"Cry Baby" is a song originally recorded by Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, in 1963, and later covered by rocksinger Janis Joplin. Bert Berns wrote the song with Jerry Ragovoy.
In September and October 1970, Janis Joplin recorded it for her album Pearl, posthumously released in 1971. The song was in blues-rock style and its producer was Paul A. Rothchild. On the single, the B-side was the track, "Mercedes Benz".
Cry baby, cry baby, cry baby, Honey, welcome back home.
I know she told you, Honey I know she told you that she loved you Much more than I did, But all I know is that she left you, And you swear that you just don't know why, But you know, honey I'll always, I'll always be around if you ever want me Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby, Oh honey, welcome back home.
Don't you know, honey, Ain't nobody ever gonna love you The way I try to do ? Who'll take all your pain, Honey, your heartache, too ? And if you need me, you know That I'll always be around if you ever want me Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby, Oh daddy, like you always seem to do.
And when you walk around the world, babe, You said you'd try to look for the end of the road, You might find out later that the road'll end in Detroit, Honey, the road'll even end in Kathmandu. You can go all around the world Trying to find something to do with your life, baby, When you only gotta do one thing well, You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world, babe. You got a woman waiting for you there, All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman And that'll be the end of the road, babe, I know you got more tears to share, babe, So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, And cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby.
And if you ever feel a little lonely, dear, I want you to come on, come on to your mama now, And if you ever want a little love of a woman Come on and baby baby baby babe babe baby now Cry baby yeah.
Songwriters: J. RAGOVOY / B. BERNS Cry Baby lyrics © Sony/ATV Songs LLC, UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC., WREN MUSIC CO