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Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Cindy's cryin' but it ain't no use -
On Bleecker Street,
Police stopped her on the street today,
Cindy, Cindy, whatcha gonna do?
Now Cindy went South and took the cure,
[Repeat First Verse]
Tim R. writes and points out some variations in the lyrics as recorded on The Complete Tom Paxton versus the lyrics shown on this page:
I don’t know if you want to note possible variations between albums, but on The Complete Tom Paxton the lyrics to Cindy’s Crying are a bit different than the lyrics at http://www.mydfz.com/Paxton/lyrics/cc.htm.(deletions, additions)
In the third verse, instead of “I know you can make it but you better stop tryin'.” Tom sings “You can make it if you just start tryin'.”
In the next verse, “We can make it but we better start tryin'.” is sung “I know we can make it but we better start tryin'.”
The repeat of the first verse is done with a variation to that same line, from “You said you'd leave it and I hope you're tryin'.” to “I know we can make it if we just start tryin'.”
I don't ordinarily indicate minor variations in lyrics however I suppose it's good to do it now and again to remind people that such things exist. There is no one "correct version" because even the author changes things around from time to time.