1460 Elder Street Song Lyrics and Chords by Red Sovine
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]1460 Elder Street
Recorded by Red Sovine
Written by Bun Wilson and Doc Richardson
[C]I was waiting for a [F]ship to Viet[C]nam
And me being the good time loving guy I [G7]am
I was [C]looking for some [F]female compa[C]ny
I met a girl [F]alone and [C]lonesome [G7]just like [C]me
We had coffee at a [F]waterfront [C]cafe
She said her husband was a soldier far [G7]away
And she [C]talked about her [F]long nights all [C]alone
And the way she’s [F]fought temp[C]tation [G7]since he’s [C]gone
1460 Elder Street is where she took me
And I [F]never knew that [C]love could be so [G7]sweet
Then she [C]promised me that [F]when the war was [C]over
I’d have a [F]home at 14[G7]60 Elder [C]Street
Two months later I was [F]on patrol one [C]day
When a hand grenade fell not ten feet [G7]away
I watched as [C]one brave man gave [F]all that he could [C]give
He fell across it [F]gave his [C]life that [G7]I might [C]live
I found a crumpled tear stained [F]letter in his [C]coat
And I read the Dear John Letter his wife [G7]wrote
He had [C]nothing left for [F]livin’ for I [C]guess
I thought I die when [F]I saw [C]her [G7]return [C]address
1460 Elder Street still drives me crazy
And some[F]times at night we [C]find it hard to [G7]sleep
Could it [C]be the ones who [F]killed him now are [C]sharing
Our private [F]hell at 14[G7]60 Elder [C]Street[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song 1460 Elder Street?
– The song 1460 Elder Street was sang by Red Sovine.
Who is Red Sovine?
– Woodrow Wilson “Red” Sovine (July 7, 1917 – April 4, 1980) was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives but set to music. His most noted examples are “Giddyup Go” (1965) and “Teddy Bear” (1976), both of which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.