Who Sang Operator? Grateful Dead

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Some other versions of "Operator"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ronald Charles Mckernan
release date: 1970-11-1
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Acoustic
length: 2:26
Operator, can you help me
Help me if you please
Give me the right area code
And the number that I need
My rider left upon the Midnight Flyer
Singin' like a summer breeze

I think she's somewhere down south
Down about Baton Rouge
But I just a can't remember no number
A number I can use
Directory don't have it
Central done forgot it
Gotta find a number to use.

Trying to check out her number
Trying to run down her line.
Operator said that's priv'ledged information
And it ain't no business of mine
It's floodin' down in Texas
Poles are out in Utah
Gotta find a private line

She could be hangin' 'round the steel mill
Working in a house of blue lights
Riding a getaway bus out of Portland
Talking to the night
I don't know where she's going
I don't care where she's been
Long as she's been doin' it right

Long as she's been doin' it right

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Box of Rain
  • 2 Friend of the Devil
  • 3 Sugar Magnolia
  • 4 Operator
  • 5 Candyman
  • 6 Ripple
  • 7 Brokedown Palace
  • 8 Till the Morning Comes
  • 9 Attics of My Life
  • 10 Truckin’

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin