Joanie Lyrics

by Conway Twitty

Joanie was the girl who lived next door
I've known her I guess ten years or more
Joanie wrote me a note one day
And this is what she had to say.......

Jimmy please say you'll wait for me
I'll grow up someday you'll see
Saving all my kisses just for you
Signed with love forever true

Slowly I read her note once more
I went over to the house next door
Her teardrops fell like rain that day
When I told Joanie what I had to say

Joanie, Joanie please don't cry
You'll forget me by and by
You're just 15 and I'm 22
And Joanie I just can't wait for you

Soon I left our little home town
Got me a job and tried to settle down
But these words kept haunting my memory
The words that Joanie said to me

Jimmy please say you'll wait for me
I'll grow up someday you'll see
Saving all my kisses just for you
Signed with love forever true

I packed my clothes and I caught a plane
I had to see Joanie
I had to explain
How my heart was filled with her memory
And ask my Joanie if she'd marry me

I ran all the way to the house next door
But things weren't like they were before
My teardrops fell like rain that day
When I heard what Joanie had to say

Jimmy, Jimmy please don't cry
You'll forget me by and by
It's been 5 years since you've been gone
Jimmy I married your best friend John