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Letter From America - The Proclaimers

"Letter From America" is a song written and performed by Scottish band, The Proclaimers. It appears on their debut album, This Is the Story.

Lyrically, the song reflects Scotland's long history of emigration, with Scots leaving behind economic depression in their own nation to start new lives in America, Canada and Australia. There is also an allusion to the enforced emigrations of the Highland Clearances, when wealthy landowners forcibly evicted whole communities in order to turn their land over to the more profitable enterprise of raising sheep.

The song was later recorded in a fuller arrangement with producer Gerry Rafferty and became a hit in December 1987 reaching #3 on the UK singles chart.

The song is featured in the 1991 film The Commitments playing in the background at a wedding; it is cited as something approximating music after the music played by the trio performing at the wedding is criticised as "shite" by the character Jimmy Rabbitte.

Scroll and Sing:
When you go will you send back
A letter from America?
Take a look up the railtrack
From Miami to Canada
Broke off from my work the other day
I spent the evening thinking about
All the blood that flowed away
Across the ocean to the second chance
I wonder how it got on when it reached the promised land?

I've looked at the ocean
Tried hard to imagine
The way you felt the day you sailed
From wester Ross to Nova Scotia
We should have held you
We should have told you
But you know our sense of timing
We always wait too long
Lochaber no more
Sutherland no more
Lewis no more
Skye no more...... etc

I wonder my blood
Will you ever return
To help us kick the life back
To a dying mutual friend
Do we not love her?
Do we not say we love her?
Do we have to roam the world
To prove how much it hurts?
Bathgate no more
Linwood no more
Methil no more
Irvine no more.

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