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The Jive Five My True Story

Doo Wop Music

Well, Sue and Earl are a couple — but he loves Lorraine. So they “cry, cry, cry their blues away.” The Jive Five  teamed up on street corners in Brooklyn, New York, in the late 1950s. Members included  Eugene Pitt, Jerome Hanna, Richard Harris, Thurmon Prophet, and Norman Johnson. The group found success in 1961 with “My True Story” on Beltone Records. The song, which was written by Eugene Pitt and Oscar Waltzer,  reached #1 on the R&B chart and  #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over the years,  with some membership changes , they continued to have charting songs, notably in the soul genre, and  numerous TV appearances.

Here are the lyrics to “My True Story” by The Jive Five:

“Cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh

There is a story yeah
That I must tell
Of two lovers
That I bewail
Now they must cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Their blues away
(Cry cry cry their blues away)

Her name was Sue yeah
His name was Earl
His love was Lorraine
She’s a wonderful girl
But they must cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Their blues away
(Their blues away)

Love will make you happy
And love will make you cry
Love will make the tears fall
When your lover says goodbye

And then you’ll cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Your blues away
(Cry cry cry their blues away)

This story ends yeah
It was no lie
Names have been changed dear
To protect you and I

But we must cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Our blues away
(Cry cry cry)
Mmm (whoa-uh our blues away)
We must cry
(Cry cry cry whoa-uh our blues away)”

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2 Comments

  1. […] another song by The Jive Five: “My True Story,” which is on The Daily Doo Wop (Pass the Paisley’s sister […]

  2. bob says:

    Good song. I call it the witness protection song – although that program didn’t begin til 1970.

    Names have been changed dear
    To protect you and I

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