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Sylvia's Mother

Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show

1972

jaar
Top 40

3

piekpositie
Top 40

11

weken
Top 40

287

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Top 40

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Trivia

Wist je dat? Bon Jovi coverde het nummer voor de live-dvd This Left Feels Right Live (2004). De Britse band The Men They Couldn't Hang schreef een vervolg op Sylvia's Mother, getiteld Mrs. Avery. Dit nummer verscheen in 2009 op het album Devil On The Wind.
Artiest

Dr. Hook

A-kant Titel

Sylvia's Mother

A-kant Lengte

3:31

A-kant Componist(en)

S. Silverstein

A-kant Producer(s)

Ron Haffkine

B-kant titel

Makin' It Natural

B-kant lengte

2:50

B-kant componist(en)

S. Silverstein, J. Comanor

B-kant producer(s)

Ron Haffkine

Platenlabel

CBS

Catalogusnr

CBS 7929

Hoogste positie UK

2

Hoogste positie US

5

Album

Doctor Hook

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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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