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Gary Moore - ''The Sky Is Crying'' - Live 2001




"The Sky Is Crying" is a blues standard written and initially recorded by Elmore James in 1959. Called "one of his most durable compositions", "The Sky Is Crying" became a R&B record chart hit and has been interpreted and recorded by numerous artists.


In 1969, Albert King recorded the version that became one of his signature songs on the album Years Gone By, later adopted by Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Allman Brothers Band played the song at Duane Allman's funeral in 1971 and has since become one of their staples. Eric Clapton released a studio version on his 1975 There's One in Every Crowd album.


Gary Moore recorded it for his 1992 album Blues Alive.



Lyrics


The sky is cryin`

Look at the tears rollin` down the street

The sky is cryin`

Look at the tears rollin` down the street

I been lookin` for my baby

I wonder where she can be

That`s right

I saw my baby one mornin`

And she was walkin` on down the street

I saw my baby one mornin`

And she was walkin` on down the street

Yes, she was

You know it hurt me so bad

It made my poor heart skip a beat

Here we go, play it for me

I`ve got a bad, bad feelin`

My baby don`t love me no more

I`ve got a bad, bad feelin`

My baby don`t love me no more, no

The sky is cryin`

Woh, look at the tears rolling down my nose

The sky is cryin`

Look at the tears rollin` down the street, yeah

The sky is cryin`

Look at the tears rollin` down the street

I been lookin` for my baby

I wonder where my baby can be



Songwriters: Elmore James

The Sky Is Crying (2002 Remaster) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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