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Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

Written by Joe Greene

Album This song officially appears on the Tripping The Live Fantastic Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1990

Other soundcheck songs officially released

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’” is a song written by Joe Greene and released in 1946 by Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five. Jordan’s version reached No. 3 in Billboard’s chart of “Most-Played Juke Box Race Records“.

The song was recorded by Ray Charles, and appeared in his 1959’s album The Genius of Ray Charles. Charles’s version reached No. 17 on Billboard’s “Hot R&B Sides” and No. 95 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also recorded by Jackie DeShannon on her 1965 album This is Jackie De Shannon, Paul McCartney on his 1990 live album Tripping the Live Fantastic, and jazz singer Roseanna Vitro on her 1997 album Catchin’ Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles.

Paul played “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’” during many soundchecks over the years, and during two special concerts in 2010.

Last updated on June 30, 2017

Lyrics

Don't let the sun catch you cryin',
Cryin' on my front door,?
You done daddy dirty now?
And honey he ain't gonna love you no more.??

And don't let the sun catch you cryin',
Cryin' on my front door,
You done daddy dirty now?
And honey he don't love you no more.

Well you can cry, cry, cry, cry?
Oh now baby, you can wail?
You can bang your little head on the pavement?
Till the man comes and throws you in jail.

Don't let the sun catch you cryin',
Cryin' on my front door?
Yeah you done your daddy dirty now?
And honey he ain't gonna love you no more??

Yeah you can cry, cry, cry, cry?
Oh now baby, baby you can wail?
You can bang your head on that hard hard pavement?
Till the man comes and throws you in jail.?

Don't let the sun catch you cryin'
Cryin' on my front door?
You done daddy dirty now?
And honey he ain't gonna love you no more??

Yeah, you know you done him dirty now.
You know you done him dirty,
And I just can't love you no more.

Officially appears on


Tripping The Live Fantastic

Official live • Released in 1990

4:31 • SoundcheckA

Performed by:
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyRobbie McIntoshHamish StuartPaul WickensChris Whitten
Paul McCartney:
Producer
Eddie Klein:
Assistant engineer
Matt Butler:
Assistant engineer
Peter Henderson:
Producer
Bob Clearmountain:
Mixing engineer, Producer
Jeff Cohen:
Recording engineer
Geoff Foster:
Assistant engineer
Scott Hull:
Assistant engineer
George Cowan:
Assistant engineer
Paul Rushbrook:
Assistant engineer

Concert From the concert in Montreal, Canada on Dec 09, 1989

Bootlegs




Sunset Soundcheck

Unofficial live

5:17 • Soundcheck

Concert From the concert in Washington, USA on Jul 04, 1990


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

4:05 • Studio version


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

4:20 • Soundcheck


Live performances

“Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying” has been played in 2 concerts and 48 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying” has been played


Live At The Academy

Dec 20, 2010 • United Kingdom • Liverpool • O2 Academy


100 Club

Dec 17, 2010 • United Kingdom • London • 100 Club


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