Cry Baby Cry ()
Author: John Lennon; Lead vocal: John Lennon

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better.

The king of Marigold was in the kitchen
Cooking breakfast for the queen.
The queen was in the parlour
Playing piano for the children of the king.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

The king was in the garden
Picking flowers for a friend who came to play.
The queen was in the playroom
Painting pictures for the childrens holiday.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

The duchess of Kircaldy always smiling
And arriving late for tea.
The duke was having problems
With a message at the local bird and bee.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

At twelve o'clock a meeting round the table
For a seance in the dark.
With voices out of nowhere
Put on specially by the children for a lark.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry cry cry cry baby
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry cry cry cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

(Paul: Can you take me back where I came from?
Can you take me back?
Can you take me back where I came from?
Mama can you take me back, can you take me back...)


Credits

Recorded: July 16, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 18, 1968
John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, piano, organ
Paul McCartney - bass guitar
George Harrison - lead guitar
Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
George Martin - harmonium

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Cry Baby Cry (Take 1)