Doug's Telephones -- Old Phone Song   

Here's a cute little song from the early part of the 20th century that features the telephone.  Actually, it appears to be perhaps a vaudeville or burlesque show song, as there is an indication in the score in the measure between the introduction and the lyrics to "repeat until ready."  Looking closely at the words, they are a bit risque for the 1911 copyright date!

All Alone

Words by Wm. Dillon, Music by Harry von Tilzer. (c) 1911 (PD)

Hello Central, Hello Central,
Give me 6-0-3.
Please don't keep me waiting here,
want to talk with Georgie dear,
Hello Georgie, Hello Georgie,
goodness gracious me,
Well now at last I've got you dear,
this is your Marie.
I've been trying hard all day to get you on the phone to say:

I'm All Alone, All Alone,
Nobody here but me,
Parlor's nice and cozy,
Ev'rything is rosy,
We'll have lots of
hurry up and get here honey,
Take a car,
It's not far,
my time is all my own.
Hurry up there's something missing,
We'll have lots of kissing
Pa and Ma have left me all alone.

Hello Georgie, Hello Georgie,
Can't come out tonight,
I don't want to see a show,
Dinner? Goodness gracious no,
Do not coax me
it provokes me
nothing you can say
Will get me to come out tonight,
Home I'm going to stay.
Want you to come right up here and show me how you love me dear:


MIDI File of the Song

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Updated July 24, 2014