G7 Long-distance operator, Place this call, it's not for fun. C7 Long-distance operator, G7 Please, place this call, you know it's not for fun. D7 I gotta get a message to my baby, C7 G7 You know, she's not just anyone. G7 There are thousands in the phone booth, Thousands at the gate. C7 There are thousands in the phone booth, G7 Thousands at the gate. D7 Everybody wants to make a long-distance call C7 G7 But you know they're just gonna have to wait. G7 If a call comes from Louisiana, Please, let it ride. C7 If the call comes from Louisiana, G7 Please, let it ride. D7 This phone booth's on fire, C7 G7 It's getting hot inside. D7 Everybody wants to be my friend, G7 But nobody wants to get higher. D7 Ev'rybody wants to be my friend, G7 But nobody wants to get higher D7 Long-distance operator, C7 G7 I believe I'm stranglin' on this telephone wire.