"The Waterfront" as written by and John Lee Hooker....
I cover the waterfront
Watchin' the ship go by
I could see everybody's baby
But I couldn't see mine
I could see the ships pullin' in
To the harbor
I could see the people
Meeting their loved one
Shakin' hand
I sat there
So all alone
Coverin' the waterfront

And after a while
All the people
Left the harbor
And headed for their destination
All the ships
Left the harbor
And headed for their next destination
I sat there
Coverin' the waterfront

And after a while
I looked down the ocean
As far as I could see - in the fog
I saw a ship
It headed this way
Comin' out the foam
It must be my baby
Comin' down
And after a while
The ship pulled into the harbor
Rollin' slow
So triple (?)
And my baby
Stepped off board
I was still
Coverin' the waterfront

Said "Johnny,
Our ship had trouble - with the fog
And that's why we're so late
So late
Comin' home
Comin' down"

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"The Waterfront" as written by John Lee Hooker

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    General CommentPeople should listen to more JLH. If you like the White Stripes, then you'll love JLH. This is a beautiful song as Ive never heard him sing with an organ or a band of trumpets. That "little girl" lyric is the most poignant. It's a very touching song about waiting, lonliness and anticipation.
    bkat004on March 09, 2005   Link

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