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I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)

Written by Joe ThomasHoward Biggs

Album This song officially appears on the Live At The BBC Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1994

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)” is a popular song written in 1953 by Joe Thomas and Howard Biggs. Since then, it became something of a minor pop standard, largely due to several well-received versions of the song. It is best known for appearing on Elvis Presley’s first album, and for a performance of the song by The Beatles (that appears on their Live at the BBC album). The Beatles also performed the song at the Star-Club in Hamburg on New Year’s Eve, 31 December 1962, during their fifth and final Hamburg residency. This version appears on their album, Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962.

The Beatles Version

The Beatles recorded their version on July 16, 1963 at the BBC Paris Studio in London for the Pop Go The Beatles radio show. The recording went unreleased until 1994 when it was released on Live at the BBC.

The Beatles version is different than Presley’s version in that is more rock ‘n’ roll while Presley’s version is in a more rockabilly country style.

This is one of three Presley songs recorded by the Beatles for BBC radio, the others being “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” and “That’s All Right“.

Last updated on December 3, 2016

Lyrics

I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you
I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you
And if you ever say goodbye
And if you ever even try
I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you

I'm gonna love you more and more every day
I'm gonna love you more and more every way
And if you ever say goodbye
And if you ever even try
I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you

I'm gonna tell your mama
Tell your papa too
So they'll know exactly what I'm gonna do
If you ever say goodbye
If you ever even try
I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you

Wah-hoo!

I'm gonna tell your Mama
Tell your Papa too
So they'll know exactly what I'm gonna do
If you ever say goodbye
If you ever even try
I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you
I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you
I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you

Officially appears on


Live At The BBC

Official live • Released in 1994

2:01 • Radio showL1 • ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)’ like the other two Elvis covers on this disc, was released in the UK on Rock ‘n’ Roll No. 1.

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Terry Henebery:
Producer

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Aug 06, 1963

Bootlegs


Star Club - Hamburg, Germany - December 1962

Unofficial live

1:43 • Live


The BBC Archives Volume 5

Unofficial album

2:07 • Radio show


ZU LAUT!

Unofficial live

1:43 • Live


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 5

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

2:21 • Live

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Aug 06, 1963

Live performances

“I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)” has been played


Pop Go The Beatles

Aug 06, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions



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