EDDY ARNOLD lyrics - Did You See My Daddy Over There

EDDY ARNOLD
"Did You See My Daddy Over There"
(Bill Showmet)

A little boy tugged gently at a soldier's khaki sleeve He says forgive me mister but you've been across I believe I see the purple heart you were it tells what you've been through Perhaps you know my daddy sir because he's a soldier too Did you see my daddy mister soldier When you were fighting over there? I thought perhaps by chance You met him there in France Or somewhere over there across the sea It's been so long since daddy went away My mommy longs for him both night and day I know it would make her glad if you had seen my dad Did you see my daddy over there? The soldier's eyes grew misty as he watched the boy's face For it recalled a memory that time can not erase A buddy lost in action, the best pal he ever had Till death he carried o'r his heart a picture of this lad Did you see my daddy mister soldier When you were fighting over there? I thought perhaps by chance You met him there in France Or somewhere over there across the sea It's been so long since daddy went away My mommy longs for him both night and day I know it would make her glad if you had seen my dad Did you see my daddy over there?