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Lyr Req: Thank You for Calling (Cindy Walker)

murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 25 Nov 97 - 07:47 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 25 Nov 97 - 07:52 PM
Jon W. 26 Nov 97 - 10:13 AM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 26 Nov 97 - 11:45 PM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 05 Dec 97 - 10:34 PM
Will 05 Dec 97 - 11:20 PM
Jerry Friedman 06 Dec 97 - 02:49 PM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 09 Dec 97 - 04:47 AM
Will 12 Dec 97 - 10:01 PM
wjmcl54the 06 Jan 98 - 02:52 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Mar 08 - 11:48 PM
PoppaGator 20 Mar 08 - 03:30 AM
open mike 20 Mar 08 - 04:51 PM
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Subject: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 25 Nov 97 - 07:47 PM

I am trying to locate the title of, and the original artist for the song that has the verse

Yes operator, I'll hang up the phone// Yes, yes, I know my party is gone// But I'll always love him/her until I die// Thank you for calling, Goodby

Thanks,

Murray


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 25 Nov 97 - 07:52 PM

Is it "Operator" by Jim Croce? He's trying to call an old girlfriend who ran off with his best friend.


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: Jon W.
Date: 26 Nov 97 - 10:13 AM

I don't think its the Jim Croce song, that one ends before he even gives the phone number to the operator. The last line is "you can keep the dime."


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 26 Nov 97 - 11:45 PM

It doesn't sound like the Jim Croche song. The earliest version I can remember was sung by a woman, but I think there was a man who did it. Thinking of the rythm, it might be a country/western song.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 05 Dec 97 - 10:34 PM

I still haven't found this song. I wonder if anyone can point me to good databases for Country/Western and for popular songs of the 40/50s. Ones like the Trad that allow searches for keywords and which turn up lyrics and titles.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: Will
Date: 05 Dec 97 - 11:20 PM

Cowpie

http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/

is an archive of country and western songs.


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 06 Dec 97 - 02:49 PM

The way I remember the Jim Croce song, he sings, "Thank you for your time/ You've been so much more than kind./ You can keep the dime."


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 09 Dec 97 - 04:47 AM

Will: I tried cowpie with no luck. I think I will have to tuck this one away and ask human databases next time I visit my family in the US.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: Will
Date: 12 Dec 97 - 10:01 PM

Hi, Murray. Yes, I tried cowpie, too, and couldn't find it. Garth Brooks kept coming up when I used the search program to look for the song, but I couldn't figure out why.


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Subject: RE: Request to identify song--(Yes Operator)
From: wjmcl54the
Date: 06 Jan 98 - 02:52 PM

the turtle dove song starting with [itook my lady out last night to see my turtle dove tell me darling tell me true who is this man you little liza loves you]can you tell me the name of the author and where i can get a copy ?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THANK YOU FOR CALLING (Cindy Walker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 11:48 PM

Lyrics copied from LP Discography:

THANK YOU FOR CALLING
(Cindy Walker)
« © '54 Blackwood Music, BMI / Oree Music, BMI »

Who can it be? Hello, hello! Yes, this is me.
Darling, oh, darling, What a surprise!
It's been so long, why, there's tears in my eyes.

When will you be here? What time will it be?
Oh, you're not coming. I see. Oh, I see.
Well, I hope you'll be happy. Well, thank you. I'll try.
Thank you for calling. Goodbye.

(When will you be here? What time will it be?
Oh, you're not coming. I see. Oh, I see.)

Yes, operator, I'll hang up the phone.
Yes, yes, I know my party is gone,
But I'll always love her, I guess, till I die.
Thank you for calling. Goodbye.

[Recorded by Billy Walker and by Jo Stafford.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You for Calling (Cindy Walker)
From: PoppaGator
Date: 20 Mar 08 - 03:30 AM

Here's Wikipedia on Cindy Walker:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Walker

I hadn't heard of her until she passed away in '06 and I heard her obit/tribute on NPR radio. She was one of the great Nashville lyricists.

Coincidentally, I was teaching myself to play one of her most famous pieces at the time ~"You Don't Know Me" ~ without knowing anything about who had written it. She had co-written the song with Eddy Arnold, who sang on the first recording. I really only knew the song from a later cover version, one of the cuts on Ray Charles' "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You for Calling (Cindy Walker)
From: open mike
Date: 20 Mar 08 - 04:51 PM

Willie Nelson has released an album of her songs."You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker" (Lost Highway). here is an article about her:
http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002236561


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You for Calling (Cindy Walker)
From: The Mole Catcher's Apprentice (inactive)
Date: 20 Mar 08 - 05:17 PM

The Byrds recorded her song Blue Canadian Rockies, on their Sweetheart of the Rodeo recording, and very nicely too.

Charlotte (west of the Blue Canadian Rockies)


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