Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

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"Waiting for the Robert E. Lee"
Song
Published 1912
Composer Lewis F. Muir
L. Wolfe Gilbert

"Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" is an American popular song composed in 1912 by Lewis F. Muir and L. Wolfe Gilbert. The title refers to the steamboat of that name.

It was featured in the 1927 film The Jazz Singer, and later recorded by Al Jolson.

It has also been recorded by such artists as Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, Louis Jordan, Dean Martin, Russ Conway, Chas and Dave, and Lizzie Miles.