A DEAR JOHN LETTER
By Jean Shepard
LaserLight CD #12 112, Delta Music, Santa Monica, CA
Dear John, Oh how I hate to write
Dear John, I must let you know tonight
That my love for you has died,
Away like grass upon the lawn
And tonight I'll wed another Dear John
I was overseas in battle, when the postman came to me
And he handed me a letter, ah, I was happy as I could be
For the fighting was all over, & the battle had been won
But then I opened up the letter & it started "Dear John"
"Will you please send back my picture?
Cause my husband wants it now
And when I tell you who I'm wedding
You won't care dear anyhow
Now the ceremony has started
And I'll wed your brother Don
Will you wish us happiness forever, Dear John?