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Ode to My Old Area Telephone Code

Old Telephone (in case you are unsure)

Old Telephone (in case you are unsure)

Ode to my old Area Telephone Code

Oh!
One seven oh three
When did you leave me?

You were here
For many a year
And now you’ve been gone
For many more

Oh!
One seven oh three
Your replacement seems much less
Though its numbers number more
Oh!
Two three eight
Oh!

Oh!
Southampton Code
Why did you have to go?

At the Telephone Exchange One Day

The old black and white telephone exchange before they invented colourful ones in the late 1950s G:) The old black and white telephone exchange before they invented colourful ones in the late 1950s G:)

I went to the telephone exchange the other day
They gave me a pen and a piece of paper
I do miss my telephone
And I apologise for not answering your calls
That’s ‘if’ you called
But, I ‘am’ meaning to write you a letter
I have twenty-six to choose from
Which is confusing
Why are there so many
I could cope if there were only three
Then, it would be simple
Or, at least, simpler

Iggle-piggle-pop
Where shall I stop?
This one?
That one?
Or the other one?

Would be my little rhyme
To help me pass
The day of time
While I decided

Anyway the letter’s three letters are:

probably
I, O and U
I suppose that
Will have to do.