In memory of R.B. Greaves, who recently passed away from cancer, this post features his biggest hit, "Take A Letter, Maria." It reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts in 1969.
Greaves penned the song about a man sending a letter to his unfaithful wife after he walks in on her "in the arms of another man."
The narrator, after packing his bags and leaving the house, dictates a letter to his secretary, which is repeated in the song's chorus:
I think the song takes a cute twist at the end when he turns his attention to Maria: