Etta James - All I Could Do Was Cry Lyrics

Etta James At Last! cover art
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I heard church bells ringing,
I heard a choir singing.
I saw my love walk down the aisle.
On her finger, he placed a ring, oh, oh.

I saw them holding hands
She was standing there with my man.
I heard them promise 'til death do us part.
Each word was a pain in my heart.

Oh. All I could do, all I could do was cry.
All I could do was cry.
I was losing the man that I loved,
and all I could do was cry.

And now the wedding is over,
rice has been thrown over their heads.
For them, life has just begun but mine is at an end

Oh. All I could do, all I could do was cry.
All I could do was cry.
I was losing the man that I loved,
And all I could do was cry.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Anything to Say You're Mine
  • 2 My Dearest Darling
  • 3 Trust in Me
  • 4 Sunday Kind of Love
  • 5 Tough Mary
  • 6 I Just Want to Make Love to You
  • 7 At Last
  • 8 All I Could Do Was Cry
  • 9 Stormy Weather
  • 10 Girl of My Dreams


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Berry Gordy Jr, Berry Jr Gordy, Gwendolyn Gordy Fuqua, Roquel Davis
    album: Track 8 in album At Last!
    release date: 1960-11-15
    popularity : 98 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Blues
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 2:57
    producer: Leonard Chess, Leonard & Phil Chess and Phil Chess
    conductor: Riley Hampton
    lead vocals: Etta James
    orchestra: Riley Hampton Orchestra
    arranger: Riley Hampton
    writer: Berry Gordy, Billy Davis, Gwen Gordy
    Album Information
    label: Argo
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin