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                      Song: THE LETTER 
                      By: Joe Cocker 
                      Tabbed by: Mike

[Intro:] 
Am F (4 times) 
 
[Verse 1]
Am                         F 
   Give me a ticket for an airplane                                     
Am                             F                                       
   I ain't got time to take no fast train                               
Am             G             F                                                
Oh, the lonely days are gone                                             
                  E7                                                    
I'll be right home 
My baby she wrote me a letter 
Am - C - D - C - D -C (2 times)            

[Verse 2]
Am                               F 
   I don't care how much money I got to spend 
Am                     F 
   I won't find my way home again 
Am             G             F 
Oh, the lonely days are gone 
                  E7 
I'll be right home 
My baby she wrote me a letter 
Am - C - D - C - D -  G          G7 
Said she couldn't live with out me no more 
C            G      F               C 
Listen to me mister don't you ever see 
G 
My baby once more 
E7 
Anyway 
 
[Verse 3]
Am                         F 
   Give me a ticket for an airplane 
Am                             F 
   I ain't got time to take no fast train 
Am             G             F 
Oh, the lonely days are gone 
                 E7 
I'll be back home 
My baby she wrote me a letter 
Am - C - D - C - D -C (2 times) 
 
[Solo]
(Chords from verse 3 twice) 
 
Repeat Chorus 
 
Repeat Verse 3 
 
Am        F 
  My baby wrote me a letter 
  (Play 4 times) 
 
Ends with 
Am - C - D - C - D - C (3 times) 
 
Am - Am - Am 
 
Enjoy!
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brek 10 Jul 10, 2007 12:04 AM

You're verse is messed up:

Am F Am D

Am G [F#/D] F

E7.......

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chuck_in_fc 10 Jul 12, 2014 05:12 PM

Mike, this is pretty close, and thanks for putting it up. My upgrade is instead of playing F chord on the second line of verses (e.g. "fast train," play D7 instead (so also over "home again").

Then you missed the first line of the bridge so you have:
I'll be right home, My baby she wrote me a letter...then you go right into "said she couldn't live, etc." Just need to insert the first line of the bridge:
C G F C G
Well, she wrote me a letter, said she couldn't live without me no more,
C G F C G E7
Listen Mr. can't you see I got to get back to my baby once more anyway

Give it a try and see what you think. Wonderful old song...I always loved the Joe Cocker/Leon Russell version from Mad Dogs & Englishmen better than the original Box Tops recording. I actually used to be a DJ...and it was a common joke if were running long in the hour and you had to run a very short song to get you to the newsbreak/station ID at the top of the hour you always played the Box Tops single - it was less than 2 minutes! :-) The Joe/Leon chord sequence you have (Am - C - D - C - D -C (2 times) is dead-on, so thanks for doing the song!!

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