Before the Next Teardrop Falls

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Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Studio album by Freddy Fender
Released 1974
Genre Tejano
Length 29:11
Label Dot
Producer Huey P. Meaux
Freddy Fender chronology
Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Recorded Inside Louisiana State Prison
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Before The Next Teardrop Falls is an album by Freddy Fender.[1]

His first album, it was released in 1974. The album includes the number-one hits "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Roses Are Red (My Love)" (Paul Evans, Al Byron) – 3:10
  2. "I'm Not a Fool Anymore" (Robert Thibodeau) – 2:30
  3. "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" (Kris Kristofferson) – 2:35
  4. "You Can't Get Here from There" (Glenn Barber) – 2:56
  5. "I Love My Rancho Grande" (Freddy Fender) – 2:48
  6. "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" (Wayne Duncan, Fender, Huey P Meaux) – 2:52
  7. "I Almost Called Your Name" (Margaret Lewis, Myra Smith) – 2:31
  8. "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" (Vivian Keith, Ben Peters) – 2:32
  9. "The Wild Side of Life" (Arlie Carter, William Warren) – 3:08
  10. "After the Fire Is Gone" (L.E. White) – 2:52
  11. "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" (John D. Loudermilk) – 2:12


  • Freddy Fender – vocals
  • Randy Cornor – guitar
  • Donny King – bass
  • Chester Vaughn – drums
    • Special note:

"Before the Next Teardrop Falls" Bajo Sexto - Armando Lichtenberger Sr / Accordion - Silverio "Lefty" Cardenas


  1. ^ a b Chadbourne, Eugene. Before the Next Teardrop Falls at Allmusic