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Missing In Action

Song Author A. Q. Smith og Helen Kaye Performer: Ernest Tubb Submitted by: Anonymous


[C]The warships had landed and [F]I came a[C]shore
The [F]fighting was [C]over for [D7]me ever[G7]more   
[C]For 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 [D7]made me a prisoner of [G7]war so they say
[C]But 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 [F]sweet wife to [C]see  
The [F]home I had [C]built for my [D7]darling and [G7]me   
[C]The door I then opened and [F]there on a [C]stand
[F]I saw a [C]picture of [G7]her and a [C]man  

The [G7]clothes she was wearing [C]told me the sad tale
My [D7]darling was wearing a [G7]new bridal veil
[C]Then I found a letter and [F]these words I [C]read
[F]Missing in [C]Action she [G7]thought I was [C]dead

So I kissed her picture and [F]whispered [C]goodbye
My [F]poor heart was [C]breaking but my [D7]eyes were [G7]dry   
[C]I knew it was too late [F]for her now to [C]learn
[F]I knew she must [C]never know [G7]I had re[C]turned

A [G7]vagabond dreamer [C]forever I'll roam
Be[D7]cause there was no one to [G7]welcome me home
[C]The face of my darling [F]no more will I [C]see  
[F]For Missing in [C]Action [G7]forever I'll [C]be  

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 I then opened and there on a stand
I saw a picture of her and a man

The clothes she was wearing 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 breaking 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 will I see
For Missing in Action forever I'll be

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