"Sylvia's Mother" was the first hit song for the band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show. It was written by Shel Silverstein and was highly successful in the US, reaching #5 there, as well as in Ireland in 1972. "Sylvia's Mother" also spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Australian music charts in 1972 ranking it as the 15th top single in Australia for that year. It appeared on their first album "Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show."
Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's busy, too busy to come to the phone
Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's tryin' to start a new life of her own