A Timeless Country Song: “Don’t Cry Joni” – Live Duet of Conway Twitty and Daughter Joni

This is a timeless beautiful duet of a Conway Twitty song Don’t Cry Joni. This song was written by Conway Twitty and he recorded it with his daughter Joni Lee and released as a single in 1975. The recording peaked at number 63 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

About Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins. He was an American country music singer. He was fairly famous for his works in the rock, rock and roll, pop, and R&B genres as well. Conway is well-loved for his evergreen duets with the legendary country music singer Loretta Lynn. He won a total of five Academy of Country Music awards and four Country Music Association awards. Conway produced some of the most iconic country music songs with Loretta Lynn with twelve of their duets making it to the Billboard’s hot country singles chart. His popular tracks include: ‘After the Fire is Gone’, ‘As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone’, ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man’, ‘Feelins’, ‘Hello Darlin’, ‘It’s Only Make Believe’, ‘Crazy in Love’, and ‘Desperado Love’. He is considered among the greatest country singers of all time with approximately 50 singles on the country and rock charts.

Don’t Cry Joni Lyrics

Conway Twitty, Joni Lee

Jimmy please say you’ll wait for me
I’ll grow up someday you’ll see
Savin’ all my kisses just for you
Signed with love forever true

Joni was the girl who lived next door
I’ve known her I guess 10 years or more
Joni wrote me a note one day
And this is what she had to say

Jimmy please say you’ll wait for me
I’ll grow up someday you’ll see
Savin’ all my kisses just for you
Signed with love forever true

Slowly I read her note once more
Then 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
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 her words kept haunting my memory
The words that Joni said to me
Jimmy please say you’ll wait for me
I’ll grow up someday you’ll see
Savin’ 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

Jimmy Jimmy please don’t cry
You’ll forget me by and by
It’s been five years since you’ve been gone
Jimmy I married your best friend John.

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Conway Twitty

Don’t Cry Joni lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Tags: Conway Twitty, Joni Lee, Don’t Cry Joni, Conway Twitty Music, classic country music

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