Crying (3:49)

Cover of The Best of Don McLean

From The Best of Don McLean and 91 other releases

This was written by and originally recorded by Roy Orbison. According to the Crying Songfacts, Orbison wrote this song as the result of running into a girl he’d split up with, with whom he was still in love with. However he refused to say how much she meant to him, and afterwards he regretted his stubborness.


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  • silversurfer250

    Great version, but Roy could really make you feel it...that folks is Gravitas.

    26 May 11:22am Reply
  • thebroadcast

    Really touching, sung with feeling and emotion and Don does a wonderful version and as others have said I too like Roy's version of this song. Thanks Cida !

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

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    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Very nice indeed :-)

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • devonalex

    What a lovely version of a classic, classic song.

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • lovehonkytonk

    what more can I say, ?? read below !!! I agree to all........

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • bilgee0629

    in fact, it sounds than its original version.

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    I love this song so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • claudiobittenco

    One of the most heartbreaking love ballads ever............!!!!!! (2) "I love you even more than I did before. But darling...what can I do?"

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • venicechance

    A beautiful version of a classic song.

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • cindyblueorigin

    so sweet, just heartbreaking

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • steamboat58

    Nice version, thanks Ingetraud

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • discmann

    Great song ;-)

    22 Oct 2011 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    WOW Maravilhosa!!!!!

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • wbierman

    k.d. Lang did a killer version with Roy Orbison (I'm sure it was blended in the studio)

    15 Dec 2010 Reply
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    25 Nov 2010 Reply
  • baarock1957

    supberb never tire of hearing this even tho an oldie its still crosses the generational gap youth to old farts like me ha ha

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • wwhelpup

    genieal !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Angelina56

    One of the most heartbreaking love ballads ever............!!!!!!

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • hippiegirl1968

    more used to Roy Orbison's version, but this is fine too. did k.d. Lang do this one too? I've this vague idea she did.

    19 May 2010 Reply
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