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Sylvia's Mother

on The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends

Lyrics

Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's busy, too busy to come to the phone
Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's trying, to start a new life of her own.
Sylvia's mother says "Sylvia's happy
So why don't you leave her alone?"
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Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's busy, too busy to come to the phone
Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's trying, to start a new life of her own.
Sylvia's mother says "Sylvia's happy
So why don't you leave her alone?"
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk roots
country influences
mild rhythmic syncopation
acoustic sonority
intricate melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a prominent harpsichord part
subtle use of the harmonica
an emotional male lead vocal performance
slide guitars
acoustic rhythm guitars
solo strings
sad lyrics
narrative lyrics
vocal harmonies
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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I loved this song so much..and every time i hear it my heart just hurts.....me m o r i e s
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The desperation in his voice makes me believe he lived this song,so believable.
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5 star in my book dr hook
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used to be an operator and hated interrupting conversation s to collect money...
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❤❤❤❤❤
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oh boy...No one has lyrics like Dr. Hook
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jimmy2cents7
Grew up with great Band
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Great band, most people missed.
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Love Dr Hook ...
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What great song. Love it.
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I just want to cry for the guy, sounds pretty painful. Don't think Mrs. Avery is budging.
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Great Song Is it Mrs Avery?
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scurvy
Gracenote, you blew it again. Look at the ALBUM. This song was written by SHEL SILVERESTEIN not Dave Davies. It's Silvertein's face on the COVER for gosh sakes!

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