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Sylvia's Mother Lyrics

Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's busy
too busy to come to the phone
Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's tryin'
to start a new life of her own
Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's happy
so why don't you leave her alone
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 packin'
she's gonna be leavin' today
Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's marryin'
a fella down Galveston way
Sylvia's mother says please don't say nothin'
to make her start cryin' and stay
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 hurryin'
she's catchin' the nine o'clock train
Sylvia's mother says take your umbrella
cause Sylvie, it's startin' to rain
And Sylvia's mother says thank you for callin'
and sir won't you call back again?
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

Tell her goodbye...
Please... tell her goodbye..

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Songwriter(s): Shel Silverstein
Copyright: Evil Eye Music Inc.
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Meaning to "Sylvia's Mother" (1 meaning)
Angel of Faith 03/19/11,23:03
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I relate this to me leaving as a heart brokn teenageer fr home. I alwayss loved it still makes me cry but a good song.
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