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Recorded by Hank Snow 
Words and music by Hank Snow 
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 The postman dropped a letter in my door 
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The address wasn't plain, but I could see 
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It had traveled far across the great Pa- cif-ic 
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>From My Filipino Rose across the sea. 
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The writing from her tremblin' hand was blurred 
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The paper, it was badly stained with tears 
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It read, "They tell me you have wed a-nother 
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After I have longed and waited all these years." 
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 "But I'm still prayin', that the tradewinds 
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Send you sailin' across the blue 
In my harbor, I've dreamed you'll anchor 
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Where your lonely Filipino waits for you."  
I promised her that I'd return some day 
I told her she'd won my heart and hand 
I told her a lie, 'cause I was lonely 
Far from home, a stranger in that foreign land. 
She wrote, "I've watched the driftwood float on by 
I've watched the sea roll on its weary way 
I've watched the silver sails out on the ocean 
Hopin' you might return to me someday." 
"The chains of love may never set you free 
But thru the years, as mem'ries fonder grow 
This broken heart will always wait for you, dear." 
It was signed, "Your lonely Filipino Rose." 
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