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Conway Twitty's Grandson, Tre Twitty, Covers "Don't Cry Joni"

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Talent must run in the Twitty family! Like his grandfather Conway Twitty, Tre Twitty is extremely gifted, and blew us away by his performance of "Don't Cry Joni" at Loretta Lynn's ranch, with fellow singer Emily Portman. 

"Don't Cry Joni" was released in 1975 from Conway's album, High Priest of Country Music. The duet was a success because it featured Conway's 16-year-old daughter Joni Lee Jenkins. The father/daughter duet peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and was one of only two successful duets that Conway did without Loretta Lynn. 

The song tells the timeless story of young love between a man and woman who can't be together. Joni writes a letter to her neighbor Jimmy telling him she loves him and asking him to wait for her. Jimmy knows they can never be together, so he goes to tell Joni the sad news. Poor Joni is heartbroken and brought to tears. Fifteen years later, Jimmy still thinks of Joni and decides he needs to find her. When he does, he confesses his love for her but Joni has bad news, she has moved on and married his best friend. Wow! That has to be the saddest love story we have ever heard! 

Tre does a great job carrying on his grandfather's legacy. Although there will never be another Conway Twitty, it is nice to hear a similar voice, especially in the family! Conway would be so proud! 

Check out this video to watch Tre Twitty cover Conway Twitty's hit song, "Don't Cry Joni", and you will be blown away!

LYRICS 

Jimmy please say you'll wait for me
I'll grow up someday you'll see
Saving all my kisses just for you
Signed with love
forever true

Joni was the girl who lived next door
I've known her I guess 10 years or more
Joni wrote me a note one day
And this is what she had to say

Jimmy please say you'll wait for me
I'll grow up someday you'll see
Saving all my kisses just for you
Signed with love
forever true

Slowly I read her note once more
Then I went over to the house next door
Her tear drops fell like rain that day
When I told Joni what I had to say

Joni, Joni please don't cry
You'll forget me by and by
You're just fifteen
I'm twenty two
And Joni I just cant wait for you

Soon I left our little home town
Got me a job and tried to settle down
But these words kept haunting my memory
The words that Joni said to me

Jimmy please say you'll wait for me
I'll grow up some day you'll see
Saving all my kisses just for you
Signed with love
forever true

I packed my clothes
And I caught a plane
I had to see Joni
I had to explain
How my heart was filled
With her memory
And ask my Joni if she'd marry me

I ran all the way
To the house next door
But things weren't like they were before
My tear drops fell like rain that day
When I heard what Joni had to say

Jimmy, Jimmy please don't cry
You'll forget me by and by
It's been five years since you've been gone
Jimmy I married your best friend John 
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