The Letter That Never Came
CHARLIE POOLE "The Letter That Never Came" Intro: D A D Bbdim - (2 counts each) Verse: Bm "Is there any mail for me?" Bbdim Bm Was the question that he asked E Asus4 A Of the postman at the closing of the day D But he turned away and sighed G D While a tear stood in his eye D Em D As he drooped his head and slowly walked away Chorus: G Was it from a gray-haired mother? D Or a sister, or a brother? G D He waited all these many years in vain D Oh, from early morning light G D He would wait 'til dark at night D Em D Bbdim For the letter but, alas, it never came Verse: Bm As he waited all these years Bbdim Bm Joy mingled with his tears E Asus4 A His poor soul had faded out with the tide D In his hand he held a note G D And those simple words he wrote D Em D "If the letter comes just place it by my side"