Song Lyric Sunday: I Got a Ding-a-Ling!

The theme from Jim Adams is songs that feature lyrics associated with electronic communication devices (pagers, iPhone, Android, fax machine, computer, TV).
The song must contain a reference to the prompt in the title or the lyrics.
If the song does not meet these criteria, please explain why you chose it.


Welcome to Smut Sunday!

Here’s a novelty song by Meri Wilson from 1977. Telephone Man is a double entendre layered 2 minutes of earworm. It reached No.6 on the UK charts, which doesn’t say much about the musical tastes of the British back in the day.

Strange to think that we Brits unleashed both the Beatles and Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers on the world. Follow this link at your peril: you have been warned.

But that’s enough of my whingeing. Let’s get this song over with…

I rented my apartment
On a Monday at one
A-singin’ do lolly, lolly
Shicky bum, shicky bum

Started movin’ in it
On a Tuesday at two
A-singin’ do lolly, lolly
Shicky do, shicky do

Wednesday at three
I called the phone company, singin’
Hey baby, put a phone in for me

Thursday at four
He came a-knockin’ at my door, singin’

Hey, baby, I’m your telephone man
You just show me where you want it
And I’ll put it where I can
I can put it in the bedroom
I can put it in the hall
I can put it in the bathroom
I can hang it on the wall

You can have it with the buzz
You can have it with the ring
And if you really want it
You can have a ding-a-ling
Because-a hey baby
I’m your telephone man

Can you believe that?
And then he says
Now when other fellas call ya
Tell ’em how it all began
Well, can you imagine?

My heart began a-thumpin’
And my mind began to fly
And I knew I wasn’t dealin’
With no ordinary guy

So while he was a-talking
I was thinkin’ up my plan
Then my fingers did the walkin’
On the telephone man

Singin hey lolly, lolly
Hey lolly, lolly
Hey lolly, lolly
Get it any way you can
Right? Ha, ha, ha, so

I got it in the bedroom
And I got it in the hall
And I got it in the bathroom
And he hung it on the wall

I got it with a buzz
And I got it with a ring
And when he told me
What my number was
I got a ding-a-ling

A-singin hey lolly, lolly
Hey lolly, lolly
Hey lolly, lolly
Just-a doin’ my thing

Ha, ha…I’ve never done anything
Like this before

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