I'm Waiting for Ships That Never Come In

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Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his mid-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965), which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. Tubb recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit "Sweet Thang". Tubb is a member of the Country Mu… more »


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I'm waiting for ships that never come in just watching and waiting in vain
It seems that life's stormy sea holds nothing for me
But broken dreams and shattered schemes
With each new day's dawning I try to pretend one more tomorrow and waiting will end
I'm waiting for ships that never come in I wonder where they can be
Now life is only a game of poker and happiness is the pot
They'd deal you five cards in the cradle and you play with your like it or not
Some game had a start with and the game doesn't seem on the square
When you pick up your cards and discover that you were born without even a pair
Now some take a chance on bluffing and stake everything they've got
On a little yankee poor flush and sometimes that wins a plot
While others will break up openers to draw for a middle straight
Why they know the chance they are taking but they learned your mistake too late
Now some can't plan crook it against all good advice
But they seldom get away with it at the end they've paid the price
Now me I've always been a loser why it seems I never can win
I'm just a dreamer who's waiting for ships that never come in
I'm waiting for ships that never come in I wonder where they can be

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