It doesn't do any good to cry|
Because they all grew up and went away.
Though you think of the time they were all at home
In that long ago yesterday.
It doesn't do any good to cry
Cause the letter you looked for didn't come
They're all too busy with their own affairs
To have time to write a letter home.
So just brace up and wear a smile
Like you were going on parade.
Go to the meeting of some club
Or do some work for the Ladies Aid.
Keep your mind and hands at work
Forget the letter that didn't come
Maybe sometime soon or late
They'll find time to write a letter home.