Track Title: Take A Letter, Maria
Album Title: Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: Vol 7, 1967-1969
Prime Artist: R.B. Greaves (Robert Bertram Aloysius G. III)
Producer: Ahmet Ertegun
Written by: R.B. Greaves (Robert Bertram Aloysius G. III)
As I got home last evening
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 clothes and I walked out
And I ain't going back again.
So take a letter, Maria
Address it to my wife
Say I won't be coming home
Gotta start a new life.
You've been many things but most of all
A good secretary to me
And at times like this I feel
You've always been close to me.
Was I wrong to work nights
To try to build a good life?
All work and no play
Has just cost me a wife.
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?