IF TEARS HAD COLOR IN THEM

By John D. Loudermilk
1966 and 1967 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.
as sung by Sandy Posey on the LP Born A Woman

If tears had color in them, I'd stay such a mess
'Cause I'd always have splotches of color all over my dress
If blues and reds and yellows appeared each time I cried
Then how could I keep secret what I feel inside

Oh, I'm lucky, yes
That tears are clear
And just disappear, yes, disappear
Whenever they dry

If tears had color in them, I'd be so ashamed
'Cause I'd look like a circus clown, each time I write your name
If tears had color in them, and left a stain behind
Then I'd wear multi-colorod make-up all of the time

I'm so glad, oh, yes
That tears are clear
And just disappear, yes, disappear
Whenever they dry

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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