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LETTER
The Box Tops


THE LETTERThe Box Tops- written by Wayne Carson Thompson- #1 hit for The Box Tops in 1967- covered by The Arbors in 1969 (#20) and recorded live by Joe Cocker with Leon Russell and The Shelter People (#7) in 1970.- these lyrics are as recorded by The Box TopsGimme a ticket for an aeroplaneAin't got time to take a fast trainLonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' homeMy baby, just-a wrote me a letterI don't care how much money I gotta spendGot to get back to baby againLonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' homeMy baby, just-a wrote me a letter Well, she wrote me a letter Said she couldn't live without me no more Listen mister, can't you see I got to get back To my baby once-a more Anyway, yeah!Gimme a ticket for an aeroplaneAin't got time to take a fast trainLonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' homeMy baby, just-a wrote me a letter Well, she wrote me a letter Said she couldn't live without me no more Listen mister, can't you see I got to get back To my baby once-a more Anyway, yeah!Gimme a ticket for an aeroplaneAin't got time to take a fast trainLonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' homeMy baby, just-a wrote me a letterMy baby, just-a wrote me a letter


THE BOX TOPS

The Box Tops were an American band of the 60s that combined soul and rock music into a popular sound epitomized by their famous single "The Letter". The band was fronted by teenaged singer Alex Chilton, and for their studio recordings after "The Letter", consisted solely of Chilton and Memphis studio musicians. For live performances, Chilton was joined by Tom Boggs (drums), Rick Allen (bass), Gary Talley (guitar), and Bill Cunningham (organ). A popular original member before their first hit was Larry Spillman (drums). ... Read More