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A Dear John Letter (1953) by Ferlin Husky and Jean Shepard

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A Dear John Letter (Song)

performed by Ferlin Husky, Jean Shepard

1953
Genres: Country
 
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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 wed another dear John 
 
I was overseas in battle when the postman came to me 
And he handed me a letter I was just as happy as I could be 
For the fighting was all over and the battle have been won 
Then I opened up the letter and that started, dear John 
 
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 wed another dear John 
 
Will you please send back my picture, my husband wants it now 
And when I tell you who I'm wedding I know you won't care, dear anyhow 
Now the ceremony has just started and tonight I'll wed your brother Don 
Will you please wish us happiness forever, dear John?