Here’s a nice n’ easy country western song to sing along with. Written by the great Buck Owens, Cryin Time was famously recorded by Ray Charles. Ray of course took the song to another level altogether. But Buck Owens, the king of Bakersfield, and his partner Don Rich did it pretty good too. It’s just a great song with a such a fine lyric. Simple and sweet. Sad of course. Buck Owens was my first introduction to Country Western. Here are the lyrics and Bumbas’ very modest rendition – which I did just now and which I am posting because it’s a great song, and also because I have nothing much else to say today.

Oh it’s cryin’ time again, you’re gonna leave me

I can see that far away look in your eyes

I can tell by the way you hold me darlin’

That it won’t be long before it’s cryin time

Oh they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder

And that tears are only rain to make love grow

Well my love for you could never grow no stronger

If I live to be a hundred years old

Oh it’s cryin time again……

Now you say you’ve found someone that you love better

That’s the way it’s been a thousand times before

But as sure as the sun comes up tomorrow

Cryin’ time will start when you walk out the door

Oh it’s cryin’ time again….