I Cover The WaterfrontWords & Music by Johnny Green & Edward Heyman, 1933
Recorded by Mel Torme, 1948
Intro Verse: G6 Bb9 G6 Bb9 Away from the city that hurts and mocks, G6 Bb9 G6* Bb9 I'm standing alone by the desolate docks G6 Bb9 G Bb9 In the still and the chill of the night; G6 Bb9 G6 Bb9 I see the horizon, the great unknown G6 Bb9 G6* Bb9 My heart has an ache, it's as heavy as stone -- G6 Bb9 G6 Will the dawn coming on make it right? Melody: Em7/9 Em7 A7/6 A7 DM7 G6 F#m7 Fdim I cover the waterfront, I'm watching the sea; Em7 G/B A7 D6 Cdim Dalt D6 Will the one that I love be coming back to me? Em7/9 Em7 A7/6 A7 Dalt G F#m7 Fdim I cover the waterfront, in search of my love, Em7 G/B A7 D Gm D And I'm covered by a deep blue sky above. Bridge: Em7 A7 DM7 B7 Here am I, patiently waiting, Em7 A7 DM7 Bm7 Hoping and longing -- oh, how I yearn! B7 EM7 C#m Where are you? Are you forgetting? A B7 A7/6 A7 Do you remember? Will you return? Em7/9 Em7 A7/6 A7 Dalt F#m7 I cover the waterfront, I'm watching the sea, Fdim Em Em7 G A7sus4 A7 D 'Cause the one that I love will soon come back to me.
*The G6 used in the introduction is played 320000 except for the one noted with the asterisk, which is played 300200.
Thanks to recent visitor Rye Chusley for correcting my previously inccorect into lyric.