The Letter

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"The Letter" is a song written by Wayne Carson that was first recorded by the American rock band The Box Tops in 1967. It was sung in a gruff blue-eyed soul style by Alex Chilton. The song was the group's first and biggest record chart hit, reaching number one in the United States and Canada. It was also an international success and reached the top ten in several other countries. "The Letter" launched Chilton's career and inspired numerous cover versions. English rock and soul singer Joe Cocker's 1970 rendition became his first top ten single in the U. S.; several other artists have recorded versions of the song which also reached the record charts. Rolling Stone magazine included the Box Tops original at number 372 on its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame added it to the list of the "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll". In 2011, the single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 


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1992
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Give me a ticket for an aeroplane
I ain't got time to take no fast train
Oh, the lonely days are gone
I'm coming home
Oh, my baby she wrote me a letter

I don't care how much money I got to spend
I won't find my way, way back home again
Oh the lonely days are gone
I'm coming home
Yeah my baby, she wrote me a letter

Well she wrote me the letter
Said that she couldn't live without me no more
Listen to me mister please don't you ever
My baby once more
Anyway

I don't care how much I've gotta spend
I'm gonna find my way, gonna find my way back home again
Oh, the lonely days are gone
I'm coming home, yeah
Well my baby she wrote me a letter
Yeah

Well she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn't live without me no more
Oh listen to me mister don't jump the rail
For my baby once more
Anyway

Give me a ticket for an aeroplane
I ain't got time to take no fast train
Oh, the lonely days are gone
I'm coming home
Yeah, my baby she wrote me a letter

My baby wrote me a letter
My baby wrote me a letter
My baby wrote me a letter

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Joe Cocker

John Robert "Joe" Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock and blues singer, who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is known for his gritty voice, his idiosyncratic arm movements while performing, and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of the Beatles. more »

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Written by: Wayne Carson Thompson

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