Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

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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 first Talkie, The Jazz Singer, in 1927, and later recorded by Al Jolson.

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