The Soldier's Sweetheart
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


Once I had a sweetheart
A sweetheart brave and true
His hair was dark and curly
His loving eyes were blue

He told me that he loved me
And he often proved it so
And he often came to see me
When the evening sun was low
But fate took him away
To this awful German war
And when he came to say goodbye
My heart did overflow

He says, "Goodbye, little darling
To France I must go"

He takes the golden finger ring
And he placed it on my hand
Said, "Remember me, little darling
When I'm in no man's land"

He promised he would write to me
That promise he's kept true
And when I read this letter, friend
I pray the war is through

The second letter I got from him
The war was just ahead
The third one, wrote by his captain
My darling dear was dead

I'll keep all of his letters
I'll keep his gold ring, too
And I'll always live a single life
For the soldier who was so true

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Comments from YouTube:

Debra Jensen

My Dad used to sing this song to my Oldest Daughter to put her to sleep. My Dad has been gone over 30 Years so this song means a lot to me. Thank You for Sharing.

Clint Walls

This is a great ole song, I could sleep to it too. Your Dad sure knew his music.

Parker Perreault

rip your dad I bet he was a nice guy this song makes me happy too. thank god for jimmie rodgers

Syifa Nadia Rahmawati

Once I had a sweetheart
A sweetheart brave and true
His hair was dark and curly
His loving eyes were blue

He told me that he loved me
And he often proved it so
And he often came to see me
When the evening sun was low

But fate took him away
To this awful German war
And when he came to say goodbye
My heart did overflow

He says, "Goodbye, little darling
To France I must go"

He takes the golden finger ring
And he placed it on my hand
Said, "Remember me, little darling
When I'm in no man's land"

He promised he would write to me
That promise he's kept true
And when I read this letter, friend
I pray the war is through

The second letter I got from him
The war was just ahead
The third one, wrote by his captain
My darling dear was dead

I'll keep all of his letters
I'll keep his gold ring, too
And I'll always live a single life
For the soldier who was so true

Clint Walls

Dang near 100yrs old still a great pretty song!!

Linda walkden Walkden

Yessss I do agree From Ray Doncaster England

Charles Crowell

Every soldier feels this song.

gar md

wow, whats a voice. Lovely

Clint Walls

V for Victory!!

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