Waitin' For the Train To Come InWords & Music by Martin Block & Sunny Skylar
Recorded by Peggy Lee, 1945 (#4)
D Bm Edim A7/9 D Wait - in' for the train to come in, E7 Bm7-5 E7 Bm7-5 E7 Wait - in' for my man to come home. A Em7 A Fdim A Em7 A7 I've coun - ted ev' - ry min - ute of each live - long day; B7 Bm7-5 Cdim Bm7-5 G/B A Been so mel - an - chol - y since he went a - way. D Bm Edim A7/9 D I've shed a mil - lion tear - drops or more E7 Bm7-5 E7 Bm7-5 E7 Wait - in' for the one I a - dore; G5 G5/F# G/B Fdim I'm wait - in' in the de - pot by the rail - road track, D6 F#m Bm Bm7/E Em7 Cdim A7 Look - in' for the choo-choo train that brings him back. D Bm Edim A7/9 D F#7 B7 I'm wait - in' for my life to be - gin, E7/9 A6/7/9 G/B A7/9 D Wait - in' for the train to come in.
Transcribed by Ron Hontz (Ronhontz@att.net) and also suggested by him, and based on an audio source he provided -- in short, I guess you could say this whole chart is pretty much his fault. (That's a joke, folks...okay?) Recorded by with backing of husband Dave Barbour's orchestra, Lee's version narrowly out-performed competing versions by Harry James (#6) and Johnny Long (#7).