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Thread #10058   Message #3049673
Posted By: Mark Clark
09-Dec-10 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Somebody's Waiting for Me (Sterling/Von T
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somebody's Waiting for Me (Sterling/Von T
There was a version of this recorded by...     hmmm... either Red Allen or maybe it was Randall Collins and Curtis Blackwell.

In a noisy eastern city sat a lonely lad one night,
In a bar room where the wine began to flow,
From a table in the corner the young lad slowly rose,
He said “I see it's getting late boys. I must go.”

   Somebody's waiting for me,
   Someone who loves me I know,
   There's a light shining bright in the window tonight,
   Somebody's waiting for me.

“I suppose you have a sweetheart” his companion jovially said,
“If she's pretty we would like to see her too.”
“If you'll only stop your teasing I will show her to you, boys.
She's the only sweetheart that I ever knew.”


From an old brown leather pocketbook a picture he did take,
Of a gray haired lady with a bowed down head,
“She's my mother. She's my sweetheart and she waits for me tonight.
So you see I told the truth, boys, when I said...”


      - Mark