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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 LP ....####
Recorded by The Dorymen (A Musical Catch, 1973 LP, trk#3, Marathon, Toronto, ON); (Tiny Red Light, 1980 LP, trk#11, The Great Canadian Music Company, Toronto); (Tiny Red Light, 1999 CD, trk#4); and (Tiny Red Light, 2003 CD, trk#4) both from Heritage Music, New Market).

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

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