Operator, give me Jesus on the line

Operator, give me Jesus on the line

June 16, 2013 Music 0 Comments

I go away for 48 hours and come back to find the weather has turned Turk on us. So time to draw on a old-time spiritual to get us mainlined into weather command. De Danann do my all-time fav version of Operator (their lyrics below), but for the life of me can’t find a version on YouTube and don’t have Frankie Gavin’s phone number handy to ask permission to get the digi file online here. So for now, here’s another version, if this doesn’t work, I am going to hang up my meteorological mitts.

Operator

  • (Trad / de Dannan) Operator, information, give me Jesus on the line
    Operator, information, I’d like to speak to a friend of mine
    Prayer is the number, faith is the exchange
    Heaven is the street and Jesus is the name
    Operator, information, give me Jesus on the line
    Repeat
    Operator, information, help me if you can
    Operator, information, connect me with the man
    Though I’m without the money, I’ll pay the charge
    Connect me with the man, I’ve called him to my heart
    Operator, information, give me Jesus on the line
    Operator, information, please tell me why
    Operator, information, I have to try
    My mother knew his number when I was very small
    Every time she dialled he answered the call
    Operator, information, give me Jesus on the line
    Repeat 1
    (as sung by De Dannan)



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Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is the Sinn Féin MLA for South Belfast and a businessman.