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Ron McKernan
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Ron McKernan
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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
Singing like a summer breeze

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

Trying to check out her number
Trying to run down her line
Operator said that's privileged information
And it ain't no business of mine
It's flooding down in Texas, the poles are down in Utah
Got to find a private line

She could be hanging round a steel mill
Working in a house of blue light
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

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    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
    Singing like a summer breeze

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

    Trying to check out her number
    Trying to run down her line
    Operator said that's privileged information
    And it ain't no business of mine
    It's flooding down in Texas, the poles are down in Utah
    Got to find a private line

    She could be hanging round a steel mill
    Working in a house of blue light
    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