Someone's Waiting For Me (We'll Wait, Wait, Wait)

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Someone's Waiting For Me (We'll Wait, Wait, Wait)  (1909) 
by Irving Berlin
Verse 1

Henpeck O'Johnson and Henpeck O'Day
Made an appointment with Molly and May,
Soon they wee calling their wives on the phone,
"Don't cook my supper for I won't be home."
Then in a taxi to some swell café
They rode away to meet Molly and May,
Waited and waited, grew intoxicated,
O'Johnson then sang to o'Day:

Chorus

"Someone's waiting for me,
Someone's waiting for you,
I'm waiting and you're waiting
And Wifey's waiting too.
Are we downhearted? No!
We have plenty of dough.
What? Ho home to Wifey?
Well, not on your lifey--
We'll wait, wait, wait."

Verse 2

While they were waiting a waiter named Binks
Waited for tips while they waited for drinks,
Manhattan cocktails and highballs galore,
Three extra waiters were put on the floor.
Music was playing, "I'm Coming Home Soon."
O'Day was praying for some other tune,
Hours were flying, still they kept on buying,
O'Johnson was crying again:

Chorus

"Someone's waiting for me,
Someone's waiting for you,
I'm waiting and you're waiting
And Wifey's waiting too.
Are we downhearted? No!
We have plenty of dough.
What? Ho home to Wifey?
Well, not on your lifey--
We'll wait, wait, wait."

Verse 3

Mrs. O'Johnson and Mrs. O'Day
Happened to stroll in the same swell café,
They had brown tired of waiting at home,
Went out and left both their falts all alone.
Soon from a corner a voice hollered loud,
"Give us another and treat the whole crowd."
Just then somebody broke up the whole party
'Twas Molly, and sweet little May.

Chorus

"Someone's waiting for me,
Someone's waiting for you,
I'm waiting and you're waiting
And Wifey's waiting too.
Are we downhearted? No!
We have plenty of dough.
What? Ho home to Wifey?
Well, not on your lifey--
We'll wait, wait, wait."

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