Another Dylan song: Phone Operator Love

Les Paul’s have sent in another Dylan co-composition – as part of a project we’ve been running for a number of years now relating to lyrics written by Dylan for which no music has been created by Bob Dylan himself.

The lyrics to Phone Operator Love appeared half way down the page on the lyrics sheet headed as Bowling Alley Blues but as Paul Robert Thomas points out, these lyrics are seemingly not  part of the Bowling Alley Blues lyrics (the song which Les Paul’s created from those lyrics they renamed Sugar Daddy Blues).

So here they are now separated them and called them Phone Operator Love.   Their comment is “we tried to give a ‘retro’ vibe to that we have posted on our website HERE.”  The lyrics are below.

This whole project of completing Bob’s songs came out of our series “Bob Dylan Showcase” and you can hear other versions of Bob’s completed songs there.

Here are the lyrics to Phone Operator Love

I’m in love with the phone operator
She’s the only one for me
I’m in love with the phone operator
I phone her number for free

Anytime I’m out of money
I just call her on the line
She always tells me ‘Look honey
Everything will soon be fine
Everything will soon be fine
Everything will soon be fine’

Every time when I hear her voice
It rings my bell
I wonder what she looks like
It’s driving me crazy, can’t you tell?

I’m in love with the phone operator
I can’t get enough
I’m in love with the phone operator

It’s what they call ‘blind love’
It’s what they call ‘blind love’

I’m in love with the phone operator
She’s the only one for me
I’m in love with the phone operator
I phone her number for free

Anytime I’m out of money
I just call her on the line
She always tells me ‘Look honey
Everything will soon be fine
Everything will soon be fine
Oh everything will soon be fine
Lord everything will soon be fine
Everything will soon be fine’

Every time when I hear her voice
It rings my bell
I wonder what she looks like
It’s driving me crazy, can’t you tell?

I’m in love with the phone operator
I can’t get enough
I’m in love with that phone operator
It’s what they call ‘blind love’
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