Johnny W. Green / Edward Heyman

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