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hi, I was watching this movie called lawless starring shia labeouf and there was a scene in which he was giving his girlfriend a yellow dress and then an old country song was been played on the radio...the song started with " I havenot spoken to her yet i (*a word that i cant get*) such a day...and in the mid of the song the lyrics are i feel so weak i cannot speak my heart is beating slow.....sorry i was only able to catch up with only few lyrics.....i hope you help me DR. and anyway thanks so much for you effort in answering all these questions and i really appreciate it. again thanks alot

The song is probably "The Telephone Girl" by the recently deceased "Doc" are the lyrics:

The Telephone Girl
as sung by Doc Watson on Legacy, High Windy 1258, 2002

Here of late I feel so strange
I'm happy and I'm sad
The way my feelings are sometimes
I think they'll drive me mad
A pretty little girl with frizzy curls
Came here a week ago
To work upon the telephone
And sh'said, hello, hello

Hello, hello, her sweet hello
Her voice like music rings
It's sweeter than the whippoorwill
That in the moonlight sings          
As the bell boy here at this hotel
I'm always on the go
And then she'll ring that telephone
And say hello, hello

I haven't spoken to her yet
I've been in such a daze
Although sometimes she looks at me
With a sort of a distant gaze
That I feel so weak, I cannot speak
My heart is beating so
And then she'll ring that telephone
And say hello, hello

I see her as she walks along
In sunshine and in rain
I can hear her midst the jangle
Of the elevated train
I'd buy for us a little place
Where honeysuckles grow
She could meet me at the garden gate
And say hello, hello

In about a year, she married me
And then we settled down
In a pretty little bungalow
Not very far from town
At night as I go home from work
My heart is beating so
She'll kiss me at the door
And say . . . hello . . . hello . . . hello  

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Dr. J. M. Allen


I am a long time fan of Bluegrass and older country/folk music (20-70's) and have a fairly extensive tape and sheet music library of the same and have played the music non-professionally for many years. I can (hopefully) assist with information about artists and lyrics. Please try to make it the older stuff, I don't listen to much "modern" country except George Strait ain't got no soul anymore :)


I grew up in the 60's listening to all the old greats and learned to play the music. I have spent a lot of time reading about the genres and have gotten a chance to meet several of the big names over the years.

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