Sylvias mother

Sylvias mother says Sylvia's busy
too busy to come to the phone
Sylvias mother says Sylvia's trying
to start a new life of her own
Sylvias mother says Sylvia's happy
so why don't you leave her alone
And the operator says "Forty cents more
for the next three minutes"
Please Mrs. Adria, just got to talk to her
I'll only keep her a while
Please Mrs. Adria, just want to tell her
Goodbye

Sylvias mother says Sylvia's packing
she's going to be leaving today
Sylvias mother says Sylvia's marrying
a fellow down Galveston-Way
Sylvias mother says please don't say nothing
to make her start crying and stay
And the operator says "Forty cents more
for the next three minutes"
Please Mrs. Adria, just got to talk to her
I'll only keep her a while
Please Mrs. Adria, just want to tell her
Goodbye
 
Sylvias mother says Sylvia's hurrying
she's catching the nine'o'clock train
Sylvias mother says "Take your umbrella
'cause Sylvia it's starting to rain"
And Sylvias mother says "Thank you for calling
and please don't you come back again"
And the operator says "Forty cents more
for the next three minutes"
Please Mrs. Adria, just got to talk to her
I'll only keep her a while
Please Mrs. Adria, just want to tell her
Goodbye
Tell her goodbye