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Asleep at The Wheel performs "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read"Live Video.

Asleep at The Wheel performs "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read"Live Video.

"The Letter That Johnny Walker Read" is a song written and recorded by the American country music band Asleep at the Wheel. It was released in August 1975 as the lead single from their album Texas Gold. The song's title is a reference to the Johnnie Walker "Red Label" Scotch whisky. It was their highest charting single, reaching #10 on the Hot Country Singles charts in 1975.It was featured on the Country radio station K-Rose in the 2004 cross-platform video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Asleep at the Wheel Letter That Johnny Walker Read Lyrics

Johnny Walker sat

At a table in a bar

Minding his own affairs

 

Drinking his namesake

Over the rocks

He was drunk

Too drunk to care

 

When a girl in the bar

Walked up beside him

And this is what she said

 

She said, a woman came by

With a letter for you

And this is what the letter said

 

[Chorus]

Dear, John, please, Johnny

Please come home

I need your love and

The kids, they gotta be fed

And John, if you don't

Hurry back, I'll be gone

Yes, that's what the letter said

The letter that Johnny Walker read

 

Then John

He got up from the table

Slowly, he walked outside

 

He was thinking of his wife

And little children at home

And how his drinking

Had ruined their lives

 

Then John, he stared off

Into that street light

And a vision filled his

Poor, poor heart with dread

 

For it was him lying drunk

There in that gutter

Clutching in his hand

The letter that Johnny Walker read

And this is what it said


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