There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight

Hank Williams

Hank Williams

Songwriter Hank Williams
Year Written 1950
About There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight
Following on the success of “Cold, Cold Heart,” Tony Bennett recorded this Hank Williams song as well. “There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight” has been recorded by Willie Nelson, George Jones and The Drifting Cowboys, in addition to Tony Bennett’s recording.


I’ll pretend I’m free from sorrow
Make believe that wrong is right
Your wedding day will be tomorrow
But there’ll be no teardrops tonight.

Why, oh why – should you desert me
Are you doin’ this for spite
If you only want to hurt me
Then there’ll be no teardrops tonight.

I’ll believe that you still love me
When you wear your veil of white
But you think that you’re above me
So there’ll be no teardrops tonight.

Shame, oh shame – for what you’re doin’
Other arms will hold you tight
You don’t care whose life you ruin
But there’ll be no teardrops tonight.

Session / Album Information


“There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight” was recorded on December 4, 1953 and released the following year as a single.

This recording released on:

  • 1954: Columbia 78: 40169
  • 1954: Columbia 45: 4-40169
  • 1958: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1229 — Greatest Hits
  • 1958: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8652 — Tony’s Greatest Hits
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: DP 66010 — A String Of Tony’s Hits (UK)
  • 1991: MCA CD: MSD-35225 — Your Hit Parade – The Mid ’50s
  • 2005: ASV/Living Era CD: 5512 — Take My Hand…
  • 2006: Naxos Nostalgia CD: 8120803 — While We’re Young: Original Recordings 1950-1955
  • 2007:  Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #5 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK5) The Columbia Singles, Volume 3

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