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Breaking Up Is Hard On You, song lyrics

Song: Breaking Up Is Hard On You or Don't Take Ma Bell Away From Me
Lyrics: The American Comedy Network

Music: to the 1962 tune of "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka
Year: 1984
Genre: Comedy / Parody
Country: USA



Do do do,
Down dooby doo down down,
The deal is going down,
Dooby doo down down,
The rates are going up,
Uppy, up, up, up, up, up, up,
Breaking up is hard on you.

Don't take Ma Bell(2) away from me,
I've gotten used to monopoly,
When they divest, then I'll be blue,
Yes, breaking up is hard on you.
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Remember when you make a call,
When you get through, no sweat at all,
Now we wait the whole night through,
'Cause breaking up is hard on you.

They say that breaking up is hard to do,
And so they put the screws to you,
Don't say it's fate my friend,
Including breaking up, they're jacking up the rates again.
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AT&T(3) don't say goodbye,
Don't want to use no MCI(4),
You'll pay bills up the wazoo,
'Cause breaking up is hard on you.

They say that breaking up is good to do,
But then they send six bills to you,
Don't say it's fate my friend,
Including breaking up, they're also jacking up the rates again.

I beg of you don't take my phone,
I want to lease, don't want to own,
Reach up and touch some other fool,
Yes breaking up is hard on you.

Down dooby doo down down
The deal is going down,
Dooby doo down down
The rates are going up,
Uppy, up, up, up, up, up, up.
The deal is going down,
Dooby doo down down
The deal is going down,
Dooby doo down down
The rates are going up,
Uppy, up, up, up, up, up, up.
The deal is going down,
Dooby doo down down
Comma, comma, down dooby doo...


Notes:

1 - Transcribed from The American Comedy Network, 45 rpm record, CRI 704, Produced by the American Comedy Network Inc, & Bob Rivers Productions.

2 - "Ma Bell" was a slang term to refer to the telephone company.

3 - This novelty song was about the breakup on the United State telephone monopoly of American Telephone and Telegraph, (AT&T) by the Department of Justice. See: Lessons from the AT&T break up, 30 years later, Jan. 3, 2014 from TechPolicy Daily, and Bell System Breakup Opens Era of Great Expectations and Great Concern, New York Times, January 1, 1984.

4 - MCI Communications, Inc., files an anti-trust lawsuit against ATT's monopoly. See AT&T Breakup II: Highlights in the History of a Telecommunications Giant, LA Times, September 21, 1995, and Ma Bell's Breakup Creates Boom in Telecommunications Field.