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Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this song ...Garry Smythe
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Sylvia’s Mother – Dr Hook

DR HOOK SING THIS IN “ A “
______________________________________________________________________________


[Verse]

A
Sylvia’s mother says, “Sylvia's busy, 
                          E
Too busy to come to the phone. 
                                                                              
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's trying, 
                E7         A   A7
To start a new life of her own.”
D                       A
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's happy, 
   E                           A
So why don't you leave her a - lone?”
        E
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

    D                     A
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
E                     A       A7
I'll only keep her a while.
D                     A                           E
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 A
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's packing, 
                           E
She’s goin' to be leaving today.”
                                                                          
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's marrying, 
    E7                  A    A7
A fellow down Galveston way.”
D                      A
Sylvia's mother says, “Please don't say nothing,
   E                          A
To make her start crying and stay

        E
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."       


[Chorus]

    D                     A
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
E                     A       A7
I'll only keep her a while.
D                     A                            E
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 A
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's hurrying, 
                                 E
She’s catching the nine o'clock train.”

Sylvia's mother says, "Take your umbrella, 
         E7                      A       A7
‘cause, Sylvia, it's starting to rain."
     D                      A
And Sylvia's mother says, "Thank you for calling,
      E                            A
And, sir, won't you call back a - gain."
         E
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

     D                      A
Pl - ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
E                     A    A7
I'll only keep her a while.
    D                 A                           E
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.

                           E
Tell her goodbye, please, tell her goodbye   AND FADE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


[Verse]

D
Sylvia’s mother says, “Sylvia's busy, 
                          A
Too busy to come to the phone. 
                                                                              
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's trying, 
                A7         D   D7
To start a new life of her own.”
G                       D
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's happy, 
   A                           D
So why don't you leave her a - lone?”
        A
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

    G                     D
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
A                     D       D7
I'll only keep her a while.
G                     D                           A
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 D
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's packing, 
                           A
She’s goin' to be leaving today.”
                                                                          
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's marrying, 
    A7                  D    D7
A fellow down Galveston way.”
G                      D
Sylvia's mother says, “Please don't say nothing,
   A                          D
To make her start crying and stay

        A
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."       


[Chorus]

    G                     D
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
A                     D       D7
I'll only keep her a while.
G                     D                            A
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 D
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's hurrying, 
                                 A
She’s catching the nine o'clock train.”

Sylvia's mother says, "Take your umbrella, 
         A7                      D       D7
‘cause, Sylvia, it's starting to rain."
     G                      D
And Sylvia's mother says, "Thank you for calling,
      A                            D
And, sir, won't you call back a - gain."
         A
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

     G                      D
Pl - ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
A                     D    D7
I'll only keep her a while.
    G                 D                           A
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.

                           A
Tell her goodbye, please, tell her goodbye   AND FADE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


[Verse]

C
Sylvia’s mother says, “Sylvia's busy, 
                          G
Too busy to come to the phone. 
                                                                              
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's trying, 
                G7         C   C7
To start a new life of her own.”
F                       C
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's happy, 
   G                           C
So why don't you leave her a - lone?”
        G
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

    F                     C
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
G                     C       C7
I'll only keep her a while.
F                     C                           G
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 C
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's packing, 
                           G
She’s goin' to be leaving today.”
                                                                          
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's marrying, 
    G7                  C    C7
A fellow down Galveston way.”
F                      C
Sylvia's mother says, “Please don't say nothing,
   G                          C
To make her start crying and stay

        G
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."       


[Chorus]

    F                     C
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
G                     C       C7
I'll only keep her a while.
F                     C                            G
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 C
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's hurrying, 
                                 G
She’s catching the nine o'clock train.”

Sylvia's mother says, "Take your umbrella, 
         G7                      C       C7
‘cause, Sylvia, it's starting to rain."
     F                      C
And Sylvia's mother says, "Thank you for calling,
      G                            C
And, sir, won't you call back a - gain."
         G
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

     F                      C
Pl - ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
G                     C    C7
I'll only keep her a while.
    F                 C                           G
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.

                           G
Tell her goodbye, please, tell her goodbye   AND FADE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


[Verse]

E
Sylvia’s mother says, “Sylvia's busy, 
                          B
Too busy to come to the phone. 
                                                                              
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's trying, 
                B7         E   E7
To start a new life of her own.”
A                       E
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's happy, 
   B                           E
So why don't you leave her a - lone?”
        B
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

    A                     E
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
B                     E       E7
I'll only keep her a while.
A                     E                           B
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 E
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's packing, 
                           B
She’s goin' to be leaving today.”
                                                                          
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's marrying, 
    B7                  E    E7
A fellow down Galveston way.”
A                      E
Sylvia's mother says, “Please don't say nothing,
   B                          E
To make her start crying and stay

        B
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."       


[Chorus]

    A                     E
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
B                     E       E7
I'll only keep her a while.
A                     E                            B
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 E
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's hurrying, 
                                 B
She’s catching the nine o'clock train.”

Sylvia's mother says, "Take your umbrella, 
         B7                      E       E7
‘cause, Sylvia, it's starting to rain."
     A                      E
And Sylvia's mother says, "Thank you for calling,
      B                            E
And, sir, won't you call back a - gain."
         B
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

     A                      E
Pl - ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
B                     E    E7
I'll only keep her a while.
    A                 E                           B
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.

                           B
Tell her goodbye, please, tell her goodbye   AND FADE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


[Verse]

F
Sylvia’s mother says, “Sylvia's busy, 
                          C
Too busy to come to the phone. 
                                                                              
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's trying, 
                C7         F   F7
To start a new life of her own.”
Bb                      F
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's happy, 
   C                           F
So why don't you leave her a - lone?”
        C
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

    Bb                    F
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
C                     F       F7
I'll only keep her a while.
Bb                    F                           C
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 F
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's packing, 
                           C
She’s goin' to be leaving today.”
                                                                          
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's marrying, 
    C7                  F    F7
A fellow down Galveston way.”
Bb                     F
Sylvia's mother says, “Please don't say nothing,
   C                          F
To make her start crying and stay

        C
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."       


[Chorus]

    Bb                    F
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
C                     F       F7
I'll only keep her a while.
Bb                    F                            C
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 F
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's hurrying, 
                                 C
She’s catching the nine o'clock train.”

Sylvia's mother says, "Take your umbrella, 
         C7                      F       F7
‘cause, Sylvia, it's starting to rain."
     Bb                     F
And Sylvia's mother says, "Thank you for calling,
      C                            F
And, sir, won't you call back a - gain."
         C
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

     Bb                     F
Pl - ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
C                     F    F7
I'll only keep her a while.
    Bb                F                           C
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.

                           C
Tell her goodbye, please, tell her goodbye   AND FADE


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


[Verse]

G
Sylvia’s mother says, “Sylvia's busy, 
                          D
Too busy to come to the phone. 
                                                                              
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's trying, 
                D7         G   G7
To start a new life of her own.”
C                       G
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's happy, 
   D                           G
So why don't you leave her a - lone?”
        D
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

    C                     G
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
D                     G       G7
I'll only keep her a while.
C                     G                           D
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 G
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's packing, 
                           D
She’s goin' to be leaving today.”
                                                                          
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's marrying, 
    D7                  G    G7
A fellow down Galveston way.”
C                      G
Sylvia's mother says, “Please don't say nothing,
   D                          G
To make her start crying and stay

        D
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."       


[Chorus]

    C                     G
Pl -ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
D                     G       G7
I'll only keep her a while.
C                     G                            D
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.


[Verse]

 G
Sylvia's mother says, “Sylvia's hurrying, 
                                 D
She’s catching the nine o'clock train.”

Sylvia's mother says, "Take your umbrella, 
         D7                      G       G7
‘cause, Sylvia, it's starting to rain."
     C                      G
And Sylvia's mother says, "Thank you for calling,
      D                            G
And, sir, won't you call back a - gain."
         D
And the operator says:" Forty cents more, 

For the next three minutes."


[Chorus]

     C                      G
Pl - ease Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her, 
D                     G    G7
I'll only keep her a while.
    C                 G                           D
Please Mrs. Avery, I just want to tell her good - bye.

                           D
Tell her goodbye, please, tell her goodbye   AND FADE

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

            
            
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garricks 52 Mar 12, 2013 06:55 AM

Sorry Dr. Hook sings this song in "A" NOT "D"

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garryprince 1,357 Mar 12, 2013 09:09 AM

my apologies, its me who sings it very badley in D,
on my computer I do have it in A lol
thanks for taking the time to correct an old mans mistake

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lincolnl2006 10 Jan 08, 2014 12:32 AM

Whatever the key, you nailed the tab. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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