I Cover the Waterfront Lyrics

Billie Holiday


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Edward Heyman, John W. Green, Johnny Green
album: Track in album Ladylove
release date: 1962
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Blues
styles: Cool Jazz/Swing
length: 3:10

Cover Art

Billie Holiday Ladylove cover art
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Away from the city that hurts and knocks,
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
With the dawn coming on, make it last

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

Will the one I love
Be coming back
To me


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Announcement by Leonard Feather
  • 2 Blue Moon
  • 3 All of Me
  • 4 My Man
  • 5 Them There Eyes
  • 6 I Cried for You
  • 7 What a Little Moonlight Can Do
  • 8 I Cover the Waterfront
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 Billie's Blues
  • 2 Lover Come Back to Me