The Letter The Box Tops Acoustic Cover w/ Bluesharp by Chips Moman

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(c)1967 written by Wayne Carson Thompson This song is about a guy who gets a letter from his former love telling him that she wants him back, and the guy wants to fly out and see her immediately. The Nashville songwriter Wayne Carson Thompson wrote the song after his father gave him the line "Give me a ticket for an aeroplane." Thompson gave this to The Box Tops on the recommendation of his friend, Chips Moman, who ran ARS Studios and liked the sound of an unnamed band headed by then-16-year-old Alex Chilton, who auditioned for him in 1967. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane, ain't got time to take a fast train. Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home, 'cause 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,´cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter. Well, she wrote me a letter said she couldn't live without me no mo'. Listen mister can't you see I got to get back to my baby once a-mo'--anyway... Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane, ain't got time to take a fast train. Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,'cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter. [harmonica break] anyway [dacapo] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ harmonica key of A

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Artist: Chips Moman
Video title: The Letter The Box Tops Acoustic Cover w/ Bluesharp
Category: Rock & Heavy Metal


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