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Letters From War  Mark Schultz



     She w[Am7]alked to the mailbox, [G/B]         [C2]On that bright summer’s day
[G]    [D] Found a [G]letter from her son,          in a war far away
He spoke of[Am7] the weather         [G/B]    And[C2] good friends that he’d made
Said, “I’v[C2]e been thinking ‘bout Dad And the life that he had.
That’s [G]why I’m here today.” Then at the end he said
“You are what[Dsus] I’m fighting for.” I[G]t was[D/F#] the fi[C2]rst [G/B]of his letters from war.
She st[Dsus]arted writing Your good, and you’re brave
What a father [C2/E]that youll be some day           [D/F#]
Make it home, [C2]make it safe           [Dsus]
She wro[C2/E]te every night as she prayed           [D/F#]
And late in[G/B] December[C2]         A day she’ll not forget
   Oh, h[G]er te[D/F#]ars stained[G] the paper   With every word that she read
It said I was up on [G]a hill I was out there alone [Am7]
When the shots all r[G/B]ang out and bombs were explod[C2]ing
[G]That’s when I saw him He came back for me [D/F#]
And thou[C2]gh he was captured a man set me free        [G/D]
And th[G]at man was your son He asked me to write to you
I told him I[Dsus] would Oh I swore[G] It [D/F#]was the [C/E]last of[B/D] the letters from war
And she prayed [Am7]he was living and kept on believing[G/B]
And wrote[F] every night just to say
You are good, [C2]and you’re brave           [Dsus]
What a father [C2/E]that youll be some day           [D/F#]
Make it home, [C2]make it safe           [Dsus]
St[C2/E]ill she kept writing each day      [D/F#]
[G]  And th[Am7]en, two years later,   [G/B]       [C2]
Autumn lea[Am7]ves all aroun[G/B]d          [C2]       A car pulled in the driveway
[Am7]And she     fell [G/B]      t[C2]o     the ground    And out stepped a captain
Where her boy u[G]sed to stand    h[Am7]e said, “Mom, I’m following orders
From all [G]of your letters and I’ve come home again
He ran in to hold [C]    he[G/B]r and dropped all his bags on the floor
Hold[C/E]ing all [G/D]of her [C]lette[G/B]rs from[C] war.
  [C]Bring[G/B] him h[C]ome,
  [C]Bring[G/B] him h[C]ome,
  [C]…   G[G/B]      [Am7]       [G/B]       [C]
Bring him home,

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