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COUNTING TEARDROPS (Barry Mann / Howard Greenfield) Barry Mann - 1960 Ronny Dale - 1960 Emile Ford & The Checkmates - 1960 As recorded by BARRY MANN: Ev'ryday I sit here a-bawlin' Just like a little kid You told me to cry you a river Believe it or not, I did 'Cos I've been countin' teardrops instead of sheep Honey, honey, I just can't sleep Because I miss (Yeah-yeah) you so (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Since you're gone the teardrops flow You told me I cry lonely teardrops For treatin' you so mean All I need to keep me from drownin' Is a plumber or a submarine 'Cos I've been countin' teardrops instead of sheep Honey, honey, I just can't sleep Because I miss (Yeah-yeah) you so (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Since you've gone the teardrops flow Forty days and forty nights I sit here in the gloom Well, if you don't call or come back soon I'm gonna drown in my living room I hear tell they got seven oceans Up to the present day If you don't come back soon, pretty baby I'm gonna make it eight 'Cos I've been countin' teardrops instead of sheep Honey, honey, I just can't sleep Because I miss (Yeah-yeah) you so (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Since you've gone the teardrops flow Countin' teardrops instead of sheep Countin' teardrops instead of sheep Countin' teardrops instead.....FADE ****** As recorded by EMILE FORD: Ev'ryday I sit here a-bawlin' Just like a little kid You told me to cry you a river Believe it or not, I did 'Cos I've been countin' teardrops instead of sheep (Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah) Honey, honey, I just can't sleep 'Cos I miss (Yeah-yeah) you so (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Since you've gone the teardrops flow (Doo-doo-doo-doo) You told me I cry lonely teardrops For treatin' you so mean (Doo-doo-doo-doo) All I need to keep me from drownin' Is a plumber or a submarine 'Cos I've been countin' teardrops instead of sheep (Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah) Honey, honey, I just can't sleep 'Cos I miss (Yeah-yeah) you so (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Since you've gone the teardrops flow Forty days and forty nights I sit here in the gloom Well, if you don't call (Yeah-yeah) or come back soon (Yeah-yeah) I'm gonna drown in my livin' room Well I hear tell they've got seven oceans Up to the present day (Doo-doo-doo-doo) If you don't come back soon, pretty baby I'm gonna make it eight 'Cos I've been countin' teardrops instead of sheep (Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah) Honey, honey, I just can't sleep 'Cos I miss (Yeah-yeah) you so (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Since you've gone the teardrops flow (Doo-doo-doo-doo) Countin' teardrops instead of sheep (Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah) Honey, honey, I just can't sleep 'Cos I miss (Yeah-yeah) you so (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Since you're gone the teardrops flow (Doo-doo-doo-doo) Counting teardrops instead of sheep (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Honey, honey, I just can't sleep (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Counting teardrops instead of sheep (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Honey, honey, I just can't sleep (Yeah-yeah-yeah) Counting teardrops..............FADE (Transcribed by Jean-Marie Del Fabbro & Mel Priddle - Feb 2010)

    


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