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"When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

BRAVE YOUNG SOLDIER

THE BRAVE YOUNG SOLDIER SO HANDSOME AND TRUE,

PROMISED HIS LADY " I WILL BE BACK TO YOU",

THEIR TIME TOGETHER SEEMED VERY SHORT SPENT,

AS THEY WERE JOINED AS ONE, TO THE FUTURE THEY WENT,

SHE WAS A SWEET GIRL, SO YOUNG AND WIDE EYED,

WHO COULD KNOW IT WOULD NOT BE LONG TILL THOSE PRETTY EYES CRIED,

WHY DID HE HAVE TO LEAVE HER, TO A PLACE SO FAR AWAY?

SHE TRIED TO BE BRAVE, BUT HE SAW THE PAIN ON HER FACE,

HE PULLED HER CLOSE SAID " MY LOVE IS TRUE",

"DON'T YOU DARE WORRY, I WILL BE BACK TO YOU",

HE LAY IN THE TRENCHES AS HE READ HER NOTE,

HE SMILED AS HE READ THE WORDS THAT SHE WROTE,

YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER SO TINY AND SWEET,

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE IT, SHE HAS YOUR FEET,

HE WAS A BRAVE SOLDIER ON HIS WAY BACK HOME,

SHE SOBBED AS SHE READ IT " WE ARE SORRY, HE IS GONE."

copyright 3/08/02 ~ Johnnie Oakes


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