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Lyr Add: Missing In Action

GUEST,SH 01 Oct 00 - 02:19 PM
GUEST,Arkie 02 Oct 00 - 12:39 AM
Dale Rose 02 Oct 00 - 12:52 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MISSING IN ACTION
From: GUEST,SH
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 02:19 PM

Here is a song that my Mom has in her songbook and she sings it on occasion. It is a very sad song. I searched for it here and perhaps this is a song that is not in the archives yet.

Missing In Action

The Warship had landed
And I swam ashore
The fighting was over for me
Ever more
For I had been wounded and left there to die
A stone for my pillow and snow for a bed
The enemy found me and took me away
And made me a prisoner of war so they say
But God in his mercy was with me one day
The gate was left open and I ran away

I returned to my old home my wife to see
The home I had built for my darling and me
The door it was open
And there on a stand I saw a picture of her and a man
The clothes she was wearing told me the sad tale
My Darling was wearing a new bridal vail

I found a letter and these words it read
"Missing In Action" she thought I was dead
So I kissed her picture and whispered Goodbye
My poor heart was breaking, but my eyes were dry

I knew it was too late for her to ever learn
I knew she must never know that I had returned
A Vagabond Dreamer forever I'll be
Because there is noone to welcome me home
The face of my Darling no more will I see
For "Missing In Action" forever I'll be

Hope this lyric can be of use to someone. It is a nice song but it is sad.


Line breaks added. --JoeClone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Missing In Action
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 12:39 AM

Nice to see this old song again. Thanks. Anyone remember who recorded it? I have the singer tucked away in an unused portion of my brain and can't seem to find my way in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Missing In Action
From: Dale Rose
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 12:52 AM

Ernest Tubb (I think)


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