About The Song
– Gerri Granger recorded an answer song “Don’t Want Your Letters” with the same tune from the girl’s point of view.
– The US postal zones were used before the current US ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes.
– The song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, and was the UK Christmas number one of 1962.
– This single was certified “Platinum” by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales over one million units in the USA.
– When the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring Elvis Presley (on the 8th of January 1993), many stamp collectors would put those stamps on envelopes and send them to a fictitious addresses in hope of receiving them back with a marking “Return to sender”.
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Return to senderReturn to senderI gave a letter to the postmanHe put it in his sack Bright early next morning He brought my letter backReturn to sender, address unknownNo such number, no such zone We had a quarrel, a lover’s spat I write I’m sorry, but my letter keeps coming backSo then I dropped it in the mailboxAnd sent it special D Bright and early next morning It came right back to meReturn to sender, address unknownNo such person, no such zoneThis time I’m gonna take it myself and put it right in her handAnd if it comes back the very next day then I’ll understandReturn to sender, address unknownNo such number, no such zoneReturn to senderReturn to sender Return to sender Return to sender…