What are the words to the old folk song 'Missing in Action' and who sings it?
#9595. Asked by thudson. (Jan 16 01 3:00 PM)
Have not found the words yet but did find the following:- |
1984 Country-music star Ernest Tubb died this day, at the age of 70. Tubb was from Crisp, Texas and was known as the 'Texas Troubadour.' He patterned his unique style after Jimmie Rodgers. Tubb recorded 'I'm Walking the Floor Over You' and sold more than three million copies of the tune. 'Blue Christmas', 'I Love You Because', 'Missing In Action' and 'Thanks a Lot' were also classics made famous by Tubb. Other recording artists as diverse as The Andrews Sisters,Loretta Lynn and Red Foley recorded with Tubb.
Missing In Action|
The warships had landed and I came ashore,
the fighting was over for me evermore.
For I had been wounded, they left me for dead,
a stone for my pillow and snow for my 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 the old home, my sweet wife to see,
the home I had built for my darling and me.
The door was left open and there on a stand,
I waw a picture of her and a man.
The clothes she was wearing told me a 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 good-bye,
my poor heart was breading but my eyes were dry.
I know she'd be happy if she never learned,
I know 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 will I see,
for Missing in Action for ever I'll be.
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