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January 28, 2013 10:50 AM Subscribe
posted by Sailormom (48 comments total)
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was a 1972 single by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
that was written by Shel Silverstein
that tells the true story of Shel's girlfriend Sylvia Pandolfi
Silverstein admitted that there was a real Sylvia, and he did indeed call her mother to learn the shocking truth. He even thought of pulling a Mrs. Robinson and disrupting the wedding, but he came to his senses when thinking about Sylvia's last words to him: "Shel, don't spoil it." She would never become Mrs. Sylvia Silverstein.
The video is a short documentary about the song with interviews from Sylvia's mother and Sylvia Pandolfi.
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show - Sylvia's Mother
Bobby Bare Sylvia's Mother
Dr Hook & The Medicine Show - "Sylvia´s Mother
" From Shel´s Houseboat