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


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Telegram Sam Lyrics as written by Marc Bolan

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  • +3
    General CommentWhat a great song!!!!
    bloc_party15on February 09, 2006   Link
  • +3
    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
  • +1
    General CommentThis Marc's view of other people. Golden Nose Slim goes around doing cocaine, Purple Pie Pete spends his time with the ladies, Bobby (Dylan) is someone he loves but is just too far out of reach. Jungle Faced Jake is someone easily angered I guess? Telegram Sam, I believe was an actual telegram guy, someone he met at a hotel but that he thought was cool, and apparently he prefered that stranger he met once over all the other people he would hang with. As for Marc himself, he just rocks.
    TrebleStarduston October 20, 2006   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 CommentMarc rocks, still rocks, will always rock. Marc Bolan wrote beautiful songs and T-Rex was a great band in their time. Their songs actually transcend time and sound great today (2008) -- listen to Bang A Gong (Get It On) and tell me they don't. Sweet Marc died too damn young -- R.I.P. Sweetness. You haven't been forgotten and gave the world something to smile about.
    coolin_babyon March 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm a Howlin' Wolf is referance to Howlin' Wolf and how Marc ripped off part of his song You'll Be Mine in Jeepster.
    livinginstereoon March 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti want transported back to the early seventies a rocking time withT.REX
    TANX3on April 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    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

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