There’s enough rum runners and scofflaws
to drown you,
It’s a wonder how, how I found you.

My dear, my dear Margaret,
I hope that my transmission finds you well.
I’m leaving from the base here on Saturday,
Meet you at the Palace Hotel.

Wear your fur coat,
Formal on the late boat.
It’s been such a long time,
I can’t believe you’re still mine.
I’ll be counting down the days.

One, two, three days away,
Three days away on the blackball line.

My dear, my dear,
My heart grew faint upon your call.
Surrounded by a crowd of affection,
You know I will gladly trade it all.

I’m in a dream now,

I hope you hear me somehow.
It’s been such a long time,
I can’t believe you’re still mine.
I’ll be counting down the days.

One, two, two days to go,
Two days to go on the blackball line.

There’s enough rum runners and scofflaws
to drown you,
It’s a wonder how, how I found you.

Wear your fur coat,
Formal on the late boat.
It’s been such a long time,
I can’t believe you’re still mine.
I’ll be counting down the days.

Three, two, one day left,
One day left on the blackball line.