Somebody's Waiting for Me

DESCRIPTION: The singer reports that, being unemployed and broke, he has taken a job as a sailor. All the while, in all the ports he visits and despite all the fine things he sees, he remembers that "There is somebody waiting for me At an old cabin down by the sea..."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Sweet Bros.)
KEYWORDS: sea separation love
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Warner 160, "Somebody's Waiting for Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Wa160 (Partial)
Roud #7504
Cousin Levi & his Carolina Bluebirds, "Somebody's Waiting" (Bluebird B-7522, 1938)
Ernest V. Stoneman, Willie Stoneman, and The Sweet Brothers, "Somebody's Waiting for Me" (Gennett 6620 [as by the Sweet Brothers]/Supertone 9323 [as by the Caldwell Brothers], 1929/Champion 15586 [as by the Clark Brothers]; rec. 1928); Ernest Stoneman and Eddie Stoneman, "There's Somebody Waiting for Me" (Vocalion 02632, 1934)
Charles K. "Tink" Tillett, "Somebody's Waiting for Me" [instrumental] (on USWarnerColl01)

File: Wa160

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