My Honeybunch Lee

from You Have Queer Street Cred by Sarah Shay

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Inspired by Tanglefoot, by A. Wilkenfeld.

lyrics

I will wait for my Honeybunch Lee
'Til the rivers run dry
mountains crumble to the sea
I will sit here waiting
'til she knocks upon my door,
Tells me she don't want to wander anymore

Well my baby, she's traveled for a very long time
From Poughkeepsie to Nevada, from Spokane to Anaheim
She's been riding on that railway line
Since the Orpheum Circuit took away that love of mine

Playing two-show, three-show, four-show a day
With her dancing chinchillas and accordion to play
One day I know she'll get tired of that vaudeville life
And come running home to be my little wife

I will wait for my Honeybunch Lee
'Til the rivers run dry
mountains crumble to the sea
I will sit here waiting
'til she knocks upon my door,
Tells me she don't want to wander anymore

Well, it's been a few years since I heard from Honey Lee
Not a telegram from Paris or postcard from Albany
She's been playing and a-singing all over this land
And the missing her is just about as much as I can stand

Well maybe my baby has forgotten all 'bout me
Maybe I'm a fool for waiting when she's off in Tuscany
But a life without my Honeybunch I never want to see
So I'll just keep waiting here for Honey Lee

I will wait for my Honeybunch Lee
'Til the rivers run dry
mountains crumble to the sea
I will sit here waiting
'til she knocks upon my door,
Tells me she don't want to wander anymore

'Til her ship returns here to my lovin' shore
'Til the vaudeville life becomes an awful bore
'Til she comes home to be mine forevermore

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from You Have Queer Street Cred, released March 5, 2018
Written by Sarah Shay.
Produced by Sarah Shay and Nathaniel Johnstone.

Lead vocals, ukulele, and washboard: Sarah Shay
Banjo and backing vocals: Aaron J. Shay
Accordion and upright bass: Strangely Doesburg

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