Return to sender, return to sender I gave a letter to the post man, he put it his sack. Bright and early next morning, he brought my letter back. She wrote upon it:
Return to sender, address unknown. No such number, no such zone. We had a quarrel, a lovers' spat, I'd write "I'm sorry" but my letter keeps coming back.
So when I dropped it in the mailbox, I sent it "Special D" Bright and early next morning, it came right back to me. She wrote upon it:
Return to sender, address unknown. No such person, no such zone.
This time I'm gonna take it myself And put it right in her hand And if it comes back the very next day Then I'll understand. The writing on it: Return to sender, address unknown. No such number, no such zone. Return to sender, return to sender.
Written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. Elvis recorded (C) March 1962
It is featured in Elvis's 1962 film Girls! Girls! Girls! It sold over a million copies and reached #2 on Billboards Hot 100 chart and stayed on the chart for 16 weeks. It was #2 for 5 straight weeks. It peaked at #5 on the rhythm & blues chart and had a 12-week stay on the chart. In England, it was #1 for three weeks; the first #1 single in England to feature a saxophone, which is played by Boots Randolph. It was the A-side to Where Do You Come From. It is available on Elvis, Elvis: Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Girls! Girls! Girls!,