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Soldier's Last Letter

Ernest Tubb
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Iraq war photos among others set to the tune "A Soldiers last letter" by Johnny Cash and Ernest Tubb.


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Missing in Action
(Ernest Tubb)


Recorded by Ernest Tubb
Written by Sgt. Henry Stewart and Ernest Tubb
When the postman delivered a letter
It filled her dear heart full of joy
But she didn't know til 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 knealt 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.

2005/1/9 - 15:25



Language: Italian

Versione italiana di Kiocciolina
L'ULTIMA LETTERA DI UN SOLDATO

Quando il postino consegnò la lettera
Le riempì il cuore di gioia
Ma non ne seppe il contenuto finché non la lesse
Era l'ultima lettera del suo ragazzo.

Cara Mamma - era il modo in cui cominciava
Mi manchi così tanto - proseguiva
Mamma, non sapevo di amarti così tanto
Ma te lo proverò quando questa guerra sarà vinta.

Sto scrivendo queste parole in una trincea, Mamma
Non rimproverarmi se non è tanto ordinata
Sai, come facevi quando ero un bambino
E tornavo a casa con i piedi sporchi di fango.

Il capitano ci ha dato i nostri ordini
E Mamma, li porteremo a termine.
Finirò questa lettera alla prima occasione che avrò
Ma per ora ti dirò solo Ti amo.

Poi le vecchie mani della madre cominciarono a tremare
E combatté contro le lacrime nei suoi occhi
Ma vennero fuori prive di vergogna poiché non c'era alcuna firma
E sapeva che il suo tesoro era morto.

Quella notte, mentre stava inginocchiata al lato del suo letto,
Pregò il Signore: ascolta la mia supplica
E proteggi tutti i figli che stanno combattendo stanotte
E caro Dio, mantieni l'America libera!

Contributed by Kiocciolina - 2007/12/29 - 18:30



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