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Thread #10058   Message #67232
Posted By: Judy Mainord Malone
01-Apr-99 - 12:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Somebody's Waiting for Me (Sterling/Von T
Subject: There's A Light Shining Bright
Can anyone give me some background info on this song? I am not even sure of the title, but my mother and her sister (both deceased) used to sing it. I wish I had asked more, as no one in my area, West Tenn., has heard of it. The song goes like this:

It was in a concert garden where the fun was at its height.
They were joyful as the wine began to flow.
From a table in a corner there a young man slowly rose
And said "It's growing late, boys, I must go".
Oh, sit down Jack, says the maiden for the fun has just begun.
But he slowly shook his head and then replied,

"There's somebody waiting for me, someone that loves me I know.
Someone is wondering where I can be and what can be keeping me so.
Somebody's heart is sad, watching so anxiously,
There's a light shining bright in the window tonight,
There's somebody waiting for me.

Oh, perhaps he has a sweetheart, somewhere one among them said.
If she's fair, please introduce her, do.
If you'll come with me I'll show you said poor Jack with aching heart,
For she's the only sweetheart that I ever knew.
Then he took them to a cottage
Where a gray haired mother sat
With bended knee and bowed down head.
Here's my mother, she's my sweetheart
She's the one I meant tonight.
So, you see, I told the truth, boys, when I said.

REPEAT: There's somebody waiting for me....

Any help greatly appreciated. My grandmother sang old folksongs including Twa Sisters, Twa Boys, and Butcher Boy. She was born in Decatur Co, Tenn.. died before I was born. So, I never heard her sing and don't know where the folksongs came from.

Judy Mainord Malone