Telegram Sam (1979 Version)

This song was originally written by Marc Bolan for T. Rex and recorded on The Slider in 1972. The Bauhaus version speeds the song up and changes the lyrics a little bit.

Telegram Sam
You…you’re my main man

Golden nose slim
I know…I know where you’ve been

Purple pie Pete
His lips are like lightning
Girls melt in the heat

Telegram Sam
You’re my main man
Telegram Sam
You’re my main man

I said Bobby’s alright
He’s a natural born poet
He’s just out of sight

I said Jungle-faced Jake
I said make no mistake
About jungle-faced Jake

Telegram Sam
You’re my main man
Telegram Sam
You’re my main man

I said Bobby’s alright
He’s a natural born poet
He’s just out of sight

I said automatic shoes
Give me 3D vision
And the California blues

Telegram Sam
You’re my main man
Telegram Sam
You’re my main man
Telegram Sam
You’re my main man

Telegram Sam
You’re my main man
Main man
Main man
Telegram Sam
I’m a howlin’ wolf for you

Telegram Sam
You’re my main man

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