Johnny Cash Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

A Letter from Home Lyrics

from Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town

"A Letter from Home" is track #7 on the album Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town. It was written by Elliott, Jack.
Edit
"A Letter from Home" is track #7 on the album Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town. It was written by Elliott, Jack.
For Example...
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You For Your Submission
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.
  • Play Video
  • Correct
  • Print

A Letter from Home Submit Correct Lyrics

Submit Corrections Cancel

A cowpoke rode in, one hot dusty day
To a store down in old San Antone
He stood at the window and I heard him say
Do I have a letter from home

The postmaster looked through the mail that had come
Then smilingly shook his gray head
The cowpoke looked sadly a moment at him
And these are the words that he said

No letter from home, no letter from home
There's never a letter from home
No message from mother or none of the others
There's never a letter from home

That night he was shot on the wrong side of town
No more of those plains will he roam
I reached for my Bible and gave it to him
And said, "Son here's your letter from home"

"If only I had just a little more time
To read it", the young cowpoke said
"I can't take it with me and I must go on"
Then he died with his letter unread

The letter from home, the letter from home
No time for the letter from home
The cowboy laid dead with his letter unread
Too late for the letter from home

Songwriters
ELLIOTT, JACK

Published by
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Listen to Johnny Cash Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Music News