So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife Send a copy to my lawyer, gotta start a new lifeWriter/s: R. B. GREAVES Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind. More songs with girls' names in the title. More songs about marital problems or divorce. Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 12th 1969, "Take A Letter Maria" by . It reached on Billboard's R&B Singles chart and on the Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
Take a Letter, Maria' was just a fluke. We all thought it was good when we cut it, but we didn't think it was anything all that special. And here it becomes a hi. The . Greaves album was produced by Ahmet Ertegun, who by 1969 was running Atlantic Records. David Hood told us about working with Ertegun at these sessions: "He was a tremendous recognizer of talent and of songs. He knew music and musicians about as well as anybody on earth, but he was very hands off.
Take a Letter Maria" is a song written and recorded by R. Greaves, an American soul singer. The song has a Latin music flavor, complete with a mariachi-style horn section, featuring trumpets. It tells of a man who has learned of his wife's infidelity the night before, and dictates a letter of separation to Maria, his secretary. Take a Letter Maria" has had two charted cover versions by country music singers The New Riders of the Purple Sage included a cover of the song on their 1975 album Oh, What a Mighty Time. The song was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio on August 19, 1969, using the house studio musicians. These include Donna Jean Thatcher, vocals (later Donna Jean Godchaux of the Grateful Dead), Roger Hawkins, drums, Barry Beckett, electric piano, Eddie Hinton and Jimmy Johnson, guitars, David Hood, bass, and Mel Lastie, trumpet.
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B. Greaves-Take A Letter Maria guitar tab, guitar tabs, bass tabs, chords and guitar pro tabs. A Let me tell you what happened then. D I packed some clothes and I walked out. A And I ain't going back again G C So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife H D A O Say I won't be coming home, gonna start a new life. R G U So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife S D A Send a copy to my lawyer, gotta start a new life. D You've been many things but most of all. A A good secretary to me.
Produced by Ahmet Ertegun and Marlin Greene Horn arrangement by Arif Mardin A-side recorded on August 19, 1969, Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama.