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The Everly Brothers Cathys Clown

Pop Music

The Everly Brothers have music within a number of genres, including country, rockabilly, and rock and roll. “Cathy’s Clown” is usually categorized as pop music. Ah, the heartbreak. It’s universal. It’s hard to know she’s telling lies and hard to hear you’re Cathy’s clown. The song was written by Phil and Don Everly. They certainly loved those beautiful close harmonies, where each line could often be the melody line. This was their first single for the Warner Bros. label after several years with Cadence. In 1960, “Cathy‚Äôs Clown” went to #1 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the R&B Chart, and the U.K. chart.

Donald “Don” Everly was born in Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentuky, on February 1, 1937. Phillip “Phil” Everly was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 19, 1939, and passed away last year on January 3, 2014. The Everly Brothers are in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Here are the lyrics:

“Don’t want your love any more
Don’t want your kisses, that’s for sure
I die each time I hear this sound
Here he comes, that’s Cathy’s clown

I’ve got to stand tall, you know a man can’t crawl
For when he knows you’re telling lies
And he lets them pass him by
He’s not a man at all

Don’t want your love any more
Don’t want your kisses, that’s for sure
I die each time I hear this sound
Here he comes, that’s Cathy’s clown

When you see me shed a tear
And you know that it’s sincere
Don’t you think it’s kind of sad, that you’re treating me so bad?
Or don’t you even care?

Don’t want your love any more
Don’t want your kisses , that’s for sure
I die each time I hear this sound
Here he comes, that’s Cathy’s clown
That’s Cathy’s clown, that’s Cathy’s clown”

If you are interested in more golden oldies from The Everly Brothers, please consider these: “Bye Bye Love,” “Till I Kissed You,” and “Wake Up Little Susie.”

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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