Sylvia's Mother
Bobby Bare 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, now why don't you leave her alone?"

Chorus:
And the operator says, "Forty cents more
For the nest three minutes."
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just gotta talk to her
I'll only keep her a while
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her goodbye, goodbye.
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell.

Sylvia's mother says,
"Sylvia's packin', shes gonna be leavin' today."
Sylvia's mother says,
"Sylvia's marryin', a fellow down Galveston way."
Sylvia's mother says
"Please don't say nothin' to make her start cryin' and stay."

Chorus:
And the operator says, "Forty cents more
For the nest three minutes."
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just gotta talk to her
I'll only keep her a while
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her goodbye, goodbye.
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell.

Sylvia's mother says,
"Sylvia's hurryin', she's catchin' the nine o'clock plane."
Sylvia's mother says,
"Take your umbrella, 'cause sylvia it's startin' to rain."
Sylvia's mother says,
"Thank you for callin' and sir, won't you call back again?"

Chorus:
And the operator says, "Forty cents more
For the nest three minutes."
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just gotta talk to her
I'll only keep her a while
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her goodbye, goodbye.
Please, Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell...

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: SHEL SILVERSTEIN

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Comments from YouTube:

Richard Mondak

Shel Silverstein and Bobby Bare... a GREAT combination!

Parker McCollum🔹

Thanks Richard God bless

mrblowhard2u

Truly Bobby Bare is one of my favorite country singers after Johnny Cash but, I still favor Dr. Hook's version of this song, which I think, tell's the true feelings of this song. Don't hate me people, Bobby still rocks.

Parker McCollum🔹

Thanks blow

Capergirl49

Love everything Bobby sings, a great style of C&W music.

Gerard Larkin Haverstock

One of the greatest singers of the twenty century and a great American.

John Smith

The best version ever this man is a true legend and a real icon of country music 👌

steve fo

I always liked Dr Hook's version, ' cause I just did not know Bobby's version and honestly, this is fab, thanks Bobby ! and thanks Wilburscott for posting ! it's now one of my all time COUNTRY favs.

mander1295

There were several of Bobby Bare's songs that I loved and this is right up near the top of the list. This was back in the day when singers were known by their songs (like the quality of their voice and what the lyrics said) not how sexy their latest video is or how raunchy they could make the lyrics. The lyrics of some of the songs today sort of make me sick to my stomach. I miss the days when I heard a lot of good music on the radio, not just when I played my private collection......

JT422B

this has always been a tough song to listen to but always been a good song

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