"The Longer The Waiting (The Sweeter The Kiss)" as written by Roger Cook and Pat ...
Oh the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
It's better my darlin', I promise you this
Next time I hold you, I'm not letting go
Will you wait for it darlin'?, I need to know

Well you know I'm a sailor, and tomorrow we sail
It's hard way of livin', but i know it well
And if I surrender my life to the sea
You can marry another, and it's alright with me

Though we won't be together again till the spring
Just imagine the treasures I'll bring
Come lay with me, stay with me, soon I'll be gone
I will remember you all winter long


And when I return to the one that I miss
Oh the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
The sweeter the kiss

(Instrumental Break)

When the mornings are warm, and the valleys are green
I'll come back from wherever I've been
Oh the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
It's better my darlin', I promise you this
The next time I hold you, I'm not letting go
I will give up the ocean forever I know
Forever I know


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"The Longer the Waiting (The Sweeter the Kiss)" as written by Roger Cook Pat Mcclaughlin

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    General CommentThis song, although its a love song to his sweetheart, makes me think of my Best friend, and how me and her love each other, but i have to leave off to college, but ill be back home in the spring, and then we can be together again, cause we already miss each other, so i think of it as more of the longer the waiting the sweeter the kiss of friendship is, and its a promise from me to her that ill be back, unless i literally cant.
    ...the bagpipes in this song, make me cry.
    Plums72on August 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo I know this song is for his wife. I take it a little different. I haven't had a boyfriend and I'm 19 (haha). The song says "The Longer the Waiting, the Sweeter this Kiss. It's better my darlin', I Promise You this." It lets me know that the longer I wait for that special guy, the better it is for me and all I need is patience. Such a beautiful song! :)
    danielacurlyfrieson April 16, 2017   Link

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