long
And your blues keep getting bluer with each song
Remember sunshine can be found behind a cloudy sky
So let your hair down and go on and cry

If your heartaches seem to hang around too long
And your blues keep getting bluer with each song
Well now, remember sunshine can be found behind a cloudy sky
So let your hair down and go on baby and cry (cry, and cry)

Written by: Churchill L. Kohlman

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In the February 2nd, 1952 issue of Billboard Magazine, Johnny Ray's "Little White Cloud That Cried"* peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on it's 'Records Most-Played By Disk Jockeys' chart, and for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was Johnnie Ray's own "Cry"...
And also for that week, "Little White Cloud That Cried" was at #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Pop Records chart...
Between 1951 and 1959 the Dallas, Oregon native had twenty-nine records on the Billboard charts, eight made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Cry", for eleven weeks on the 'Best Sellers In Stores' chart in December of 1951...
Eight of his twenty-nine charted records were with the Four Lads...
John Alvin Ray passed away at the age of 63 on February 24th, 1990...
May he R.I.P.
* "Little White Cloud That Cried" was Johnnie Ray's first of two of his records to peak at #2, his other #2 record was "Just Walking In The Rain", for one week in October of 1956...
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Most-Played By Disk Jockeys' Top 10 on February 2nd, 1952:
At #3. "Tell Me Why" by the Four Aces featuring Al Alberts
#4. "Tiger Rag" by Les Paul and Mary Ford
#5. "Shrimp Boats" by Jo Stafford
#6. "Tell Me Why" by Eddie Fisher
#7. "Sin" by Eddy Howard
#8. "Any Time" by Eddie Fisher
#9. "Slow Poke" by Pee Wee King
#10. "Slow Poke" by Ralph Flanagan

All comments from YouTube:

Swagothor 3000

I love this. Johnnie Ray is my great great uncle. Wish I had a chance to meet him.

Andrew Cross

Hazel or Elma? I won’t believe your answer because it’s just silly to be like omg! That’s my (so and so)

Andrew Cross

Yeah he’s my brother

geraldina aguilera

Johnnie Ray and Andy Williiams are my favourite male singers

Swagothor 3000

@Caryn Percell My grandmother was Jan, we all called her granny. Her mother was Elma Johnnie's sister. I am from Oregon as well!

Caryn Percell

@Dean Firnatine yes I am! Portland actually! My dad and Johnny Ray were 1st cousins who grew up together. Johnny’s mother and my grandmother were sisters♥️

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Kev Bee

Poor old Johnny Ray, sounded sad upon the radio
But he moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers cried, sang along, who’d blame them?


Too rye ay

da man

@peacefuljeffrey lol that's a bit different from me


@da man In my case, I ended up here because of an article headline on Facebook about Johnny Ray being a closeted bisexual whose bisexuality was an open secret. I saw this comment and it seemed familiar even though for all these years I never knew what those lyrics were when they were sung. So I looked up the song and listened to it and sure enough confirmed my suspicion that this comment was the opening lyrics to “Come On, Eileen.”

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