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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
261 Writing A Letter To You Roy Fox ahb Art Young / Valentine w/m `31 London January 28, 1931 GB-2580-3 Dec F-2249  
Writing A Letter To You

Writing A Letter To You

(Art Young / Valentine)


Roy Fox and his Band

I bought a pencil
I bought a stamp
I got some writing paper
And I filled up a lamp
But for hours of trying to think of something new
Writing a letter to you

I nibbled the pencil
I looked at the stamp
I used a lot of paper
And I've emptied the lamp
Why, It's the hardest thing I've ever had to do
Writing a letter to you

I read the dictionary through
And I guess I had to throw it away
There's not a single word to express
All that I want to say

I lost the pencil
The stamp is torn
The paper's in the basket
And it's near to dawn
So I'm sending you a cable
'Cause I'm surely true
Writing a letter to you.