He’s Not Worth Your Tears

Lyric by Mort Dixon & Billy Rose and Music by Harry Warren (1930)

Love found a pasture warm and fertile,
When love came wand’ring to my heart;
Here was something new,
Oh, how close we grew.
Life was all mistletoe and myrtle,
I never dreamed we’d ever part.
Then one bitter dawn,
Sweet romance was gone;
Now with people sympathizing,
It’s so hard to carry on.

Female chorus:

The story’s over, he’s gone away,
But I’ll be tortured day after day
By friends with good intentions who say:
He’s not worth your tears.
I know they think they’re comforting me,
But how mistaken people can be,
Who say, “There’s other fish in the sea,
He’s not worth your tears.”
They never bother an old weeping willow,
They leave it drooping there.
So, if I want to confide in my pillow,
Why should strangers care?
My heart is filled with all it can hold,
A good long cry might leave it consoled,
And that’s why I don’t want to be told:
He’s not worth your tears.

Male chorus:

The story’s over, she’s gone away,
But I’ll be tortured day after day
By friends with good intentions who say:
She’s not worth your tears.
I know they think they’re comforting me,
But how mistaken people can be,
Who say “There’s other fish in the sea,
She’s not worth your tears.”
They never bother an old weeping willow,
They leave it drooping there.
So, if I want to confide in my pillow,
Why should strangers care?
My heart is filled with all it can hold,
A good long cry might leave it consoled,
And that’s why I don’t want to be told:
She’s not worth your tears.

Female verse 2:

I sit in silent meditation,
Weary and trying to forget;
But the fact is plain,
That it’s all in vain.
Tears are my only consolation,
Knowing that I adore him yet.
So, if I must cry,
Who will question why?
Let the world leave me with mem’ries,
Let the world go drifting by.

[Female chorus]

Male verse 2:

I sit in silent meditation,
Weary and trying to forget;
But the fact is plain,
That it’s all in vain.
Tears are my only consolation,
Knowing that I adore her yet.
So, if I must cry,
Who will question why?
Let the world leave me with mem’ries,
Let the world go drifting by.

[Male chorus]

Year of Publication: 1930
Publisher: Remick Music Corp.

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