About The Song

Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby,” released in 1971, is a soulful and bluesy anthem that showcases her raw and powerful vocal prowess. Written by Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy, the song’s passionate delivery, emotive lyrics, and Joplin’s distinctive rasp create an intense and gripping listening experience.

With its soulful groove and heart-wrenching lyrics, “Cry Baby” captures the pain and longing of unrequited love. Joplin’s electrifying performance infuses the song with emotional depth, making it a standout track in her iconic repertoire. The dynamic instrumentation and Joplin’s soul-stirring vocals convey a sense of vulnerability and authenticity that resonates with listeners.

Upon its release, “Cry Baby” earned praise for Joplin’s soulful interpretation and became a staple in her live performances. Its enduring popularity highlights the impact of Joplin’s unique voice and her ability to infuse songs with raw emotion.

As we revisit “Cry Baby,” we celebrate Janis Joplin’s enduring legacy and the lasting impact of this bluesy classic. Its soulful resonance and Joplin’s passionate delivery continue to captivate audiences, reminding us of the timeless power of her musical artistry.



Cry baby
Cry baby
Cry baby
Honey, welcome back home
I know she told you
Hon’, I know she told you that she loved you
Much more than I did
But I know that she left you
And you swear that you just don’t know why
But you know, hon’, I’ll always
I’ll always be around
If you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby
Cry baby, cry
Cry baby
Oh honey, welcome back home
Don’t you know
Honey, ain’t nobody ever gonna love you
The way I try to do
Who’ll take all your pain
And your heartache too?
And if you need me you know that I’ll always be around
If you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby
Cry baby
Cry baby
Oh, daddy, like you always sayin’ to do
And when you walk around the world, babe
You said you’d try to look for the end of the road
You might find out later that the road’ll end in Detroit
Hon’, the road’ll even end in Kathmandu
You can go all around the world
Tryin’ to find something to do with your life, baby
When you only gotta do one thing well
You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world, babe
You got a woman waitin’ for you there
All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman
And that’ll be the end of the road, babe
I know you got more tears to share, babe
So come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
And cry, cry baby
Cry baby
And if you ever feel a little lonely, dear
I want you to come on, come on to mama now
And if you ever want a little love of a woman
Come on and baby, baby, baby, babe, babe, baby now
Cry baby, yeah