Somebody's coming to see me tonight; Somebody's fair and his eyes they are bright, Softly he speaks and his words they are dear; Soon as the stars are out he will be here. Chorus: Somebody's coming to see me tonight, Somebody'll meet him with joy and delight. Somebody's coming to see me tonight, Somebody's presence is dear to my sight. Somebody's cheeks are as red as the rose, Somebody's sorry when somebody goes. Somebody oftentimes gives me a kiss; Somebody'll meet me enraptured with bliss, Somebody says I'm the joys of his life And soon I'm to be that somebody's wife.
- by George Cooper (1840 - 1927) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Somebody's coming to see me tonight", published 1864. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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