Why Don't You Write Me


written by Paul Simon
performed by Simon & Garfunkel
from "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Transcribed by Rudi Riet.

(tune down 1/2 step)


E
Why don't you write me,

      
I'm out in the jungle,

    F#                      
I'm hungry to hear you.

B7 
Send me a card,

     
I am waiting so hard

      C#m     G#m  
To be near yo-ou.

E      A        
  (La, la, la)

              E
Why don't you write?

             
Something is wrong

                    F#7           
And I know I got to be there.

B7         
Maybe I'm lost,

       
But I can't make the cost

       C#m      G#m E
Of the airfare, ooh

         A        
 Tell me why, why, why

        B            
Tell me why, why, why


E           
Why don't you write me,

    
A letter would brighten

   F#                     
My loneliest evening.

B7 
Mail it today

        
If it's only to say

            C#m         G#m  
That you're Ieaving me, oo

E      A       E   E7  
  (La, la, la)


A7                                
Monday morning, sitting in the sun

                                        
Hoping and wishing for the mail to come

E                          E7  
Tuesday, never got a word, mmm.

A7                                 
Wednesday, Thursday, ain't no sign,

                                 
Drank a half a bottle of iodine.

E 
Friday, woe is me

    E7                          A            
I'm gonna hang my body from the highest tree.


               E
 Why don't you write me?

               A
 Why don't you write me?

               E
 Why don't you write me?




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