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Classic Rewind: Ernest Tubb – ‘You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry’

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One response to “Classic Rewind: Ernest Tubb – ‘You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry’

  1. Ken May 27, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    The song is probably best remembered for the Caravelles’ 1963 pop hit. But thirteen years earlier Ernest Tubb made the song into a #10 country hit in 1950.

    A few months prior to Tubb’s Decca single Moon Mullican had released a rendition for the King label but it failed to gain traction. In 1955 Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded the song for Capitol Records. Though the Capitol execs designated it to be the “A” side of his newest release it never got off the ground because it was overshadowed by the song on the “B” side. “Sixteen Tons” became Ernie’s biggest hit.

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