Hey Western Union Man
Jerry Butler Lyrics


Oh, western union man send a telegram to my baby
Send a telegram, send a telegram, oh
Send a telegram to my baby
This is what I want you to say

I want you to tell her that I'm all alone
I tried to call her on the phone
Tell her I'm in misery and think she's avoiding me
And if the telegram don't do
Send a box of candy too and maybe some flowers

Tell her that I miss her for hours and hours
Send a telegram, send a telegram
Hurry up, send a telegram, man, to my baby
Do you hear what I say

Oh, western union man, send a telegram
Oh, send a telegram to my baby
Western union man, hey, send a telegram, oh
Send a telegram, send a telegram, oh
Send a telegram, man, to my baby
This is what I want you to do

Listen, tell me, have you got a boy you can send
This is what I want him to do
Put him on his bike right away
See if he can get my message through
Maybe tomorrow but mail it right away

I want the girl to know that I missed her
Something like yesterday
Send a telegram, send a telegram, oh
Send a telegram, man, to my baby
Do you hear what I say

Oh western union man why don't you send a telegram
Well send a telegram to my baby
Western union man, send a telegram
Oh send a, send a telegram, send it
Send it, send it, send it, right on to my baby
Do you hear what I say

Hey western union man, send a telegram, oh
Send a telegram to my baby, hey

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon

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Comments from YouTube:

Bartley Walton

One of my personal favorites from the Ice Man after more 50 years the record still cooks

Greer V. Cooper

Right!?

Bill Davison

There is such an incredible energy in this song! Such an awesome memory of the late 1960's! It's hard to find much soul any deeper than this is! Love it!

Ms. SDS

Lord, I grew up on this, remember when they had the record players, my parents had the stereo with those large speakers built in it, with cloth covering them on each side of the stereo, and this thing had mad bass to it and it took up one whole side of our wall, it played 45's and 33's, God I miss those days!!! Motown I will forever love!!

Ms. SDS

@Clyde Gilliam amen!! Some of This stuff out here now is not real music, I'm saying to myself, "how did they get famous?" I guess it's who you know rather than if you have TALENT, smh.

Clyde Gilliam

MOTOWN, WE NEED TO RE-RESTART IT ALL OVER AGAIN. WE NEED REAL MUSIC!!!!!

Adrienne Robinson

Truth INDEED AMEN

Syretha Richardson

I want the girl to know that I missed her..something like yesterday”. Too smooth

Antonio Samuels

@SYRETHA RICHARDSON YES INDEED I NEVEREVER HEARED A MAN SAY THAT TO A WOMAN TIL I HEAR JERRY BUTLER SAY IT I WANT THE GIRL TO KNOW I MISSED HER SOMETHEN LIKE YESTERDAY NOW THAT IS SOME SMOOTH

jack guinn

Such a great theme to this song. Going to have to explain this one to the kids one day. "what's a telegram dad?"

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