Waiting for My Dearie lyrics — sung by Cyd Charisse in the Brigadoon musical
Many a lassie,as everyone knows,will
try to be married before twent-five.
So,she’ll agree to most any proposal,
All he must be is a man and alive.
I hold a dream,and there’s no compromising,
I know there’s one certain laddie for me.
One day he’ll come,walking over the horizon.
But should he not,than an old maid I’ll be.
Foolish,you may say.Foolish I will stay.
Waiting for my dearie,and happy am I,
To hold my heart till he comes strolling by.
When he comes,my dearie,one look and I’ll know,
That he’s the dearie I’ve been wanting so.
Though I live forty lives till the day he arrives,
I’ll not ever,ever grieve.
For my hopes will be high,that he’ll come strolling by,
For you see,I believe.
That there’s a laddie weary,and wandering free,
Who’s waiting for his dearie, Me!