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Lyr Add: The Waiting Game (Belafonte)

Genie 12 Aug 11 - 02:11 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Aug 11 - 12:36 PM
Genie 12 Aug 11 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,sandra mackintosh 15 Jan 12 - 06:54 AM
GUEST,Doug 09 Mar 13 - 07:44 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WAITING GAME (Hilliard/Allen)
From: Genie
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 02:11 AM

Harry Belafonte wrote ( I THINK he wrote it) and recorded a very pretty song, before Kate Wolf ever composed "Cornflower Blue" but that also uses that phrase repeatedly. It's called "The Waiting Game."

Here are the lyrics:

THE WAITING GAME

Her eyes were the loveliest cornflower blue,
So bright and so kind and so honest and true,
But I like a fool didn't know what to do
When she said she wanted my love.

Chorus:
Why did I play the waiting game, the waiting game?
I lost the one I adore.
Though she made my heart sing
Somehow we never married in spring,
Oh, what was I waiting for?

Now since we've been parted the others I meet
Would still ask for more
With the world at their feet,
But she was so kind and so honest and sweet
And all she wanted was love.

(Chorus)

When ever I'm restless with somebody new
I run for a mile and then here's what I do,
I dream of those eyes that were cornflower blue
And how she just wanted my love.

(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Waiting Game (Belafonte)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 12:36 PM

RCA Victor, 7" vinyl, 1958, sung by Belafonte.

"The Waiting Game." Written by Bob Hilliard and Robert Allen.

The reference I found says 7", Single, Mono; RCA 47-7289, Germany, 1958.
The label reproduced says made in Camden, NJ. With Harry Belafonte Singers, orchestra conducted by Bob Corman. "Ain't That Love" on the flip side.
http://www.discogs.com/Harry-Belafonte-The-Waiting-Game-Aint-That-Love/release/2235595

I have not checked to see if it is available on disc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Waiting Game (Belafonte)
From: Genie
Date: 12 Aug 11 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for filling in that info, Q.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Waiting Game (Belafonte)
From: GUEST,sandra mackintosh
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 06:54 AM

I'm looking for the words for the waiting game I have it on my iPod but these are not the same words it is on a folk song disc not the words above can anyone help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Waiting Game (Belafonte)
From: GUEST,Doug
Date: 09 Mar 13 - 07:44 PM

This was my favorite song. 45 rpm in the late 50's. Would be very greatful (read pay) for the recording


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Subject: More on Belfonte waiting game
From: GUEST,Doug
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 06:54 AM

To clarify, and mp3 would be very desirable. The quality will be what it will be. I am not going to be picky but will pay more for more.


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