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From Mother's Arms to Korea

[KWE Note: Charlie Louvin was a veteran of the Korean War. His name appears on the KWE's American Notables page.]

Performed by Louvin Brothers
Recorded June 1953
Written by Ira and Charles Louvin

Lyrics

From mother's arms to Korea
And tomorrow I'll face the front lines
Then the next line was wrote by his buddy
From a foxhole to a mansion on high

They sent her an unfinished diary
That she once gave her darling son
It starts the day when he left her
And ends 'neath the enemy's gun

From mother's arms to Korea
And tomorrow I'll face the front lines
Then the next line was wrote by his buddy
From a foxhole to a mansion on high

Last night I saw mother kneeling
By the old hearthstone to pray
In my dream I thought I was with her
And that's all my darling could say

From mother's arms to Korea
And tomorrow I'll face the front lines
Then the next line was wrote by his buddy
From a foxhole to a mansion on high

Please tell his sweetheart who's waiting
For his ship to anchor at shore
To change her plans and forget him
Her lips he'll kiss no more

From mother's arms to Korea
And tomorrow I'll face the front lines
Then the next line was wrote by his buddy
From a foxhole to a mansion on high.

 

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