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

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I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself a Letter)
Composer
Joe Young
Lyricist
Fred E. Ahlert
Published
August 2, 1954
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August 2, 1954
Recording
1954
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Swing Easy! - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself a Letter)
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"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1954 Capitol album, Swing Easy!.

Along with Count Basie's Orchestra, Sinatra rerecorded this song under Reprise Records in his 1962 album, Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First.

History Edit

"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" was written with music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young in 1935. The song, since its initial writing in 1935, has become a popular standard in the Great American Songbook.

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Lyrics Edit

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, though I know it's not the same)
And (I'll) make believe (that) it came from you

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