HE'S COMING HOME
as recorded by Chris Connor
with The Vinnie Burke Quartet
August 1954 New York
They say he's coming home,
I hear he's always seen alone.
He runs from friend to friend
And he's always crying for me!
I guess that things went bad,
And now he wants the love he had.
They say he drinks a lot,
But he's toasting my memory!
Well, let him come, my arms are waiting!
Call me down, I'll still be waiting!
Sure, I know perhaps he'll go again
And leave me low again, like before!
I've fixed the place up, it's looking fine,
And now I'm chilling his favourite wine,
But I can't talk now,
I hear his walk now,
Oh, yes, that's him,
He's coming home to me!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - November 2018)