Wait A Minute Mr Postman

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: HOLD/PAUSE/STOP/WAIT

Post, Postbox, Post Box, Mailbox, Mail

I always love it when the first song I think of is a sensation. As soon as I saw Jim’s theme for this week, my mind said “Wait a minute Mr Postman“. I love receiving handwritten letters. They are a rare treat nowadays, but I still send a lot of handwritten letters myself.

But this post is not about letter writing it is about marvellous music. How marvellous were The Marvelettes? I know other artists have recorded this song, but I still come back to this track.

I am sure there will be some great songs featured in this week’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. Looking forward to seeing what you have chosen!

(Wait) Oh yes, wait a minute, Mr. Postman
(Wait) Wai-hey-hey-hey-it, Mr. Postman

(Please, Mr. Postman, look and see) Whoa yeah
(Is there a letter in your bag for me?) Please, please, Mr. Po-oh-ostman
(‘Cause it’s been a mighty long time) Whoa yeah
(Since I heard from this boyfriend of mine)

There must be some word today
From my boyfriend so far away
Please, Mr. Postman, look and see
Is there a letter, a letter for me?
I’ve been standin’ here waitin’, Mr. Postman
So so patiently
For just a card or just a letter
Sayin’ he’s returnin’ home to me

Please, Mr. Postman
(Please, Mr. Postman, look and see) Whoa yeah
(Is there a letter in your bag for me?) Please, please, Mr. Po-oh-oh-ostman
(‘Cause it’s been a mighty long time) Whoa yeah
(Since I heard from this boyfriend of mine)

So many days, you’ve passed me by
You saw the tears standin’ in my eye
You wouldn’t stop to make me feel better
By leavin’ me a card or a letter

Please, Mr. Postman, look and see
Is there a letter, oh yeah, in your bag for me?
You know it’s been so long
Yeah, since I heard from this boyfriend of mine

You better wait a minute, wait a minute
(Wait a minute, Mr. Postman)
Whoa, you better wait a minute
Please, please, Mr. Postman (Wait a minute, Mr. Postman)
Please check and see
Just one more time for me

You gotta wait a minute (wait), wait a minute (Wait a minute, Mr. Postman)
Oh you better wait a minute, wait a minute
Please, Mr. Po-ostman (Wait a minute, Mr. Postman)
Don’t pass me by, you see the tears in my eyes

You better wait (Wait)
Wait a minute (Wait a minute, Mr. Postman)
Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute
(Wait, wait a minute, Mr. Postman)
Please Mr. Postman

Written by: Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland and Robert Bateman

22 thoughts on “Wait A Minute Mr Postman”

  1. This song was popular here when I was a preteen (1988). I didn’t appreciate it in all its cheesy 80s pop tune glory until recently. It’s a nice song. (They were a one-hit wonder as artists, but this husband-and-wife duo were also known as background musicians and composers. They wrote I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston, another of my favorite cheesy pop songs from that same time period.)

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    1. Greg, I love cheesy pop songs. I love this one by Boy Meets Girl, and Witney’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody is an all time favourite. It will instantly get me onto the dance floor!

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