Wait for the War to be Over

I have brought in the wheat,
Worked the land with the plow.
I have done all that weather and time would  allow
But it isn’t the same without you somehow
As I wait for the war to be over.

I have mended the thatching,
The roof is quite strong
I’ve done all the tasks that I knew all along
As I winnow and thresh I almost hear your song
As I wait for the war to be over.

There are many dried fish
And root vegetables too
And the berry preserves that I learned to do
But none tastes as good as when I’m with you
As I wait for the war to be over.

The hens are still laying
And the meats are all cured
Your unit is headed far north I have heard
We mend and we work as we listen for word
As I wait for the war to be over.

When we hear the call
That we’ve finished the strife
I will mount up our boy for the ride of our life
And we will have back then our mother and wife
As we wait for the war to be over.

I have brought in the wheat,
Worked the land with the plow.
I have done all that weather and time would  allow
But it isn’t the same without you somehow
As I wait for the war to be over.