"Telegram Sam" as written by Peter Heppner and Markus Reinhardt....
Telegram Sam Telegram Sam
You're my main man

Golden Nose Slim Golden Nose Slim
I know's where you've been
Purple Pie Pete Purple Pie Pete
Your lips are like lightning
Girls melt in the heat

Telegram Sam
You're my main man
Telegram Sam
You're my main man

Bobby's alright Bobby's alright
He's a natural born poet
He's just outta sight
Jungle faced Jake
Jungle faced Jake
I say make no mistake
About Jungle faced Jake

Automatic shoes
Automatic shoes
Give me three D vision
And the California blues
Me I funk but I don't care
I ain't no square with my corkscrew hair

Telegram Sam, Telegram Sam

I'm a howlin' wolf


Lyrics submitted by Sandra

"Telegram Sam" as written by Marc Bolan

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    General CommentWhat a great song!!!!
    bloc_party15on February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Telegram Sam" was written by Bolan about the music business accountant, Sam Alder, who sent Bolan, by telegram, news that "Get It On" had reached number one in the UK.
    FranknFurteron December 30, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti saw a interview of marc's and he said it's just someone i knew in america called sam and we nick named him telegram sam. marc's music it's about hiden meanings he wants you 2 know what there about
    rick626on November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdrugs drugs drugs
    bazmegon August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have yet to hear the T Rex version, but I adore the Bauhaus cover. The lyrics are good. I associate them with American politics.

    It makes me think of Uncle Sam delivering the infamous telegrams informing the family of a solder that they has died in combat.
    HearMeWhisperon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti want transported back to the early seventies a rocking time withT.REX
    TANX3on April 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Bobby's all right..." is a tribute to Dylan. There's a recording of Bolan actually singing "Bobby Dylan's all right". Bolan and Bowie both liked to namecheck 60's icons like Dylan, Lennon and Jagger in song.
    Lejinkon April 21, 2017   Link
  • -2
    General CommentTony Secunda = Telegram Sam
    Tony was Marc Bolan's magager - the one who first introduced the already egotistical Marc to cocaine.
    heartbeats_xxxon May 18, 2006   Link

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