Crying in the Chapel

June Valli, Joe Reisman's Orchestra

About Crying in the Chapel

"Crying in the Chapel" is a song written by Artie Glenn for his son Darrell to sing. Darrell recorded it while still in high school in 1953, along with Artie's band the Rhythm Riders. The song was rejected by Hill and Range Songs and Acuff-Rose Music. The song was eventually published by Valley Publishers which also released the single featuring Darrell Glenn. It became a local hit and then it went nationwide. The original version of the song (Valley 105) was issued in May 1953. The song became one of the most covered of 1953. Darrell Glenn's original recording reached number one on the Cash Box charts (where all versions were amalgamated) and number six on Billboard. Darrell Glenn's original version also hit number six on the Billboard pop singles chart and number four on the Billboard country and western chart, Rex Allen's number eight, Ella Fitzgerald number 15, and Art Lund reached number 23. June Valli recorded the song with an orchestra directed by Joe Reisman in New York City on June 11, 1953. RCA Victor Records released it as a single in the U. S. (catalog umber 20-5368). and elsewhere by EMI on the His Master's Voice label (catalog numbers HR 10007, N 14105 and CS 14). This was the most successful pop version on the Billboard charts, reaching number four after charting for 17 weeks beginning August 1, 1953. 


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You saw me crying in the chapel
The tears I shed were tears of joy
I know the meaning of contentment
I am happy with the Lord

Just a plain and simple chapel
Where all good people go to pray
I prayed the Lord that I'll grow stronger
As I live from day to day

I searched and I searched but I couldn't find
No way on earth to find peace of mind

Now I'm happy in the chapel
Where people are of one accord
Yes, we gather in the chapel
Just to sing and praise the Lord

You'll search and you'll search but you'll never find
No way on earth to find peace of mind

Take your troubles to the chapel
Get down on your knees and pray
Then your burdens will be lighter
And you'll surely find a way

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June Valli

June Valli (June 30, 1928–March 12, 1993), the stage name of June Foglia, was an American singer and television personality. June died of pancreas cancer on March 12, 1993 at her home in Fort Lee,NJ at the age of 64. She was married to Jimmy Merchant for 28 years. more »

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Written by: Artie Glenn

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