(THERE WAS I) WAITING AT THE CHURCH (Music: Henry E. Pether / Lyrics: Fred W. Leigh) Vesta Victoria - 1906 Betty Grable (feat. in the film "Sweet Rosie O'Grady") - 1943 Beatrice Kay - 1950 Julie Andrews - 1962 Also recorded by: Hattie Jacques; Richard Thompson; Willie Tyler. I'm in a nice bit of trouble, I confess Somebody with me has had a game I should by now be a proud and happy bride But I've still got to keep my single name I was proposed to by Obadiah Binks In a very gentlemanly way Lent him all my money so that he could buy a home And punctually at twelve o'clock today There was I, waiting at the church Waiting at the church, waiting at the church When I found he'd left me in the lurch Lor, how it did upset me! All at once, he sent me round a note Here's the very note, this is what he wrote "Can't get away to marry you today My wife, won't let me!" Lor, what a fuss Obadiah made of me When he used to take me in the park He used to squeeze me till I was black and blue When he kissed me he used to leave a mark Each time he met me, he treated me to port Took me now and then to see the play Understand me rightly, when I say he treated me It wasn't him, but me that used to pay There was I, waiting at the church Waiting at the church, waiting at the church When I found he'd left me in the lurch Lor, how it did upset me! All at once, he sent me round a note Here's the very note, this is what he wrote "Can't get away to marry you today My wife, won't let me!" Just think how disappointed I must feel I'll be off me crumpet very soon I've lost my husband, the one I never had And I dreamed so about the honeymoon I'm looking out for another Obadiah I've already bought the wedding ring There's all my little fal-the-riddles packed up in my box Yes, absolutely two of ev'rything There was I, waiting at the church Waiting at the church, waiting at the church When I found he'd left me in the lurch Lor, how it did upset me! All at once, he sent me round a note Here's the very note, this is what he wrote "Can't get away to marry you today My wife, won't let me!"