The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Hello Central, Give Me Heaven

Papa, I'm so sad and 5 lonely
Sobbed a tearful little 1 child
Since dear Mama's gone to 5 heaven
Papa dear, you do not 1 smile

4 Hello Central give me 1 heaven
5 For I know my mother's there
1 You will find her with the 5 angels
Over on the golden 1 stair

She'll be glad it's me a-speaking
Won't you call her for me please
For I surely want to tell her
That we're sad without her here

I will speak to her and tell her
That we want her to come home
Just you listen and I'll call her
Call her through the telephone

When the girl received this message
Coming o'er the telephone
How her heart thrilled in that moment
And the wires seemed to moan

I will answer just to please her
Yes, dear heart, I'll soon come home
Kiss me Mama, kiss your darling
Kiss me through the telephone

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.