MY FILIPINO ROSE
Recorded by Hank Snow
Words and music by Hank Snow
[C] The postman dropped a [G7] letter in my [C] door
The [F] address wasn't plain, but I could [C] see
It had [F] traveled far across the great Pa-[C] cif-ic
>From My Filipino [G7] Rose across the [C] sea.
[C] The writing from her [G7] tremblin' hand was [C] blurred
The [F] paper, it was badly stained with [C] tears
It [F] read, "They tell me you have wed a-[C] nother
After I have longed and [G7] waited all these [C] years."
[C] "But I'm still prayin', that the [F] tradewinds
Send you [G7] sailin' across the [C] blue
In my harbor, I've dreamed you'll [F] anchor
Where your [G7] lonely Filipino waits for [C] you."
I promised her that I'd return some day
I told her she'd won my heart and hand
I told her a lie, 'cause I was lonely
Far from home, a stranger in that foreign land.
She wrote, "I've watched the driftwood float on by
I've watched the sea roll on its weary way
I've watched the silver sails out on the ocean
Hopin' you might return to me someday."
"The chains of love may never set you free
But thru the years, as mem'ries fonder grow
This broken heart will always wait for you, dear."
It was signed, "Your lonely Filipino Rose."