This video showcases Conway Twitty and daughter, Joni Lee performing  ‘Don’t Cry Joni’ song live proving that the said song is both amusing and painful for it reminds of buried unrequited romance.

Apparently, kids, being ‘Friendzoned’ in the 70s is way cooler than today when songs like ‘Don’t Cry Joni’ tells the story of people who got rejected but completely moved on while heartbreakers realize that they are dumb enough to let go and that realization could have crossed their minds sooner.

Conway Twitty, Joni Lee

Conway Twitty’s daughter, Joni Lee Jenkins is the obvious inspiration and perfectly imagined narrator of the said song. It is Conway Twitty’s 41st song that peaked at number one while also set another record of achieving a number one song with another duet partner aside from Loretta Lyn. Consecutively, it‘s also the only country song that the Twitty siblings managed to score at a number one spot.

It cannot be denied that ‘Don’t Cry Joni’ was an epic example of how songs could be catchy and lasting but still maintain its literary value.

Watch the father-daughter tandem performance here:

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“Don’t Cry Joni” 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