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The Everly Brothers Crying in the Rain

Pop Music

The song “Crying in the Rain” was written by prolific songwriters Howard Greenfield and Carole King.  The Everly Brothers recorded it in 1962, and the song became an international hit. It went to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot  100 and U.K. Singles Chart.  It also went to #8 In Norway and #9 in The Netherlands.

Donald “Don” Everly was born in Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, 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. They enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserved in October, 1961. One of their few performances during their service was on The Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1962, where they sang  “Jezebel” and  “Crying in the Rain” in their uniforms. The Everly Brothers are in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Here are the lyrics to “Crying in the Rain” by The Everly Brothers:

“I’ll never let you see
The way my broken heart is hurting me
I’ve got my pride and I know how to hide
All my sorrow and pain
I’ll do my crying in the rain

If I wait for cloudy skies
You won’t know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You’ll never know that I still love you
So though the heartaches remain
I’ll do my crying in the rain

Raindrops falling from heaven
Will never wash away my misery
But since we’re not together
I’ll wait for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you’ll never see

Someday when my crying’s done
I’m gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But till then, darling, you’ll never see me complain
I’ll do my crying in the rain
I’ll do my crying in the rain
I’ll do my crying in the rain
I’ll do my crying in the rain”

For another song by The Everly Brothers: “Cathy’s Clown.”

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