You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry

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""You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" / "The Last One to Know""
Single by The Caravelles
A-side "The Last One to Know"
Released 1963
Recorded 1963
Genre Pop
Length 2:01
Label Decca
Writer(s) Bob Merrill, Terry Shand
The Caravelles singles chronology
"You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry"
"I Really Don't Want to Know" / "I Was Wrong"

"You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" is a song by British girl group The Caravelles. The single reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1963,[1] and a more modest number six on the UK Singles Chart. The song had previously charted in the US by Ernest Tubb and Tennessee Ernie Ford.[2]

The song was originally recorded by Moon Mullican, Ernest Tubb and Jimmy Dorsey in 1950.

"You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" was also recorded by Billie Davis in 1963. Her version remained unreleased until her compilation Watcha Gonna Do? was released in 2007.


  1. ^ allmusic ((( The Caravelles > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 92. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.