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Telegram was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977 in London performed by the group Silver Convention. Because the German selection process was well under way before the language rule went back into effect, the group was allowed to perform in English without penalty.

The song is inspired by the disco music popular at the time, with the group singing about their need to send a telegram to a lover to bring him to them. A carefully choreographed dance was performed with the song, with a uniting theme throughout being "connection," ostensibly with the woman and her lover, in which all three ladies linked themselves to one another by touching each other's shoulders, and then hips, as the connection "came back."

In the final, the song was performed sixth. following Norway and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of voting, it had received 55 points, placing eighth.

Lyrics

Since you’re gone I’m all alone – stop
Just can’t make it on my own – stop
Operator, did you get the line?
Rush a cable, for I’ve got no time

Gotta send a telegram
Telegram to my baby
Yes, I’m gonna send a telegram
Telegram, and then maybe
He won’t keep me yearnin’

Tonight he’ll be on his way
Tomorrow he’ll be here to stay
Help me, ma’am, I can’t wait another day

Please forgive the things I said – stop
Didn’t mean to make you sad – stop
Operator, I’ll pay any rate
If my message will not be too late

Gotta send a telegram
Telegram to my baby
Yes, I’m gonna send a telegram
Telegram, and then maybe
He won’t keep me yearnin’

Tonight he’ll be on his way
Tomorrow he’ll be here to stay
Help me, ma’am, I can’t wait another day

I was such a fool to let him go
Too proud to show that I love him so

Gotta send a telegram
Telegram to my baby
Yes, I’m gonna send a telegram
Telegram, and then maybe
He won’t keep me yearnin’

Tonight he’ll be on his way
Tomorrow he’ll be here to stay
Help me, ma’am, gotta send a telegram


Video

Eurovision 1977 Germany - Silver Convention - Telegram04:26

Eurovision 1977 Germany - Silver Convention - Telegram

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