Soldier's Last Letter

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Ernest Tubb

Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. In 1948, he … more »

When the postman delivered a letter 
It filled her dear heart full of joy
But she didn't know till she read the inside 
It was the last one from her darling boy
Dear Mom, was the way that it started 
I miss you so much it went on
Mom, I didn't know, that I loved you so
But I'll prove it when this war is won
I'm writing this down in a trench, Mom
Don't scold if it isn't so neat
You know as you did, when I was a kid
And I'd come home with mud on my feet
The captain just gave us our orders 
And Mom, we will carry them through 
I'll finish this letter the first chance I get
But now I'll just say I love you
Then the mother's old hands began to tremble 
And she fought against tears in her eyes
But they came unashamed for there was no name
And she knew that her darling had died
That night as she knelt by her bedside 
She prayed Lord above hear my plea
And protect all the sons that are fighting tonight
And dear God keep America free


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