The Telephone Man (or is that the Internet Man!)

The Telephone Man (or is that the Internet Man!)

telephone man single coverOkay, blame this one on my brother who was reminiscing a moment from his childhood… if you are old enough think back to the late seventies…. 1977 to be precise.

A young woman by the name of Meri Wilson recorded a song with BNA Records titled Telephone Man. It was the story of a woman and her amorous adventures with her AT&T technician, filled with suggestive lyrics and her breathy squealing voice. The song spent ten weeks in the UK Singles chart and became a surprise hit single, reaching number 6. (Lyrics are included at bottom of the page)

Twenty years later when Wilson updated the song when she released the Internet Man.

Sadly Wilson died in 2002, at the age of 53, after she lost control of her car on Georgia State Route 377 in Americus, Georgia, during an ice storm.

Telephone Man 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 manSingin’ 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-lingA-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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