|About I Cover the Waterfront|
|The song “I Cover the Waterfront” was inspired by the 1932 novel of the same name by Max Miller, which was also made into a film and re-scored just prior to release to include the Johnny Green song. It has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and even John Lee Hooker.|
Away from the city that hurts and mocks
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 its as heavy as stone.
Will the dawn coming on make it light?
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,
And I’m covered by a starless sky above
Here am I patiently waiting, hoping and longing
Oh, how I yearn!
Where are you?
Are you forgetting?
Do you remember?
Will you return?
I cover the waterfront
I’m watching the sea
For the one I love must soon come back to me.
Please come back to me
Session / Album Information
This recording was released on:
- 1959: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1301 — Hometown, My Town
- 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9891 — Love Story: 20 All-Time Great Recordings
- 1971: CBS LP 12″: 66297 — Love Songs (UK)
- 2011: Disc #15 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK15) Hometown, My Town