I cover the waterfront Watchin' the ship go by I could see everybody's baby But I couldn't see mine I could see the ships pullin' in To the harbor I could see the people Meeting their loved one Shakin' hand I sat there So all alone Coverin' the waterfront And after a while All the people Left the harbor And headed for their destination All the ships Left the harbor And headed for their next destination I sat there Coverin' the waterfront And after a while I looked down the ocean As far as I could see - in the fog I saw a ship It headed this way Comin' out the foam It must be my baby Comin' down And after a while The ship pulled into the harbor Rollin' slow So triple (?) And my baby Stepped off board I was still Coverin' the waterfront Said "Johnny, Our ship had trouble - with the fog And that's why we're so late So late Comin' home Comin' down"
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