"I Cover the Waterfront" as written by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman....
I cover the waterfront
I'm watching the sea
Will the one I love
Be coming back to me?

I cover the waterfront
In search of my love
An I'm covered
By a starlit sky above

Here am I
Patiently waiting
Hoping and longing
Oh, how I yearn
Where are you?
Have you thought back time?
Will you remember?
Will you return?

I cover the waterfront
I'm watching the sea
Will the one I love
Be coming back to me?

Here am I
Patiently waiting
Hoping and longing
Oh, how I yearn
Where are you?
Have you thought back time?
Will you remember?
Will you return?

I cover the waterfront
I'm watching the sea
Will the one I love
Be coming back to me?

Will the one I love
Be coming back
To me?


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"I Cover the Waterfront" as written by John W. Green Edward Heyman

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    General CommentThis makes me think of a woman waiting for her sailor to come home from a voyage. She's watching the sea, hoping to see his ship and wondering if he'll make it back. Beautiful.
    dramaelfon January 20, 2010   Link
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    Song FactCan't submit corrected lyrics due to a "publisher's block," so here they are:

    Away from the city that hurts and mocks,
    I'm standing alone by the desolate docks
    In the still and the chill of the night.

    I see the horizon, the great unknown.
    My heart has an ache, it's as heavy as stone.
    Will the dawn coming on make it light?

    I cover the waterfront
    I'm watching the sea.
    Will the one I love
    Be coming back to me?

    I cover the waterfront
    In search of my love
    And I'm covered
    By a starlit sky above.

    Here am I
    Patiently waiting.
    Hoping and longing
    Oh how I yearn.

    Where are you?
    Have you forgotten?
    Will you remember?
    Will you return?

    I cover the waterfront
    I'm watching the sea
    Will the one I love
    Be coming back to me?

    Will the one I love
    Be coming back to me?
    epiwooshon January 07, 2015   Link

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