Nellie McKay - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying Lyrics

Don't let the sun catch you crying
The night's the time for all your tears
Your heart may be broken tonight
But tomorrow, in the morning light
Don't let the sun catch you crying

The nighttime's shadows disappear
And with them go all your tears
For the morning will bring joy
For every girl and boy
So don't let the sun catch you crying

We know that crying's not a bad thing
But stop your crying when the birds sing

It may be hard to discover
That you've been left for another
But don't forget that love's a game
And it can always come again
Don't let the sun catch you crying
Don't let the sun catch you crying, oh, no

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Nellie McKay Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying Comments
  1. Clinton CTX

    I played this video for my wife today. She started crying. She said it was so beautiful.

  2. De St

    At rehearsal, I thought she was the Queen.

  3. Christopher R. Bessin


  4. kellyB

    Nellie McKay, what a treasure!

  5. Chuck Haynes

    I loved this song back when Gerry and the Pacemakers did it. I just fell in love with it again. What a beautiful voice.

  6. Joe DiSantis

    Such a pure and pretty voice. Found this by accident. Very talented person who is easy and so comfortable to listen to. She makes singing appear effortless.Very nicely done.

  7. robinhope1970

    Great version of a wonderful song 👌🏾

  8. Clint Hoagland

    instantaneously the definitive version of this song

  9. Christopher Calle

    I discovered her music while I was in Iraq in 2004. Her beautiful music made that tough time a little bit easier.

    De St

    Thank you--for both things. Merry Christmas.

  10. spoinewc

    Oh Nellie wonderful and sublime as usual.

  11. Greg Lewis

    Is that Nick Forster (formerly of Hot Rize) on mandocello?

  12. Joseph Barry

    Oh look everyone she's appropriating the clothes of another culture. What a buffoon. What a sad sack she is. Truly. And she's got a little lady-beard going, too. YUCK.

    De St

    You sound like someone who's got a little lady-beard, yourself.

  13. Todd Boden

    I am not vegan, I am not feminist, but I see and appreciate pure talent when I see it. Nellie opens my mind and ways of thinking because she conveys her opinions in non threatening manner. I listen.

  14. Stephen Verchinski

    This one I think i would also put on the playlist numbers for the Conway Muse. You will play there someday. It will be smashing.

  15. andyinoregon

    Her voice reminds me just a bit of a young Rickie Lee Jones who also covered this 1964 British Invasion classic by Gerry and the Pacemakers. The song was an even bigger hit in the U.S. than it was in England.

  16. Duncan McKeown

    Nellie has great stage presence and a very nice someone else here has said, she is instantly likeable! I like her choice of some way she seems like a time traveller from a gentler age. Oh! And I also share her politics!

  17. MrMahlerman

    Love a clear voice that drives you through a song. Superb.

  18. tomitstube

    written by a british group, managed by brian epstein and recorded by george martin. nellie's melodic voice makes everything better.

  19. Vince DiLorenzo

    Love her voice and musicality

  20. John Blackman

    Wow, pulling up a Gerry and the Pacemakers song. Nice!

  21. Marcosc

    Beautiful woman and very nice vocal!

  22. Billy Matthews

    Like Nellie's, music....😊 too here in 2018...

  23. Corndog Sanchez

    Look up "pretty" in the dictionary; that's Nellie's face to the right of the word. She's instantly lovable, and enormously talented. Oh, boy, here I go, falling in love with a dream...

  24. Andrew Fimbres

    I heard you on Jimmy Dore, I am a lifetime fan now. You have a beautiful voice.


    I saw her on with Jimmy as well! She is wonderful.

    Koen Dove

    Me too!!!

  25. jub8891

    beautiful performer. and her tiny hands are adorable i dont care what anyone says.

  26. soinorman

    Drop the guy.


    soinorman, I disagree!

  27. SuperCambot

    She talks like a female Jonathan Richman.
    .. or maybe Jonathan Richman is a male Nellie McKay?

  28. Yul Olaivar

    Such a beautiful voice.

  29. Charlie Smith

    Beautiful love it. Thank you!

  30. gusone11

    Nellie McKay I love her. I love her version of this song.

  31. Dalmacio Wahayna

    Well done, love it....

  32. Captain Nice

    Good job - I hear Bossa Nova in Nellie's voice

  33. Sara S.

    Hey someone is listening you from other part of world at 2:40 a.m.midnght.eventhough we speak different languages; we have same emotions on this Earth. it really touched to my heart .thank you for this amazing song 💓

  34. Suchi Gada

    "No dejes que el sol te agarre llorando"

  35. Mariana Artieda

    I love Nelly so much...

  36. Jim Wellborn

    Another Nellie fan.

  37. Sun Dok

    I LOVE this version. Can't say it's better than the original, but I'm really blown away about the way this song is played in a small setting, it's so real. And Nellie's personality and expression does it all for me. Sooooo goooood.......

  38. Sat Ori

    I hear Astrud Gilberto

  39. Marty Hyman

    A beautiful and unique talent - whether her own sings or covers.

  40. Michele Cort

    Just fantastic!

  41. Dale Jodoin

    For the morning will bring joy, Gerry and the Pacemakers used in E Major on the word Joy. What is joyful about any minor?

    De St a song so joyful, no less. What a putz.

  42. Deana Bobina

    Long time fan.. I never miss a performance when she come to town.. Love My weekly reader! great song selection

  43. CoolhandLukeSkywalkr

    I'm so glad I know this person. I've met her at 5 concerts, and last time, she took me backstage. I even serenaded her outside her door, while she got changed in her dressing room. I've even done an impromptu duet with her. She's so nice to me, even though I'm a weird guy, found out recently that I have ASD, autism spectrum disorder. Nellie McKay's songs make me feel happy, and warm.

    Justin Edwards

    CoolhandLukeSkywalkr how were you tested?

    Christopher R. Bessin

    I hate that they call ASD a disorder. I once read in a book they call it a "difforder", offering an alternate perspective

    Christopher R. Bessin

    "ass burgers" is also a terrible name for a beautiful alternate perspective that sometimes can help see above the fray


    @Justin Edwards A clinical psychologist conducted testing on me, and the specialized testing, along with her analysis, confirmed that I am autistic as hell. But I first figured out that I was when a few different people suggested to me that I was, because they were familiar with the traits of asd.


    @Christopher R. Bessin It's a neurological developmental disorder, it's technically a birth defect. Someday, they will fix it with gene editing.

  44. Eliezer Pennywhistler

    Well, she really nailed that one!

  45. izziOnBass

    She has the ever happy face which I dream about!

  46. lillyandruben

    sounds so smooth

  47. noonster55

    looks prettier as a brunet, still sounds great...

  48. bagoosky

    Very good

  49. InnerSpaceTourist

    This sounds so fucking good I now want a mandocello. Oh and the combo sounds fucking amazing... how the fuck isn't there more of this? fucking weird. (warning: contains swear words)

    Bill Tate

    +InnerSpaceTourist What a damn idiot. Like a third grader trying out a new ugly word. Grow up!

    Bill Tate

    +InnerSpaceTourist Now, now little one, you spit out your pacifier when you kick and scream like that!

  50. fetermcblues

    Ye Beautiful .. the mandocello and the uke create a true string vibe magic ...!!