Take A Letter, Maria

Lyrics: R B Greaves
Music: R B Greaves

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

Chorus
So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife
Say I won't be coming home, gonna start a new life
Take a letter Maria, address it to my wife
Send a copy to my lawyer, 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
I never really noticed how sweet you are to me
It just so happens I'm free tonight
Would you like to have dinner with me

[chorus]
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
      1975 Oh, What A Might Time
      1975 Live On Stage


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