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[Verse 1]
Mm, tell mama
Where’d you sleep last night?
Can’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

[Verse 2]
Hey, tell me baby
What’s the matter here?
Can’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

[Verse 3]
Hey, stop you all’ train
Let a poor boy ride
Can’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

[Verse 4]
Hey, Mister Bartender
I swear I’m not too young
Can’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

[Verse 5]
Blow your whistle, policeman
My poor feet are trained to run
Can’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

[Verse 6]
Long-distance operator
I hear this phone call is on the house
Can’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

[Verse 7]
Ashes and diamonds
The diff’rence I Can’t see
Can’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

[Verse 8]
Mister Judge and Jury
Can’t you see the shape I’m in?
Don’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

[Verse 9]
Mississippi River
You a-runnin’ too fast for me
Can’t you hear me crying?
Hm, hm, hm

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