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Lyrics by: Shel Silverstein
# Debut Chart
5 Apr '72 Hot 100

Lyrics

Sylvia's mother says, Sylvia's busy Too busy to come to the phone Sylvia's mother says, Sylvia's trying To start a new life of her own Sylvia's mother says, Sylvia's happy So why don't you leave her alone


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(CHORUS) And the operator says Forty cents more for The next three minutes Please, Mrs. Avery I just gotta talk to her I'll only keep her a while Please, Mrs. Avery I just wanna tell her goodbye Sylvia's mother says, Sylvia's packing She's gonna be leaving today Sylvia's mother says, Sylvia's Marrying a fella down Galveston way Sylvia's mother says Please don't say nothing To make her start crying and stay (CHORUS) Sylvia's mother says, Sylvia's hurrying She's catchin the nine o'clock train Sylvia's mother says, take your umbrella Cause Sylvie, it's starting to rain And Sylvia's mother says Thank you for calling and Sir, won't you call back again (CHORUS) Tell her goodbye Please, tell her goodbye

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