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DON'T TELEPHONE, DON'T TELEGRAPH, TELL A WOMAN (Al Stewart / Tex Williams) Tex Williams & His Western Caravan - 1947 Roy Hogsed & The Rainbow Riders - 1947 Johnny Tyler & The Riders Of The Rio Grande - 1947 Homer & Jethro - 1948 As recorded by ROY HOGSED: If you want to spread the news, there are lots of ways to use But the ordinary ways are much too slow There is just one thing to do, here is my advice to you Confidentially it's the fastest way I know Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and the news will get around Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and she'll tell the whole darn town Almost ev'ry Saturday I would pass the time away Gambling with the boys, was always kind of nice I was lucky as can be till a woman squealed on me And she told 'em I was usin' loaded dice Saw the cutest blonde one day, dancin' in the cabaret And she swung her hips around from A to Zee I said it don't mean a swing if you haven't got that swing So she turned around and took a swing at me Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and the news will get around Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and she'll tell the whole darn town All my life I didn't think it was wrong to take a drink Till one day my gal found out and I was sunk Seems a woman spread the word and the next thing that I heard They were sayin' I was in the gutter drunk Had a fight and shot a man when the Martin feud began And I thought that I had covered up my trail Now I sing a different song 'cause a woman done me wrong And her gossip put me in the county jail Oh, my gal and I would spark ev'ry evenin' after dark And one night I said please be my honey bee Later on I changed my mind, but it didn't work out fine 'Cause she slapped a breach of promise suit on me Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and the news will get around Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and she'll tell the whole darn town ALTERNATE CHORUSES: Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and the news will get around Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and she'll really go to town Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman if you want to advertize Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and she'll build it up with lies Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and she'll put you in your place Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and she'll slap you in the face Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman and she'll tear your heart in two Don't telephone, don't telegraph Tell a woman, but you're crazy if you do (Contributed by Ferda Dolunay - April 2005) (Updated by Mel Priddle - March 2016)

    


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