Operator

Jim Croce

 GBmCG
 Operator could you help me place this call.
 AmDEmD
 See the number on the matchbook is old and faded.
 GBmCG
 She's living in L.A., with my best old ex-friend ray.
 AmDEmD
 A guy she said she knew well and sometimes hated.

Chorus:
 GCGCD
 Isn't that the way they say it goes.  Let's forget all that,
 GAmCDEm
and give me the number if you can find it, so I can call
 DEmCDC
just to tell them I'm fine and to show, I've overcome the blow
 C/BAmG
Learned to take it well.  I only wish my words could convince myself
 DC
that it just wasn't real.  But that's not the way it feels.

 GBmCG
 Operator could you help me place this call.  
 AmDEmD
 I can't read the number that you just gave me.  
 GBmCG
 There's something in my eyes, you know it happens everytime
 AmDEmD
 I think about a love that I thought would save me.

 GCGCD
 Isn't that the way they say it goes.  Let's forget all that,
 GAmCDEm
and give me the number if you can find it, so I can call
 DEmCDC
just to tell them I'm fine and to show, I've overcome the blow
 C/BAmG
Learned to take it well.  I only wish my words could convince myself
 DC
that it just wasn't real.  But that's not the way it feels.

 GBmCG
 Operator, you can forget about this call.  
 AmDEmD
 There's no one there I really wanted to talk to. 
 GBmCG
 Thank you for your time, you've been so much more than kind,
 AmDEmD
 but you can keep the dime.    

 GCGCD
 Isn't that the way they say it goes.  Let's forget all that,
 GAmCDEm
and give me the number if you can find it, so I can call
 DEmCDC
just to tell them I'm fine and to show, I've overcome the blow
 C/BAmG
Learned to take it well.  I only wish my words could convince myself
 DC
that it just wasn't real.  But that's not the way it feels.

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selloga (report comment to admin):
The lyrics you question: just to tell them I'm fine and to show I've overcome the blow
shuste73 (report comment to admin):
I think you're missing a bunch. Your version is easier but not quite right. 

G Bm C B Am7 G C B A G
Operator oh could you help me place this call
Am D Em D C B A G
You see the number on the matchbook is old and faded
G Bm C B Am7 G C B A G
She's living in L.A. with my best old ex-friend Ray
Am D7 Em D C B A G
A guy she said she knew well and sometimes hated

G C G
CHORUS: Isn't that the way they say it goes
| C D
| But lets forget all that
| G Am
| And give me the number if you can find it
| C D Em Bm Am
| So I can call just to tell her I'm fine and to show
| D C G
| I've overcome the blow, I've learned to take it well
| Am C
| I only wish my words could just convince myself
| D7 C G
| That it just wasn't real, but that's not the way it feels

G Bm C (B) Am7 G C (B A G)
Operator oh could you help me place this call
Am D7 Em (D C B A G)
Cause I can't read the number that you just gave me
G Bm C (B A G )
There's something in my eye, you know it happens every time
Am D7 Em (D C B A G)
I think about the love that I thought would save me


CHORUS

G Bm C (B) Am7 G C (B A G)
Operator let's forget about this call
Am D7 Em (D C B A G)
There's no one there I really wanted to talk to
G Bm
Thank you for your time,
Bm C (B Am7 G C B A G)
Cause you've been so much more than kind
Am D7 Em D C B A G
You can keep the dime


CHORUS