Lead-sheet page for

Too Proud to Cry

Music and Lyrics


Charles Nathan and Dave Heisler

A medium ballad.  Unrequited love - but not boring!  The lyric is very strong.  Caution this one is sneaky-catchy, surprisingly invasive!  Could stand a Country rendition and certainly lends itself well to swing.  Nathan and Heisler's Too Proud to Cry was released on the Coral  record label, a subsidiary of Decca.  Hear it all for free below.

 Things to be aware of:

  • If you need a key that isn't listed, let us know and we'll get you that key. 

  • As a rule our melodies are published so the largest part of them falls on the staff.  However, if you want your purchased lead sheet's melody to be an octave higher or lower on the staff, let us know and we'll fix it.

  • The lead sheet sample is in the key of the related audio track.

  • EXTRA VALUE: All lead sheets come with 3 types of lyric sheets.  Samples of the lead-sheet, and the 3 included lyric sheets can be seen below.  Regarding the 3 types of lyric sheets, there's one Lyric vocal only, one Lyric with chord spaces, and one Lyric with no chord spaces. The Lyric with chord spaces is formatted so you can write in the chords according to your key.  The Lyric with no chord spaces is formatted for arrangers so they can write in the chords the way they hear them.  

  • IMPORTANT: when printing-out, be careful to select only the pages you want.  If you don't, since each download purchase is a single document, where in this case the concerned download is 5 pages long, all the pages will print.  To make sure you don't print pages that you didn't intend to, please select the pages you want to print BEFORE clicking on "print."


Lead Sheet

Lyric sheet, vocal only

Lyric sheet, with chord spaces

Lyric Sheet, no chord spaces