Monday, April 15, 2013

mother as in "sylvia's mother"---i know i am kinda cheating

yesterday on the way back from visiting with "big tommy"----frank and i were enjoying the warm weather and singing to the radio, an "oldies" station----

on comes a song, i haven't heard or thought about in forever---i don't even think i liked it when it was out---

it is a song about a poor boy---i say he is a poor boy, because i guess i sympathize with him--maybe because his story is the one we are hearing---we aren't privy to the other side---the reason why "sylvia's mother" will not get her daughter to the phone---

okay this guy has done something to hurt sylvia in the past for sure---but i am assuming he still loves her--that is why he is calling---

poor guy, and he's got that darn operator, calling for 40cents more every time he thinks he might have a chance of sylvia's mom letting sylvia have the phone call-

ya know, it's funny as i remember this song, i had always wondered, why "sylvia's mother" says at one point, "thank you for calling, and sir won't you call back again"---i now know it was because she is in the room---i don't know why i never caught that part---i always thought, those lyrics didn't make sense-

but anyway on this mundane mucky, moist, milkless morose (not really morose, just liked the way it sounded) monday, i leave you with this song-


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  1. I had so forgotten about this song . . .
    LOVE Dr. Hook - Great Way to begin the day.
    Happy A to Z!
    love & love,
    -g-

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    1. haha, i know, i kinda like it now too maggid--glad to play it for ya :)

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  2. Hello, Lynn! I'm unfamiliar with this song. I'll have to give it a listen.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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    1. yeah probably a lot of people are haha--hope ya like it laura :)

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  3. My mom "filtered" my calls for me as needed. And boy did I need that sometimes.

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    1. hmmm now i am wondering if mine did too--if so, she didn't do it very well, teresa ;)

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  4. Dr. Hook is a vestige of my childhood, and the 70s. In other words, you made me smile!

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    1. haha that's so cool--glad to make a smile :)

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  5. I haven't heard this song before, but I love that you and your hubs we're singing to the tunes!

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    1. haha it can be fun sometimes, jackie :)

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  6. I've never heard this song before, but it sure does tell a fantastic story! All the best songs do :)

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    1. yeah, i agree kate, i especially love the songs that do :)

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  7. Good story telling, both the song and yours, Lynn. I'd not heard this song before too, but can grow on you real quick this one.

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    1. thanks, yes it certainly does grow on ya--i can't get it out of my head!!

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  8. Thanks for reminding me of a song I never knew I knew. If that makes any sense...

    About a year ago, while I was listening to the "oldies" station, it hit me that somewhere around forty percent of what they're playing now is stuff that was released while I was in high school. I'm still trying to recover from that realization. ;)

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    1. i know, it does make one stop and ponder time, huh--thanks :)

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  9. I've not heard this song either. I'm getting a good dose of new songs today for M. :)

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  10. Wow, that brings up old memories. The clothes, hair styles, the ballad-type songs...thanks, Lynn, for a flash of my young adult years.

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    1. haha you are more than welcome susan!!

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  11. Wow, what a blast from my past. I love the oldies and the lyrics that made up so many of the awesome songs. I just listened to Sylvia's Mother, for the first time in ages and I still love it. I never caught the part you referenced in your post, either, until you pointed it out. Sylvia's mother sort of reminds me of "Melissa's mother" (my mom). I think I 'm gonna listen to it again now.

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    1. haha i know, i can't stop listening--glad you liked it melissa :)

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  12. I haven't heard of this song before. I'll have to listen to it sometime.

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  13. I remember the song. I can understand how that mother feels, so I have little sympathy for the guy calling. Funny how we each interpret things differently.

    I must lean toward the suspicious side, guess that's why I like mysteries.

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    1. haha, that's funny, always interesting d.g. :)

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  14. I remember the group but not the song...I didnt get the line even after you explained it...It just cleared some weird spot in my brain and now makes some sense...Wow...watching these guys was a blast from the past ...I remember the eye patch!

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    1. i didn't remember the patch--was it for real or just looks---do you know zoe?

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  15. Thanks for sharing this song; I hadn't heard it before! great writing as always! Thanks for visiting, please visit again soon!
    Juliet
    www.apurplesky.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thank you juliet, coming over now :)

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  16. Ah, I love the word 'morose'. Must make a mental note to use it more often!

    Really enjoyed reading your post, look forward to seeing more :)

    Happy A to Z ing from Spoon Paws @ www.mummmyisagadgetgeek.co.uk

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    1. haha i am glad you like that word too thanks for stopping by :)

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  17. Never heard this song before. Strange isn't it, how things can take years to understand, and suddenly it becomes so clear and obvious?

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    1. haha i know, donna, it was like duhhh :)

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  18. I'm a huge Dr. Hook fan - particularly this song as well as "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" - I have Dr Hook Greatest Hits on my iPhone - love the beat and songs!

    Great post!

    Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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    1. haha do you really, jenny! i have to say i was never much of a fan--it's funny--my daughter said after hearing this song---"it's not too bad for a song back in those days"--high praise indeed :)

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  19. Hi Lynn,

    I remember this song and funny the memories that come flooding back when you hear an old song.

    Happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. i know, it does flood over you and i can't stop it in my head! have a good week carolyn :)

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  20. The group name was inspired by the eye patch.
    Ray Sawyer who wears it lost an eye in a car crash in Oregon in 1967. The 50's 60's and 70's were my musical eras. Great stuff.

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    1. oh okay, that makes sense---the name, wow, i never got that----yep my years too--nothing like em :)

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