In a cool shady nook by the side of a brook, two sweet maidens were fishing alone
They talked as they fished, and the younger girl wished for the sweetheart, she never had known
The other girl said, with a toss of her head, “Cheer up dear, there’s no cause to be blue
Your love you’ve not met, but he’ll come to you yet, for there’s somebody waiting for you.”
Somewhere, somebody’s waiting for you, you, you.
Somewhere, somebody’s longing, whose heart is true
Sometime you’ll love somebody, who loves you too
Somewhere, somebody’s waiting for you, you.
Then a youth, passing by, heard her sister’s reply, and he joined in their chat, half in fun.
He said, “It is true, someone’s waiting for you, and I wish you thought, I was the one.”
She paused for a while, and she said, with a smile, “I’m not sure, but you may be, it’s true.
But if you are wrong, why, you won’t worry long, for there’s somebody waiting for you.”
Gumble, Albert and Bryan, Vincent B., "Somebody's Waiting for You" (1906). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1689.
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