Eddy Arnold Did You See My Daddy Over There Lyrics

The Tennessee Plowboy & His Guitar Track Listing
  • 1 Mother's Prayer
  • 2 Mommy Please Stay Home With Me
  • 3 The Cattle Call
  • 4 Each Minute Seems a Million Years
  • 5 Did You See My Daddy Over There
  • 6 Many Tears Ago
  • 7 I Walk Alone
  • 8 You Must Walk the Line
  • 9 (I'll Have To) Live and Learn
  • 10 Be Sure There's No Mistake
  • 11 I Couldn't Believe It Was True
  • 12 I Talk to Myself About You
  • 13 All Alone in This World Without You
  • 14 Can't Win, Can't Place, Can't Show
  • 15 What Is Life Without Love
  • 16 That's How Much I Love You
  • 17 Why Didn't You Take That Too
  • 18 Chained to a Memory
  • 19 Easy Rockin' Chair
  • 20 To My Sorrow
  • 21 It's a Sin
  • 22 I'm Somebody Nobody Loves
  • 23 That Little Boy of Mine
  • 24 Don't Bother to Cry
  • 25 Me Too

  • 1.
    A little boy tugged gently
    At a soldier's khaki sleeve.
    He says, "Forgive me, mister; but you've been across, I b'lieve.
    I see the purple heart you wear
    That tells what you've been through.
    Perhaps you know my daddy, sir,
    'Cause he's a soldier too.


    "Did you see my daddy, mister soldier,
    When you were fighting over there?
    I thought perhaps by chance
    You met him there in France
    Or somewhere over there across the sea.
    It's been so long since Daddy went away.
    My mommy longs for him both night and day.
    I know 'twould make her glad
    If you had seen my dad,
    Did you see my daddy over there?"


    2.
    The soldier's eyes grew misty
    As he watched the boy's face,
    For it recalled a memory
    That time can not erase.
    A buddy lost in action,
    The best pal he ever had.
    Till death he carried o'er his heart
    A picture of this lad.


    "Did you see my daddy, mister soldier,
    When you were fighting over there?
    I thought perhaps by chance
    You met him there in France
    Or somewhere over there across the sea.
    It's been so long since daddy went away.
    My mommy longs for him both night and day.
    I know 'twould make her glad
    If you had seen my dad.
    Did you see my daddy over there?"


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