Dear Mum I’m Safe And Well

Dear Mum I’m Safe And Well – Words and Music Terry Bennetts/William Noonan  2008

Verse 1
This faded letter hadn’t seen the light of day for nearly fifty years
It lay hidden in the back drawer of an old sewing machine
Fond words to his mother her fears he’d hope to dispel
Dear Mum I’m safe and well

Verse 2
Well the weather may be woeful and the water may be crook
And we haven’t seen a drop of rain since Wavell took Tobruk
What I wouldn’t give for a nice cold beer and you not to worry yourself
For dear Mum I’m safe and well

Chorus 
There’s a grey haired lady waiting there besides an old bush track
Waiting for the mailman and a letter coming back
A smile lights up her care worn face with beauty no words could tell
As she reads the old familiar lines Dear Mum I’m safe and well

Verse 3
We’ve marched over rocks and desert, and swallowed a ton of sand
And we wondered why this bloody place is called the promised land
Where the nights would chill you to the bone, the days are hot as hell
But Dear mum I’m safe and well

Verse 4
So when you’re chewing on your pencil and you don’t know what to say
When you wished the flamin’ censor, hadn’t seen the light of day
But there’s always one small item, they will always let me tell
Dear Mum I’m safe and well

Chorus
There’s a grey haired lady waiting there besides an old bush track
Waiting for the mailman and a letter coming back
A smile lights up her care worn face with beauty no words could tell
As she reads the old familiar lines Dear Mum I’m safe and well
A smile lights up her care worn face with beauty no words could tell
As she reads the old familiar lines Dear Mum I’m safe and well
Dear Mum I’m safe and well

 

 

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