A Dear John Letter
Skeeter Davis Lyrics


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
He handed me a letter and I was just as happy as I could be
Cause the fighting was all over and the battles have all been won
But then I opened up the letter and that started dear John
Won't you please send back my picture my husband wants it now
When I tell you who I'm wedding you won't care dear anyhow
And it hurts me so to tell you that my love for you has gone
But tonight I wed your brother dear John

And tonight I wed another dear John

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BILLY BARTON, CHARLES FUZZY OWENS, LEWIS A. TALLEY

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

rockymontana1951

Skeeter
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.

Bobby
I was overseas in battle when the postman came to me
He handed me a letter and I was just as happy as I could be
Cause the fighting was all over and the battles have all been won
But then I opened up the letter and that started, dear John
Won't you please send back my picture my husband wants it now
When I tell you who I'm wedding you won't care dear anyhow
And it hurts me so to tell you that my love for you has gone
But tonight I wed your brother, dear John.

Skeeter
And tonight I wed another, dear John.



All comments from YouTube:

Samuel A Turay

These two people are indeed fantastic,this album "Tunes for Two" is indeed worthy hearing as it reminds of two wonderful people singing togather binding other lovers together

Arcs n Sparks

One of the best that isn't heard very often these days. I bought the 45 rpm record back then.

Benjamin Amanze

This music is inspiring,I play it over and over everyday and never get tired to listening to it. Benjamin Amanze

DSF

I heard this so much as a child because my parents loved country music. Childhood memories. I love it.

rjsmth

What a great song. Good harmony.....Sad song though, but love it just the same. Thanks for posting...

Felicity George george

Very very beautiful song.. my fav in the year 1970.. keep listenin 2 it endless times.. very touchy.. all the best 👍🙌❤💪

Lord Ra

I first heard this song when I was 5. I'm 24 now and it just popped into my head after watching the movie Dear John with Channing Tatum

rockymontana1951

Skeeter
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.

Bobby
I was overseas in battle when the postman came to me
He handed me a letter and I was just as happy as I could be
Cause the fighting was all over and the battles have all been won
But then I opened up the letter and that started, dear John
Won't you please send back my picture my husband wants it now
When I tell you who I'm wedding you won't care dear anyhow
And it hurts me so to tell you that my love for you has gone
But tonight I wed your brother, dear John.

Skeeter
And tonight I wed another, dear John.

Juliet Egbule

Oh dear, my late dad always play this song back in early 90s. I just have to listen to it today and damn it was a sad song 😢 I didn’t even know the lyrics as a kid

Daddy Tjeuw

I still listen to this on 2020..i listened this on my childhood from my Mom's cassette

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