You’ve Gotta Cry Girl:
A song written by D. Dudley & R. Barish, was recorded by Dave Dudley for the Mercury label, with the production of Jerry Kennedy, on October 14, 1972, it reached number # 12 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and it stayed on lists for 16 weeks. In Canadian charts, it reached position number # 14.
The song would be included in his eighteenth studio album, The Original Traveling Man (Mercury 1972), the album would reach the position number # 18 of USA top country albums.
Dave Dudley – You’ve Gotta Cry Girl Lyrics
Oh you’ve got to cry girl then you’ll know how I miss you
Well I’ve grown up girl I’ve learned how to be a man
I’ve cried tears felt the pain have memories when you hurt me
But now look at me I still know I can stand
Say are you listening girl do you hear what I’m saying
And do you know girl the reason that I walked out
Well you’re young right now but tomorrow the world may find you
So learn from life and find what love’s about
Oh you’ve got to cry girl before you can be a woman
And you’ve gotta hurt girl before you’ll understand
You need tears and time and sad memories to complete you
So I wish you all the heartaches you can stand