Cry Me A River (E Minor)

Cry Me A River
You will receive the full track upon your purchase
  1. 1.
    Accompaniment
    0:36
Instrument: Voice
Words and Music: Arthur Hamilton
Key: E Minor
Lyrics start: "Now you say you're lonely...."

“Cry Me a River” is a popular American torch song, written by Arthur Hamilton, first published in 1953 and made famous in 1955 with the version by Julie London.

A bluesy jazz ballad, “Cry Me a River” was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the 1920s-set film, Pete Kelly’s Blues (released 1955). According to Hamilton, he and Julie London had been high school classmates, and she contacted him on behalf of her husband, Jack Webb, who was the film’s director and was looking for new songs for its soundtrack. After the song was dropped from the film, Fitzgerald first released her version on Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! in 1961.

The song’s first release was by actress and singer Julie London on Liberty Records in 1955.

Performance Length: 4’14”.
(No Repeat: 2’13”)

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment (No Repeat)
  • Accompaniment + Melody

    The sheet music for this version can be found by clicking here.

2,50

Product Description

“Cry Me a River” is a popular American torch song, written by Arthur Hamilton, first published in 1953 and made famous in 1955 with the version by Julie London.

A bluesy jazz ballad, “Cry Me a River” was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the 1920s-set film, Pete Kelly’s Blues (released 1955). According to Hamilton, he and Julie London had been high school classmates, and she contacted him on behalf of her husband, Jack Webb, who was the film’s director and was looking for new songs for its soundtrack. After the song was dropped from the film, Fitzgerald first released her version on Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! in 1961.

The song’s first release was by actress and singer Julie London on Liberty Records in 1955.

Performance Length: 4’14”.
(No Repeat: 2’13”)

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment (No Repeat)
  • Accompaniment + Melody

    The sheet music for this version can be found by clicking here.

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