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Lyr Req: Telephone Blues (George Harmonica Smith)

GUEST 02 Dec 14 - 11:16 AM
Jim Dixon 03 Dec 14 - 07:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: George Harmonica Smith: Telephone blues
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 11:16 AM

I am trying to find the lyrics to this song. Any help will be welcome.

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Subject: Lyr Add: TELEPHONE BLUES (George Harmonica Smith)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Dec 14 - 07:06 PM

Hmm. The video says in one place this is "George Harmonica Smith" but in another place it says "Little George Smith."

Wikipedia says he was born Allen George Smith (1924-1983).

The bio at says he used both names, and that TELEPHONE BLUES was recorded under the name Little George Smith.

Here's how I hear it:

As recorded by Little George Smith a.k.a. George "Harmonica" Smith

Well, it's all day long – I been standin' by my telephone.
Well, it's all day long – I been standin' by my telephone.
Well, I decided I'd call my baby, and some other man he answered the phone.

I said: "Please, please tell me what's goin' on wrong.
Well, please, baby, tell me what's goin' on wrong."
"Well, you mistreated me, daddy; I've got a new man livin' in your home."

Well, I said: "Bye, baby; look like this is the end.
Well, bye, baby," I said, "Look like this is the end.
Well, I've got to quit you, baby, because you've gotten too many men."

Lots of other people recorded various songs called TELEPHONE BLUES; I haven't traced how many songs there are, or what their origin is.

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