Sylvias mother song. Dr Hook

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sylvias mother song

This being the internet age, there is now a video up on YouTube that features not only the song, but also an interview with the real-life Mom and Sylvia, telling the story from their perspective: Last night, I mentioned that Shel had always seemed lonely on some unreachable level. The guy was in Mexico and he was a bullfighter and a painter. Adria, just want to tell her E Goodbye. Avery, I just wanna tell 'er 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, '40 cents more for the next 3 minutes' Please Mrs. Like most of the early songs recorded by Dr. There was a radio quiz in Liverpool and the question was: 'What was the name of the daughter in the song 'Sylvia's Mother'? We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards.

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Sylvia's Mother lyrics by Dr. Hook, 6 meanings, official 2020 song lyrics

sylvias mother song

I didn't know what her last name was but her daughter who was about 18 was named Sylvia. While she was trying to dry off a platoon of Marines came by and she ran off with them. At the time I thought that was like being a combination brain surgeon and encyclopedia salesman. Thirteen months later she returned home to mom, bedragled, skinny as a rail, and with her 11-month old quintuplets of two-Mexicans, two-whites, and a cute black baby. It had something to do with Sylvia being pregnant and the caller was the baby's father. Hook and the Medicine Show was a New Jersey bar band when they were discovered by Ron Haffkine, who had been looking for a band to give voice to Shel Silverstein's songs. Or, was sylvis within hearing range and the mother just trying to throw sylvia off? In the song, Sylvia's mother is Mrs.

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Sylvia's Mother by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

sylvias mother song

I couldn't have spoiled it with a sledge hammer. The same house where she had the telephone call with Shell Silverstein, probably even the same telephone number. I think I have a new way to waste ten or twelve hours this weekend. Ray sang a lot of the funnier songs that they did, and he was a cut-up on stage. And truthfully, don't we all have a lost love so that we can relate to this? Having said all that, remember poetic license, and the memory might have been screwy to begin with due to emotional condition of the recipient : If this song really means something special to you, describe your feelings and thoughts.

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DR. HOOK

sylvias mother song

Maybe not so hilarious to read about but it was to listen to at the time. Adria, I've just got to talk to her E A I'll only keep her a while D A Please Mrs. It was Locorriere, then 20 years old, who sang on this one, delivering the vocal with sincere sorrow. So most of my life I swore that song was writtten about her. When my boyfriend and I worked things out and I moved back to Maine where we lived from Texas where my parents lived, he and I joked about this song and its meaning to our relationship. Hook - Timeless Album Lyrics1.

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SYLVIA'S MOTHER Chords

sylvias mother song

I will write more in the future about Dennis Locorriere, because I think he is one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century and it's almost criminal that he is nearly forgotten today. . There are some wonderful videos of Dr. Years later I found out Sylvia later went over the wall one night and swam the moat around the convent. Sylvia's mother wants her to stay and be with caller but 4 whatever reasons can not talk to sylvia.

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Dr Hook

sylvias mother song

E A So why don't you leave her alone? The band had their fill of the song pretty quickly, especially as it was a satirical song that was being taken seriously. Just wanted to share a little anecdote. A E Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's packing, she's going to be leaving today. Silverstein was a popular author and songwriter, who wrote for both children and adults. Were they really trying to convey desperation or were they going for that over the top effect? It was a song, filled with pathos, that told the story of a rejected suitor calling, trying to reconnect with his lover before it's too late.

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DR. HOOK

sylvias mother song

As many successes as he had, it's possible he carried the same sort of internal sadness around with him. I used to get so many torments at school for instance, 'Sylvia's mother said Sylvia's wet the bed' it was crazy. Seeing this video, I feel even more compassionate toward Shel. They were all born on the 4th of July and knew how to count cadence before they could open those eyes. Song: 5 5 -5 5 -4 4 5 5 -5 5 -4 Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's busy 4 5 5 4 5 -5 6 -4 too busy to come to the phone -5 -5 5 -5 5 -4 -5 -5 5 -5 5 Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's tryin' -4 -5 -5 -5 6 6 -5 5 to start a new life of her own -6 -6 6 -6 6 -5 6 6 -5 6 -5 Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's happy 4 -4 -4 4 -6 6 -6 5 so why don't you leave her alone chorus 4 4 -4 4 -4 4 -4 -4 -4 4 -4 And the operator says Fourty cents more 4 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 for the next three minutes 5 -5 6 6 6 6 -5 5 -5 -5 5 -5 5 -4 Please, Missus Avery, I just gotta talk to her 4 -4-4 -6 6 -6 5 I only keep her a while -6 -6 -6 -6 6 -5 6 6 6 -5 6 -5 5 -6 Please, Missus Avery, I just want to tell her goodbye 5 5 -5 5 -4 4 5 5 -5 5 -4 Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's packin' 4 5 5 4 5 -5 6 -4 she's gonna be leavin' today -5 -5 5 -5 5 -4 -5 -5 5 -5 5 Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's marryin -4 -5 -5 -5 6 6 -5 5 a fellow down Galveston way -6 -6 6 -6 6 -5 6 6 -5 6 -5 Sylvia's mother says Please don't say nothin 4 -4 -4 4 -6 6 -6 5 to make her start cryin' and stay chorus 5 5 -5 5 -4 4 5 5 -5 5 -4 Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's hurryin' 4 5 5 4 5 -5 6 -6 she's catchin' the nine o'clock train -5 -5 5 -5 5 -4 -5 -5 5 -5 5 Sylvia's mother says: Take your umbrella -4 -5 -5 -5 6 6 -5 5 'cause Sylvie, it's startin' to rain 4 -6 -6 6 -6 6 -5 6 6 -5 6 -5 And Sylvia's mother says Thank you for callin' 4 -4 -4 4 -6 6 -6 5 and Sir, won't you call back again chorus Users who have Favorited this tab Username 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10.

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Sylvias Mother

sylvias mother song

Anyone else have that thought? When listening to it, I laugh, because to me it is one of the silliest and most ludicrous ever written or performed. Avery, I just wanna tell her goodbye Tell her goodbye. Thank god there was no YouTube in the 70s, or I never would have graduated from high school. If not for that fortuitous meeting, it's entirely possible the world outside of the Garden State would have never heard of Dr. I had not seen this video yet thank you, Judith Baldwin for telling me about it but it fits right in with that sentiment.

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