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“The Letter” is a well-known song by the American rock band The Box Tops. It was written by Wayne Carson and released in 1967 as a single, later appearing on their album “The Letter/Neon Rainbow.” Here’s some information about the song:

Title: The Letter Artist: The Box Tops Album: The Letter/Neon Rainbow Year of Release: 1967 Writer: Wayne Carson

“The Letter” is one of The Box Tops’ most famous songs and a classic of 1960s rock music. The song features a distinctive and catchy melody, along with lead vocalist Alex Chilton’s soulful and powerful vocals.

The lyrics of “The Letter” tell the story of a man who is writing a letter to his lover, expressing his desire to return home as soon as possible because he’s feeling lonely and out of place. The song’s upbeat and energetic rhythm contrasts with the longing and urgency expressed in the lyrics.

“The Letter” became a massive hit and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967. It’s known for its enduring popularity and has been covered by various artists over the years. The song remains a beloved classic of rock and pop music, known for its memorable sound and Chilton’s distinctive vocal performance.

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Lyrics

“The Letter”
(“The Letter / Neon Rainbow” Version)

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain’t got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I’m-a goin’ home
Oh, my baby, just-a wrote me a letter

I don’t care how much money I gotta spend
Got to get back to my baby again
Lonely days are gone, I’m-a goin’ home
Oh, my 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 aeroplane
Ain’t got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I’m-a goin’ home
Oh, my 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 aeroplane
Ain’t got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I’m-a goin’ home
Oh, my baby, just-a wrote me a letter
Oh, go, my baby, just-a wrote me a letter

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