THREE WONDERFUL LETTERS FROM HOME
(Words by Joe Goodwin, Ballard MacDonald / Music by James F. Hanley, 1918)
Three letters left a village bound for somewhere over there,
three letters to a lonesome soldier lad each one a loving story told,
each one was worth its weight in gold
three messages that made his poor heart glad:
Each word was like a soft caress that soothed his aching heart,
and drove away the misery and the pain
then joy returned to take their place and brought a vision of each face
as over and over he read their words again:
For the first was just old fashioned, and it breathed a mother's prayer
while the next one started "Darling, God protect you over there,"
and the third was filled with kisses, send to Daddy across the foam,
from his mother, wife and baby, three wonderful letters from home.