The Letter Writing Song
Lyrics by Suzy Red, To the Tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It"

When your friend needs advice On what to do,
When your friend needs advice
On what to do,
Write a letter to your friend,
So his troubles soon will end.
Then your friend
W
ill feel much better.
So will you.

The date is on
The top right line, for sure.
The date is on
The top right line, for sure.
It will mark your writing time,
Keeping history in line.
He'll remember
When you helped him get a cure.

Your address snuggles
On the top left line.
Your address snuggles
On the top left line.
Then your friend can answer back And can keep the mail on track.
And his answer won't get lost.
Won't that be fine?

Salutations greet your friend
By his first name.
Salutations greets your friend
By his first name.
A formal greeting might say Dear___,
You put it right up here.
Spell his name just right
So you won't be to blame!

The body of the letter
S
tarts with praise.
The body of the letter
Starts with praise.
A compliment or smile
Will last a long, long while,
And he'll be eager for your
Ways to fix his days.

Each point
Should have its own paragraph.
Each point
Should have its own paragraph.
Each point needs reasons, too.
They make writing clear for you.
So your friend will understand
And maybe laugh.

The complimentary close and signature,
The complimentary close and signature,
Is its end with something good.
Your name looks like it should.
He'll write back and thank you lots,
That's for sure.

Inspired by Help Me, Mr. Mutt! by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
from Gifts and Givers, © Suzy Red, April, 2009, Lockhart, TX