Don`t cry Joni


   D                                     A

Jimmy, please say you`ll wait for me,

A7                             D

    I`ll grow up some day, you`ll see.

  D7                            G

Saving all my kisses just for you,

A                               A7      D

     shine with love forever true.


       D                               A

1.    Joni was the girl who lived next door,

              A7                                  D

I`ve known her, I guess, ten years or more.

     D7                       G

    Joni wrote me a note one day,

A                                    A7      D

    and this is what she had to say.




       D                         A

2.    Slowly I read her note once more,

            A7                           D

then I went over to the house next door.

            D7                        G

    Her teardrops fell like rain that day,

             A                          A7       D

    when I told Joni what I had to say.


       D               A

3.    Joni, Joni, please don`t cry,

A7                          D

    you`ll forget me by and by.

                D7                       G

    You`re just fifteen, I`m twenty-two,

              A                       A7        D

    and, Joni, I just can`t wait for you.


       D                   A

4.    Soon I left our little home town,

A7                                         D

got me a job and tried to settle down.

                     D7                                    G

   But these words kept haunting  my memory,

A                                 A7       D

   the words that Joni said to me.      + CHORUS


        D                                 A

5.    I packed my clothes and I caught a plane,

       A7                         D

I had to see Joni, I had to explain.

                    D7                                   G

    How my heart was filled with her memory,

A                                              A7     D

    and that`s my Joni if she`d marry me.


       D                                 A

6.    I ran all the way to the house next door,

            A7                                  D

but things weren`t like they were before.

           D7                        G

    My teardrops fell like rain that day,

             A                           A7        D

    when I heard what Joni had to say.


      D                        A

7.    Jimmy, Jimmy, please don`t cry,

A7                          D

you`ll forget me by and by.

             D7                             G

    It`s been five years since you`ve been gone,

      A                                 A7               D

    Jimmy,  I married your best friend John.


    (Conway Twitty)