A thousand miles dear, a thousand more
Across the waters, across the shore
I'll say a prayer dear for you and mine
please think of me dear, each night at nine

I'll hold your picture close to my heart
It takes your place dear while we're apart
Helps to remind me that you're still mine
To feel your nearness, each night at nine

The bugle's playing, out go the lights
Gee, but it's lonesome these army nights
Please tell the kiddies I'm doing fine
Give them my love dear, each night at nine