dear john, oh, how i hate to write
dear john, i must let you know tonight
that my love for you has died the way like gr-ss 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…