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I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

    (Young, Ahlert)

Transcribed from Fats Waller and His Rhythm, vocals by Fats Waller; recorded 11/7/34;
From An Introduction to Fats Waller: His Best Recordings 1928 - 1942; Best of Jazz, 4006.
Photograph of Fats Waller by Michael Lipskin.

I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter,
And make believe it came from you,
I'm gonna right words oh, so sweet,
They're gonna knock me off my feet,
A lot of 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!

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!



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Published 10/9/99.



 

Fats Waller Resources:


Cover of Maurice Waller's biography of his father, Fats Waller.Fats Waller, excellent autobiograhy by son Maurice Waller.

Cover of Thomas "Fats" Waller: The Great Solos, 1929-1941You can find transcriptions of what Fats Waller actually played in Thomas "Fats" Waller: The Great Solos, 1929-1941, transcribed by Paul Posnak.

Look for Fats Waller sheet music, at sheetmusicplus, below:



 


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