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Thread #27050 Message #338436
Posted By: NH Dave
10-Nov-00 - 10:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Telephone Song (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Phonebox Song'
In those halcyon days before urban blight struck the phone systems, the US had literal exchanges like PEnnsylvania(65000)from the Glen Miller song, OLive, etc.. Now, unfortunately, they are all numeric combinations, which make for more exchanges without needing to find prefixes that make any sense, but loses some of the romanticism.