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Lyr Req: Missing in Action (from Ernest Tubb) 25 Feb 98 - 02:01 PM
Gene 25 Feb 98 - 03:54 PM
Gene 25 Feb 98 - 06:45 PM
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Subject: The warship had landed and I came ashore
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 02:01 PM

It is a song about a guy who returns from war only to find out his wife had remarried since she thought he was missing in action

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Subject: RE: The warship had landed and I came ashore
From: Gene
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 03:54 PM

Ernest Tubb: Missing in Action

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Subject: Lyr Add: MISSING IN ACTION (from Ernest Tubb)^^
From: Gene
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 06:45 PM

AND just add a few chords to it and VIOLA!

Recorded by Ernest Tubb
Writers: Helen Kaye & Arthur Q. Smith

[C] The warship had landed and [F] I'd come a-[C] shore
The [F] fighting was [C] over for [D] me ever-[G7] more
For [C] I had been wounded they [F] left me for [C] dead
A [F] stone for my [C] pillow and [G7] snow for my [C] bed.

The [G7] enemy found me and [C] took me away
And [D] made me a prisoner of [G] war so they [G7] say
But [C] God in his mercy was [F] with me one [C] day
The [F] gate was left [C] open and [G7] I ran a-[C] way.

I returned to the old home my sweet wife to see
The home I had built for my darling and me
The door I then opened and there on the stand
I saw a picture of her and a man.

The clothes she was wearin' told me the sad tale
My darling was wearing a new bridal veil
Then I found a letter and these words I read
Missing in action she thought I was dead.

So I kissed her picture and whispered goodbye
My poor heart was breakin' but my eyes were dry
I knew it was too late for her now to learn
I knew she must never know I had returned.

A vagabond dreamer forever I'll roam
Because there was no one to welcome me home
The face of my darling no more I shall see
For missing in action forever I'll be.


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