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I’ve just had a row with a telephone girl, a telephone girl, my brain’s in a whirl.
I asked her for Ipswich, but she lost her head,
And somehow she switch’d me on Northwich instead.
She got so mix’d up with the switches, it’s true,
That I got annoyed and I cried, “Tell me, do!”

(Chorus)
“Which switch is the switch, Miss, for Ipswich?
It’s the Ipswich switch which I require.
Which switch switches Ipswich with this switch?
You’ve switched my switch on the wrong wire.
You’ve switched me on Northwich, not Ipswich
So now, to prevent further hitch,
If you’ll tell me which switch is Northwich and which switch is Ipswich,
I’ll know which switch is which.”

I begged the young lady to please put me through
I cried, “Switch me, do On Ipswich Two-Two.
I waited an hour, then the sweet little thing
Came back from her lunch and exclaimed, “Did you ring?”
Then just as I fancied at last I was through
She cried, “Have you finished?” I said,” What the Who?”

I got through at last, and I thought all was well,
Rang up my hotel, but more trouble fell.
I cried, “Can you book me a room there for two?”
A voice said, “We can sir, but this is the Zoo.”
I murmured a prayer, then I fainted away
And when I came round, I was trying to say:

“Which switch is the switch, Miss, for Ipswich?
It’s the Ipswich switch which I require.
Which switch switches Ipswich with this switch?
You’ve switched my switch on the wrong wire.
You’ve switched me on Northwich, not Ipswich
So now, to prevent further hitch,
If you’ll tell me which switch is Northwich and which switch is Ipswich,
I’ll know which switch is which.”

Ipswich MA telephone exchange girls
Ipswich MA telephone exchange girls

 

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