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

Rating:
4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Joe Thomas Howard Biggs

I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you
I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you
And if you say good-bye
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 in every way
And if you say good-bye
If you ever even try

I'm gonna sit right down and cry over you
I'm gonna tell my mama tell my papa too
So they'll know exactly what I’m gonna do
And if you say good-bye
Say if you ever even try

Recordingdate: 1956/01/31, first released on: Elvis Presley (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I'm Gonna Sit Right down and Cry (Over You):

(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)

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Lex wrote on January 19, 2009
Catchy tune!
old shep wrote on November 12, 2009
An Elvis gem, hillbilly rock.
Jim Hoff wrote on November 12, 2009
Nice rocker ..... amazing lyrics ;-)
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on November 12, 2009
Good early song.Good piano !
derekd wrote on November 12, 2009
Elvis 1956, they said he would be a 3 month wonder. It's been the longest 3 months in history, the song, just great. I can play this one over & over. Yes, it was 1956 & for Elvis things would never be the same again.
Pedro Nuno wrote on November 12, 2009
Go Cat Go! The Pelvis at his very best.
Sirbalkan wrote on November 12, 2009
I hate this song with all my heart . Sorry Guys. :0)
Steve V wrote on November 12, 2009
Not his best from the golden 50's but certainly a solid entry. Elvis loved Roy Hamilton and this was Roy's song originally. Elvis took it and made it his own with a rocking version as only he could do.
Deano1 wrote on November 12, 2009
One of the overlooked recordings of 1956 rambled of admirably by Elvis. Not quite a classic, but an enjoyable rockabilly track from his classic first LP. It was January of 1956, and Elvis was still perfecting his style. Songs like this one and "One-Sided Love Affair" (recorded at the same session) are natural progressions from his Sun material to the classic July (1956) recordings that included "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog".
ElvisDayByDay wrote on November 12, 2009
A nice tune showing Elvis' musical roots.
Great Dane wrote on November 12, 2009
I' ve heard better 50's songs.
Gorse wrote on December 16, 2012
A fine rockabilly song with that happy go lucky voice he used in the early part of his career. Probably downgraded by others here as it was surrounded by a plethora of 5 star efforts at the same sessions. I never skip this one and rate it very highly.
alanfalk wrote on March 02, 2013
5 Stars !! I love this one, just like in one sided love affair Elvis has this wondeful playfullness in his voice.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on March 02, 2013
5 stars from me too ! It should have been released as a "single" back in 1956. It may have been on a 45 rpm extended play? I forget. It is a fun song to sing and dance to !
Natha wrote on March 02, 2013
A few one may think this is less than other songs from the fifties. For me this is definitely a 5+ star song. Here you will hear the young Elvis who in those early years turned everything in a fabulous, outstanding recording. The youthful spunky way of expressing this sentiment is sheer fun and a great joy to listen to. By the way, for me, even the 'lesser' songs from that period (and this one is not one of them) is worthy of a full 5 stars classification.
ElvisSacramento wrote on March 03, 2013
This is such a fantastic, catchy and fun song and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. I've never skipped it. I rate this song 5 Stars and Elvis' rendition of it 5 Stars too.
sugartummy wrote on March 24, 2013
Shorty Long on piano, doing a great job. Elvis sings it with so much fun. This is a 5 star track all the way.
bajo wrote on June 26, 2016
Rock'n roll, rockabilly whatever you may like to call it! This one is included in my rundown of Elvis' rock'n roll songs of the 50's. This one and One Side Love Affair I feel have been somewhat neglected when it comes to praise Elvis' 1956 recordings! 5 stars from me!
shoesuedeblues wrote on June 26, 2016
Excellent, great piano and vocal, underrated and seemingly forgotten.
jb4elvis wrote on August 20, 2016
This is a wonderful recording by Elvis. Although he recorded it years before I was born, I still have always liked this one. Would have been a great concert number in the '70s.
Cruiser621 wrote on July 06, 2017
4-stars. A classic from 1956 which seems contrived but it moves along rather briskly. Not your typical rock 'n roll tune but excellent album filler.
JerryNodak wrote on February 06, 2019
Catchy. Moves right along. I like it. 3 and a half stars.
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