Its a darling girl, my darling girl. With eyes as dark as night and a heart so true, and just so strong, set to live a darling life. As years roll by, she'll grow up fine. She'll sing a silent song, she'll find your piano, She'll find her voice. she'll sing all the days long. I'm waiting on a ghost, to show her loving arms. Sweet Marie, I can see your faint light shining down on me. Go call on a brother, and a sister too. Go call on all the town. Tell them all today, your darling girl is to wear a wedding gown. Though it all came so fast. Ten years soon past, before there was room for three. My sister will grow, my mother will know, soon there will be room for me. I'm waiting on a ghost. To show her loving arms. Sweet Marie, I can see, your faint light shining down on me. Like an old toy top, spins and stops. Or tag and last walks in the bar. A long summers wait, come winding down. She'll be married in the fall. Now she sleeps with you Marie. Bitter sweet as this whole world. But they tell me soon, my sister soon will have a darling girl. I'm waiting on a ghost. To show her loving arms. Sweet Marie, I can see, your faint light shining down on me.