Letters to Editors concerning the Truth
behind the Song
"By the Time I get to Phoenix"

From you, Jimmy Webb,
the well-known composer and songwriter that you are,
all I need and want--nothing more and nothing less--
is a confession of the truth of how and when you acquired my song,
By The Time I Get To Phoenix, along with an apology to both my deceased mother
and myself, to be published in at least the following newspapers: 
The New York Times, The London Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle,
lest I continue to expose you for the fraud that you are.

Roger Arthur Smith
(The Idaho Kid)

A Letter to Sacramento Public Radio

Letter to Jimmy Webb | 07/19/10

Letter to The Editor of The Oakland Tribune | Walnut Creek, ca 94596 | 08/14/10

Letter to The Editor of The San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco , ca 94103 | 08/22/10

Letter to The Editor of The Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles , ca 90012 | 08/23/10

Letter to The Editor of The Salinas Californian | Salinas, ca 93912 | 08/24/10

Letter to The Editor of The Arizona Fepublic | Phoenix, az 85001 | 08/25/10

Letter to The Editor of The Sacramento Bee | Sacramento, ca 95816 | 08/27/10

Letter to The Editor of The New York Times | New York, ny 10018 | 08/28/10

Letter to The Editor of The Albuquerque Journal | Albuquerque, nm 87109 | 08/29/10

Letter to The Editor of The Chicago Tribune | Chicago, il 60611 | 09/03/10

Letter to The Editor of The Wasington Post | Washington, d.c., 20071 | 09/04/10

Letter to The Editor of The London Times| London, England, e98 1xy | 09/17/10

Letter to The Editor of The Tennesseean | Nashville, tn 37203 | updated 09/18/10

These are PDF files of the signed original letters.