The First Hundred

...in the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Operator


Got a question from
Cheryl on my last post, so I checked out this song from Manhatten Transfer:


OPERATOR
By William Spivery


Operator
Give me information
Information
Give me long distance
Long distance
Give me heaven...

(Two, three)
Operator
Information
Give me Jesus on the line
Operator
Information
I'd like to speak to a friend of mine
Oh prayer is the number
Faith is the exchange
Heaven is the street
And Jesus is his name
Operator
Information
Please give me Jesus on the line

Operator
Information
Won't you tell me why
Tell me why
Operator
Information
Don't try to tell me
What number to call
My mother used this number
When I was very small
And everytime she dialed it
She always got 't call the
Operator
Information
Please give me Jesus on the line

Operator
Information
Please hurry if you can
Oh Operator
Information
Please connect me
With the man
Don't worry 'bout the money
You know I will pay the charge
Just give me on the line
I'm callin' from my heart
Operator
Information
Please give me Jesus on the line
Please give me Jesus on the line

Won't you please -
Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus on the line

Yeah!


No, I hadn't heard of this song. But, Cheryl, I can see what you mean.

And, in reference to your other question, Vovó is Portuguese for Gramma. Papi is the word Reiley invented for Grampa, but he had trouble with "Gramma" for some reason. So my daughter taught him the word she learned growing up in Brazil. Which brings us back to M.T.

I see they have an album titled "Brasil". Wow, the blogging world has expanded my horizons once more...

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