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Merle Haggard - Soldier's Last Letter (Chord)
Album: Hag (1971)
Submitter: Ray Terry (188) on 7/7/08 1 comment
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Soldier''s Last Letter
Merle Haggard

C                            G
I''m writing this down in a trench Mom
                            C
Don''t scold if it isn''t so neat
                          D
The way that you did when I was a kid
         G                       C
And I''d come home with mud on my feet

C                             G
The captain just gave us our orders
                             C
And Mom we will carry them through
                                  D
And I''ll finish this letter the first chance I get
         G                        C
But for now I''ll just say I love you

C                                     G
Then the mother''s old hands began to tremble
                                    C
As she fought against tears in her eyes
                              D
But they came unashamed for there was no name
         G                         C
And she knew that her Soldier had died

C                                G
Then the mother knelt by her bedside
                                   C
And she prayed ''God above hear my plea
                               D
And protect all the sons that are fighting this war
          G                C    A
And dear God keep America free

      D                      A
I''m writing this down in a trench Mom
(Fade)                      D
Don''t scold if it isn''t so neat

 
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Tammie says the first two verses are missing
-tammie3371 | 4/30/2012
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