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Wanda Lee (The Dorymen) video
#1568: YouTube video by outportoutlaw
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

In the world's third largest seaport, far across the sea,
There's a baby girl that's waiting, and they say she looks like me;
Her hair is like the fallen leaves or waves upon the sea,
I long to see the smiling face of my daughter Wanda Lee.

My little girl called Wanda Lee means all the world to me,
How I long to see her smiling face;
She won't recognize, I know, but as days come and go,
I'll prove no one can take her daddy's place.

I was far away the day she came, upon the drifting foam,
For I live the life of a sailor and I'm very seldom home;
But I'll soon be going back now, it won't be long I know,
I'll see that baby girl of mine, the one that I love so.

My little girl called Wanda Lee means all the world to me,
How I long to see her smiling face;
She won't recognize, I know, but as days come and go,
I'll prove no one can take her daddy's place.

####.... John Henry (Johnny) Drake [1936-2006] of Belleoram, NL, wrote the lyrics for this song for his new-born daughter, Wanda Lee. The music is from Little Guy Called Joe which was written pre-1960 by Marijohn Wilkin [1920-2006] and Wayne Paul Walker [1925-1979] and popularised by country singer Stonewall Jackson on his 1960 The Exciting Stonewall Jackson album ....####
Recorded by The Dorymen (A Musical Catch, trk#3, 1973, Marathon, Toronto, Ontario); and (Tiny Red Light, trk#11, 1980, The Great Canadian Music Company, Toronto, Ontario); and (Tiny Red Light, trk#4, 1999, Heritage Music, Scarborough, Ontario); and (Tiny Red Light, trk#4, 2003, Heritage Music, New Market, Ontario).

Johnny Drake, along with Thomas G (Tom) Rose [1940-?] of Bay Du Nord, NL, co-founded The Dorymen in 1969.


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