DON’T CRY JONI


DON’T CRY JONI
(Conway Twitty)

Conway Twitty & Joni Lee – 1975
Margo & Daniel O’Donnell – 2006

Joni was the girl who lived next door
I’ve known her, I guess, ten years or more
Joni wrote me a note one day
And this is what she had to say

(JONI:)
(Jimmy, please say you’ll wait for me)
(I’ll grow up someday you’ll see)
(Saving all my kisses just for you)
(Signed with love forever true)

Slowly I read her note once more
I went over to the house next door
Her teardrops fell like rain that day
When I told Joni what I had to say

Joni, Joni please don’t cry
You’ll forget me by and by
You’re just fifteen, I’m twenty-two
And Joni, I just can’t wait for you

Soon I left our little home town
Got me a job and tried to settle down
But those words kept haunting my memory
The words that Joni wrote to me

(JONI:)
(Jimmy, please say you’ll wait for me)
(I’ll grow up someday you’ll see)
(Saving all my kisses just for you)
(Signed with love forever true)

I packed my clothes and I caught a plane
I had to see Joni, I had to explain
How my heart was filled with her memory
And ask my Joni if she’d marry me

I ran all the way to the house next door
But things weren’t like they were before
My teardrops fell like rain that day
When I heard what Joni had to say

(JONI:)
(Jimmy, Jimmy please don’t cry)
(You’ll forget me by and by)
(It’s been five years since you’ve been gone)
(And Jimmy, I married your best friend John)

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