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Jean Murray: Music

Why Don't You Write A Letter Home

(Vocalist: Bill Reed; Piano, Genie Loser)
Words and Music by Wm. Windom and Gussie Davis
Jack Hines, author and miner, sang this 1898 song at Tex Rickard's Northern Saloon in Nome the summer of 1900. "The post office had an increase of letters going out the next day,” Hines wrote in Minstrel of the Yukon.