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Soldier's Last Letter

This song is by Stonewall Jackson and appears on the album The Great Old Songs (1968).

This song is a cover of "Soldier's Last Letter" by Ernest Tubb.
When the postman delivered a letter
It filled a mom's 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
But 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
Just think as you did when I was a kid
And I would come home with mud on my feet
Our captain just gave us our order
And Mom we must carry them through
I'll finish this letter the first chance I get
But for now I'll just say I love you

The mother's ol' hands began to tremble
As she fought against tears in her eyes
But they came unashamed for there was no name
So she knew that her darlin' had died
That night as she knelt by her bedside
She prayed Lord above hear my plea
And help ev'ry son that's fighting tonight
And dear God keep America free


Written by:

Ernest Tubb; Henry Stewart

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