Dear John

Pat Boone

2 fans

Pat Boone

Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, actor and writer. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. Among his hit songs were cover versions of black R&B artists' songs (when parts of the country were segregated). He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies. Boone's talent as a singer and actor, combined with his old-fashioned values, contributed to his popularity in the early rock and roll era. more »


 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing:


Dear John (Dear John)
Oh, how I hate to write
Dear John (Dear John)
I must let you know tonight
That my love for you has gone
There's no reason to go on
For tonight I wed another, dear John

I was overseas in battle when the postman came to me.  And he handed 
me a letter. Aw, I was happy as I could be.  You see, the fighting was all over and 
the battles, they'd all been won.  Then I, I opened up the letter and it started "Dear

(Dear John)
SPOKEN:  Will you please send back my picture?  You see, my husband wants it 
now.  When I tell you who I'm wedding you won't care, dear, anyhow.  Now the 
ceremony has started and I'll wed your brother Don.  Please wish us happiness 
forever, dear John.

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!


Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Dear John Lyrics with the community:

1 Comment
  • Bernadette Terpstra
    Bernadette Terpstra
    Who sang the response to dear Ann?
    LikeReply3 years ago


Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:


"Dear John Lyrics." STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 4 Dec. 2023. <>.

Missing lyrics by Pat Boone?

Know any other songs by Pat Boone? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Dear John

0     0

Top Hot 100 Songs 1960

Billboard #44


Our awesome collection of

Promoted Songs



Are you a music master?

What was David Bowie’s real surname?
  • A. Julian
  • B. Jones
  • C. James
  • D. Jermey

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

Pat Boone tracks

On Radio Right Now


Powered by

Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

Movies soundtrack

Dear John