I Cover the Waterfront Lyrics

Billie Holiday


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John W. Green, Edward Heyman
album: Track 3 in album Ladylove
release date: 1962
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length: 3:25
composer: Johnny Green, Edward Heyman
lyricist: Edward Heyman

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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
  • 1 Billie's Blues
  • 2 Lover Come Back to Me