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Telephone Man
Meri Wilson Lyrics


I went to my apartment on a Monday at one
A-singin' do lolly, lolly shicky bum, shicky bum
Started movin' in it on a Tuesday at two
A-singin' do lolly, lolly shicky do, shicky do

Wednesday at three I called the phone company, singin':
"Hey baby, put a phone in for me"
Thursday at four he came a-knockin' at my door, singin':

"Hey, baby, I'm your telephone man
You just show me where you want it and I'll put it where I can
I can put it in the bedroom, I can put it in the hall
I can put it in the bathroom, I can hang it on the wall

You can have it with a buzz, you can have it with a ring
And if you really want it you can have a ding-a-ling
Because-a hey baby, I'm your telephone man"

Can you believe that? And then he says:
"Now when other fellas call ya tell 'em how it all began"
Well... can you imagine?
My heart began a-thumpin' and my mind began to fly

And I knew I wasn't dealin' with no ordinary guy
So while he was a-talking I was thinkin' up my plan
Then my fingers did the walkin' on the telephone man

Singin' hey lolly, lolly
Hey lolly, lolly
Hey lolly, lolly
Get it any way you can
Right? Ha ha ha, so...

I got it in the bedroom, and I got it in the hall
And I got it in the bathroom, and he hung it on the wall
I got it with a buzz, and I got it with a ring
And when he told me what my number was I got a ding-a-ling

A-singin' hey lolly, lolly
Hey lolly, lolly
Hey lolly, lolly
Just-a doin' my thing

Ha, ha... I've never done anything like this before!

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Bk Fleming

As a former telephone man I can say there is more truth in this song than most people will admit. Wild times in the 70s.

Diane

Wild times carried on as I can vouch for a certain sky engineer ;)

Jesse Swan

My dad was a telephone man in that era. I sent him this song and asked him if he was familiar with it. He said: “in the 70’s, being a telephone installer was the best job in the word.”

Skittish Trout

I believe that

tammi mccormick

I actually wondered . I am so glad my husband was not a telephone man lol .

Valerie Hutton

I have absolutely no idea why this song popped into my head head tonight, but I decided to look it up, and it’s still as funny as I remember! Glad I found it! 😁

C Arch

Same happened to me, but it was only the hey lolly lolly part! It drove me nuts till I found it.

John Dobb

This song along with "afternoon delight" by the Starland vocal band are 2 of the most double entendre songs ever recorded 😉

sharon Lee

@John Dobb So true-Ive been saying this for years.

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@Reels of Fortune Slots Play And Get Down On It!

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