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)

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Written by: Churchill L. Kohlman

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:


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.


He is very mom really liked him back in the day!!

Swagothor 3000

I hope you continued music as well! I really enjoy hearing about the memories that people have of him!


You might get a kick out of this Swagothor 3000. My Dad was an Orchestra Leader so I started singing at 5 and watched Johnny Ray on his weekly show playing his piano and singing Cry. I loved him and would bring my pillow in the living room to watch. Good shows back then.. Hope you continued Music too!

Ira Saposnik

Boy this is bad Thad e gads


Is Kerry Kollmar his son?

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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?

Lidia B.




da man

I didn't get this comment a few days ago but I came back cause now I understand it. I watched a video of Jimmy Fallon on Conan singing a bunch of songs over "Can't Touch This," including "Come on Eileen." I searched up the poor old johnny ray part that he sang, cause I recognized the song, and lo and behold, this other video I watched a few days ago after watching "There's no Business Like Show Business" (with Johnny Ray) came up as well. Then I thought, "oh shoot, maybe that comment was a lyric!" And it was.

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