Who Sang Take a Letter Maria? New Riders of the Purple Sage

Release information
Release Date: 1975
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Lyrics
Last night as I came home about a half past ten
There was the woman I thought I knew in the arms of another man.

I kept my cool, I ain't no fool, let me tell you what happened then
I packed some things and I walked out and I ain't going back again.

You've been lots of things but most of all a good secretary to me
And it's times like this I feel you've always been close to me
I've been working alone every night to try to make a good life
But all work and no play has just cost me a wife.

So take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife
Say I won't be coming home, I'm gonna start a new life
Yeah, take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife
Send a copy to my lawyer, I gotta start a new life.

When a man loves a woman, it's hard to understand
That she would find more pleasure in the arms of another man.

So take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife
Say I won't be coming home, I'm gonna start a new life
Take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife
Send a copy to my lawyer, I gotta start a new life.

Tracklist
  • 1 Mighty Time
  • 2 I Heard You've Been Laying My Old Lady
  • 3 Strangers on a Train
  • 4 Up Against the Wall Redneck
  • 5 Take a Letter Maria
  • 6 On Top of Old Smokey
  • 7 Over and Over
  • 8 La Bamba
  • 9 Going Round the Horn
  • 10 Farewell Angelina

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin