LEAH (Roy Orbison)

Original Roy Orbison version

Hey, Leah Leah
Hey, Leah Leah

Here I go from the hut to the boat to the sea for Leah

Uh huh, I gotta go diving in the bay
Gotta get a lot of oysters, find some pearls today
To make a pretty necklace for Leah

I've gotta go deep and find the ones just right (uh huh)
I'll bet my Leah will be surprised tonight (uh huh)
I'll place the pearls around the only girl for me

But something's wrong I cannot move around (uh huh)
My leg is caught, it's pulling me down (uh huh)
But I'll keep my hands shut tight for if they find me
They'll find the pearl for Leah

And now it's over, I'm awake at last
Oh, heartaches and memories from the past
It was just another dream about my lost love
About Leah

Hey, Leah Leah
Hey, Leah Leah

Here I go back to sleep and in my dreams, I'll be with Leah
Leah Leah


LEAH is a song written by Roy Orbison who originally released it as a single B-side in 1962. The above lyrics are for the original Roy Orbison version of LEAH as released in 1962.

Roy Orbison -- "Workin' For The Man / Leah"
Roy Orbison -- "Workin' For The Man / Leah"

7" single - Monument ‎(45-467) - USA, 1962

Bruce Springsteen's Versions

Bruce Springsteen performed LEAH live once, with Roy Orbison. See the live 30 Sep 1987 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of LEAH (Roy Orbison) on this website:

LEAH (Roy Orbison) [Live 30 Sep 1987 version]
LEAH (Roy Orbison) [Original Roy Orbison version]

Page last updated: 31 Aug 2015