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Back in '41, you met a brown-eyed boy
Who called you pretty
He'd walk every day, couple miles out of his way
To hold your hand and keep you company
Your mama said, don't call it love at 14
But sittin' on that front porch swing

He gave you his picture in a locket
That you wore around your neck
Left it right beside your heart
So you would not forget
The way it felt when he held your hand
And you swore that you would never take it off
And the butterflies you felt said it all
You were falling for the boy inside your locket

Back in '43, the brown-eyed boy went overseas
And had to leave town for a little while
He swore he'd marry you
As soon as the war was through
You would be his wife
Standing in the pouring rain
You cried as you watched him ride away
But everyday

You had his picture in a locket
That you wore around your neck
Left it right beside your heart so you would not forget
The way his kiss tasted on your lips
And everyday felt like a lifetime with him gone
And you prayed that God would bring him safely home
'Cause you made a promise
To the boy inside your locket

Oh, 60 years you two had together
But he's been gone for a couple now
And it breaks my heart to see you struggle to remember
But I've been writing all your memories down
And I stopped by today
To read a couple pages
Grandma, you sure look pretty
And you smiled that smile
The one I haven't seen in quite a while
And you said to me, I want you to keep

His picture in a locket that I wore around my neck
The one I left beside my heart so I would not forget
The greatest love and the greatest man
I've ever known
But it's gettin' time for me to head on home
She said, that brown-eyed boy is waiting
And I don't want to keep him long
Heaven is calling
And she said, my heart is longing
For the boy inside your locket



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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    The girls grandma met a boy and he was so kind and he gave her locket and she would never take it off. So she fell in love with him but at that time there was a battle going on so she couldn't spend as much time with him and i guess he loved her to because he said he would marry her when the war was over. He died and when the grandma was about to die she said the brown eyed boy was waiting in heaven so she gave the girl the locket. I thought of it as a love story.
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    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 3:33 am
    This song is a story of the "grandma" who fell in love with the boy with the picture in the locket. That boy had to went overseas for the war and they got married when the war was through. They have been together for 60 years and that brown-eyed boy was gone for quite a time that moment. The grandma gave the locket to her grand daughter as a symbol for her undying love for his husband. I cried when i first heard this song.. ;)
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    UnregisteredFeb 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    In 1941 the singer's grandmother met a boy. She fell in love with him, but her mama told her she was too young to know what love was. But he gave her his picture in a locket that she never took off. In 1943 he had to go overseas and fight in the war. They were going to get married when he came back. And when she started missing him, she would look at his picture in the locket. They got married, and had 60 years together before he died. She was old and couldn't remember things anymore, so her grandaughter started writing her memories down. Then she gave her grandaughter the locket because she knew she was about to die... I love this song!
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    UnregisteredDec 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    It all began with young love. They were together all of their lives basically and then he died. She continued to wear the locket until she was ready to go home to him in heaven. She then gave the locket to her granddaughter. It all reminds me of my grandparents (:
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    UnregisteredDec 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    A girl falls in love with a boy when she's 14. He gave her a locket, then had to go overseas. When he got back they got married. She never took off the locket. When he died she still kept it on. Soon she was ready to see her husband but gave her locket to her granddaughter so she'd remember them.

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