Lonesome Tears in My Eyes

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"Lonesome Tears in My Eyes" is a song written by Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette, Paul Burlison and Al Mortimer. It was first released by co-writer Johnny Burnette and his Rock 'n' Roll Trio in March 1957.[1]

The Beatles version[edit]

"Lonesome Tears in My Eyes"
Song by The Beatles
from the album Live at the BBC
Released 30 November 1994
Recorded 10 July 1963
Length 2:36
Label Apple
Songwriter(s) Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette, Paul Burlison and Al Mortimer
Producer(s) Terry Henebery

The Beatles, recorded "Lonesome Tears in My Eyes" "live in studio" for the BBC radio programme Pop Go The Beatles on 10 July 1963, and later transmitted on 23 July.[1] In 1994, their recording was commercially released on the album Live at the BBC. The song also influenced a later Beatles song, "The Ballad of John and Yoko" in that the outro guitar riff to that song was inspired by the corresponding intro guitar riff on "Lonesome Tears in My Eyes".[2]



Other artists that have covered the song include:

  • The Crank Tones
  • Los Fabulocos
  • The Four Charms
  • Frantic Flintstone
  • The Go Getters
  • Roy Kay Trio
  • Sonny Rogers
  • Royal Crown Revue
  • Tennessee Trio [3]
  • Los Primitivos
  • The Hot Shakers
  • Beatles

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Beatles Live at the BBC album booklet, p. 36
  2. ^ "Lonesome Tears In My Eyes | The Beatles Bible". www.beatlesbible.com. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=17:896431