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  • The Letter

    Sue Rogers posted on May 06, 2012 16:28

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    The song sheet is in the same key as the first video, except for the last chorus.

    "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.

    *****WORD/PDF REVISED/REFORMATTED January 28, 2018 - SR*****

    ~~~ChordPro Version UPDATED Feb 18, 2018 CEL~~~

    A video for this song:



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