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I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER (Joe Young / Fred E. Alhert) Fats Waller & His Rhythm - 1935 Slim Green - 1935 The Boswell Sisters - 1936 Ted Fio Rito & His Orch. - 1936 Johnny Mercer (with Paul Weston's Orch.) - 1943 Charlie Gracie - 1951 Eddie Arnold - 1953 Connee Boswell - 1953 Frank Sinatra - 1954 Eddie Condon - 1956 Johnny Hodges - 1956 Don Cherry (with Ray Conniff's Orch.) - 1956 Preacher Rollo & The Saints - 1956 Bing Crosby (with Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band) - 1957 Billy Williams Quartet - 1957 Francis Faye - 1957 Ella Mae Morse (with Billy May's Orch.) - 1957 Bill Haley & His Comets - 1957 Barry Frank - 1957 Scatman Crothers - 1957 Julian Gould - 1957 The Tunettes - 1957 Billy Eckstine - 1958 Keely Smith - 1959 Lorez Alexandria - 1959 Fabian - 1960 Jackie Gleason - 1961 Tommy Bruce - 1961 Gary Miller - 1961 Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - 1962 Bobby Vee & The Ventures - 1963 Nat "King" Cole - 1964 Lee Dorsey - 1968 Neville Dickie - 1970 Peter Dean - 1972 Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - 1972 Cleo Laine - 1973 Kay Starr - 1975 Jane Harvey - 1976 Maxine Sullivan - 1978 Joe Turner - 1979 George Melly - 1979 Pat Flowers - 1979 Martha Miyake - 1979 Lena Horne - 1981 Willie Nelson - 1981 Shakin' Stevens - 1981 Jonathan and Darlene Edwards - 1982 Bob Pilsbury & Friends - 1982 Teresa Brewer - 1983 Rebecca Kilgore - 1995 Madeleine Peyroux - 1996 David Holladay - 1998 The Polyjesters - 1999 Danny Aiello - 2004 Anne Murray - 2004 Laura Welland - 2004 Paul McCartney - 2012 Also recorded by: Sarah Vaughan; Barry Manilow; Dean Martin; Nina Simone; Ruby Braff; Ralph Sutton; George Benson; Gregory Isaacs; Spanky Wilson; Linda Scott; Jim Kweskin; Ella Fitzgerald; ....... and many others. I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter And make believe it came from you I'm gonna write words, oh, so sweet They're gonna knock me off my feet A lotta kisses on the bottom I'll be glad I got 'em I'm gonna smile and say "I hope you're feeling better" And close "with love" the way you do I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter And make believe it came from you (Instrumental Break) Gonna smile and say "I hope you're feeling better" And close "with love" the way you do I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter And make believe, make believe, make believe it came from you (Contributed by Carlene - May 2004) ******************** As recorded by THE BOSWELL SISTERS: Mailman passes by and I just wonder why He never stops to ring my front door bell There's not a single line from that old love of mine Not a word since one has heard "Farewell" That's the reason why......... I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter Make believe it came from you, oh-ooh I'm gonna write words, oh, so sweet They're gonna knock me off my feet A lotta kisses on the bottom I'll be awful glad I got 'em I'm gonna smile and say "I hope you're feelin' better" Close "with love" the way you used to do, oh-ooh I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter Make believe, make believe, make believe the letter came from you I'm gonna sit right down, write myself a letter, oh-ooh And make believe it came from you I'm gonna write words so sweet They're gonna knock me off my feet A lotta kisses on the bottom I'll be glad that I got 'em I'm gonna smile and say "I hope you're feelin' better" And close "with love" the way you do I'm gonna sit right down, write myself a letter, oh-oh-ooh And make believe it came from you, just you, oh-ooh Gonna write "I love you, Honey, 'deed I do" And make believe it came from you I'm tired of waitin', oh, I'm so blue Thinkin' of you all day through I'm gonna say those sweet things that I love to hear I'll live in a dream and just pretend you're near I'm gonna sit right down, write myself a letter I'm gonna fool myself when I make myself Believe the letter came from you Make believe it came from you (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2013) ********** I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER (note to Kylie - this could be added to existing entry) as recorded by The Boswell Sisters January 6th 1936 New York Mail man passes by, And I just wonder why He never stops to ring my front door bell, (scat) There's not a single line >From that old love of mine, Not a word since I last heard "farewell!". That's the reason that I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter, Make believe it came from you, oh-oh! I'm gonna write words oh, so sweet, They're gonna knock me off my feet. A lot o' kisses on the bottom, I'll be oh so glad I got 'em! I'm gonna smile and say "I hope you're feelin' better!", Close with love the way you used to do, oh-oh! I'm gonna sit right down, write myself a letter, Make believe, Make believe, Make believe the letter came from you! I'm gonna sit right down, write myself a letter, oh-oh, And make believe it came from you. I'm gonna write words so sweet, They're gonna knock me off my feet. A lot o' kisses on the bottom, I'll be glad that I got 'em! I'm gonna smile and say "I hope you feelin' better!", And close with love the way you do. I'm gonna sit right down, write myself a letter, woe-oh-oh, And make believe it came from you, just you, oh-oh! Gonna write "I love you, honey 'deed I do!", And make believe it came from you! I'm tired of waitin' 'cause i'm so blue, Thinkin' of you, All day through! I'm gonna say those sweet things that I love to hear, I live in a dream and just pretend you're near! I'm gonna sit right down, write myself a letter, I'm gonna fool myself When I make myself Believe the letter came from you, That the letter came from you! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - February 2015)

    


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