Whoever Finds This I Love You
Mac Davis Lyrics

On a quiet street
In the city
A littleold man walked along
Shufflin' thru the autumn afternoon
And the autumn leaves reminded him
Another summer's come and gone
He had a lonely night ahead
Waitin' for June

Then among the leaves
Near the orphan's home
A piece of paper caught his eye
And he stooped to pick it up with trembling hands
As he read the childish writing
The old man began to cry
'Cause the words burned inside of him
Like a brand

Whoever finds this I love you
Whoever finds this I need you
I ain't even got no one to talk to
So whoever finds this I love you

The old man's eyes searched the orphan's home
And came to rest upon a child
With her nose pressed up against the window pane
And the old man knew he'd found a friend at last
So he waved at her and smiled
And they both knew they'd spend the winter laughing at the rain

And they did spend the winter laughing at the rain
Talkin' thru the trees and exchanging little gifts
They'd made for each other
The old man would carve toys for the little girl
And she would draw picture for him of beautiful ladies
Surrounded by green trees and sunshine
And they laughed a lot
But then on the first day of June
The little girl ran to the fence to show
The old man a picture she had drawn
But he wasn't there
And somehow the little girl knew he wasn't coming back
So she went back to her little room
Took a crayon, piece of paper and wrote:

Whoever finds this I love you
Whoever finds this I need you
I ain't even got no one to talk to
So whoever finds this I love you

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MAC DAVIS

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BJ Haussler

I lived in a children's Home for several years in the early 60's and this was almost my own story since I wrote notes and dropped them around for people to find....saying the exact thing. Then when Mac Davis, a very favorite of mine, came out with this song, I secretly believe it was for me. Either way, it was a good part of my life doing it.☺


I am BJ too.... Much love....I SEE YOU!!!!

Blessed Trinity

Nice story

Melinda Carris


Lorrie Bennett

God Bless You!

Emily Grace



I'm surprised that this song was never a huge hit. The words are so sweet and tender and although it is a difficult song to sing, Mack certainly did a masterful job with the unequalled resonance and tonal quality of his voice. One of my all-time favs!

David Kemery

I don't know if it ever was released as a single .

Jimmy Anderson

Hard to listen to this without tears. Mac Davis was the king of writers and he sang these songs he wrote with such conviction. Thanks Mac, you're the best.

Grace is Amazing!

Mac was the king of songwriters.

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