DON'T TRY TO CRY YOUR WAY BACK TO ME
Kelly / Welling
as recorded by Thomas "Fats" Waller
& his Rhythm
March 11th 1938
Don't try to cry your way back to me!
Don't waste a sigh for my sympathy!
Don't apologise for all you do!
(Baby, when you realise,
You don't even realise I'm through with you!
Try and hide your pride, that's alright!
But I got somebody else by my side now!
You go your way and I'll go mine, yes!)
And don't forget there'll be no next time!
Just as soon as you step out through that door,
Make a note of what I said before!
(Don't you come back here trying to cry your way back to me!
No no, it'll never happen, no no!)
When you pass this house, don't hesitate,
I won't kneel at the front gate!
Oh baby, don't you try to cry your way back to me, no no!
(Get away from there, get away from there, that's closed!)
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - November 2012)