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tommy's chair

 

My girlfriend called around today

Gave mama quite a scare

Although she didn’t know it

She went and sat in Tommy’s chair

 

Tommy signed for Uncle Sam

Three years ago today

He trained real hard at boot camp

Before they sent him far away

 

But Tommy’s filed as missing now

And no one knows just where

So mama told me, while he’s gone

No one sits, in Tommy’s chair, No one sits, in Tommy’s chair

 

Mama writes to Tommy daily

And always checks the mail

She waits for Tommy’s letter

He’ll send her without fail

 

She’s always dusting Tommy’s room

It’s got to look ok

His clothes are pressed and ready

As though he’s coming home today

 

But Tommy’s filed as missing now

And no one knows just where

So mama told me, while he’s gone

No one sits, in Tommy’s chair, No one sits, in Tommy’s chair

 

Mama always wears a big smile

But her heart is filled with woe

Though he hasn’t wrote a letter

She knows he’ll soon coming home

 

But Tommie’s friend was on the phone

His closest in the war

The news he gave was really bad

Tommy won’t be home no more

 

Cause But Tommy’s filed as missing now

And no one knows just where

So mama told me, while he’s gone

No one sits, in Tommy’s chair, No one sits, in Tommy’s chair

 

He’s always on, my mama’s mind

And it fills her life with pain

But the news I have will break her heart

Cause she won’t see him again                          

 

Cause But Tommy’s filed as missing now

And no one knows just where

So mama told me, while he’s gone

No one sits, in Tommy’s chair, No one sits, in Tommy’s chair

 

26.3.11 revised 15.9.11

 

Jon Bek. Darlington. UK ©

 

Kind of a military ballad (whatever that is)

jon bek · 87 days ago
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