Don't Tell Jeannie I'm Blind

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In a hospital ward of poor veterans 
with respect I was spending some time
As I walked to the young soldiers bedside
His expression told me he was blind

A heart felt handshake I offered As he bid me to spend him some time And asked would you be so kind mister To help wipe these tears from my mind
Please write me a letter Jeannie I ask this request cause I'm blind I was wounded while fighting in action From the blast of an underground mine
Chorus Please write and tell Jeannie I'm sorry But a new love I hope she will find Tell her now that I'm not free to marry But don't tell Jeannie I'm blind
We planned to be wed in Virginia This dream now I must leave behind My vision of Jeannie has vanished
Just a burden I'd be now I'm blind
If Jeannie knew I still loved her Even though she knew I was blind We might still be wed in Virginia But regret would remain on her mind
It's better to say that i've left her The hurt only lasts for a time Than to sacrifice life with a burden So don't tell Jeannie I'm blind
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Tell Jeannie I'm happy in my world Though the sun for me never shines She must never know I'm heart broken And don't tell Jeannie I'm blind
With the pen in my fingers that trembled I'd written this soldiers reply As I signed off his name to this message I could feel the tears fill my eyes
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