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

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

New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
     18 Mar 1973 Felt Forum, NYC
      1975 Oh, What A Might Time
      1975 Live On Stage

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