Had our number changed today, although I hated to
But each time the phone would ring,
They’d want to speak to you
And it hurt’s to tell them, your not here with me
May be now, oh telephone will let me be
It’s not in the book now, so you’d better write it down
Just in case your love for me, should ever come around
You might want to call, and break the news to me
Just call lonesome 7-7203
Hawkshaw Hawkins performing "Lonesome 7-7203"
Recorded for King Records, "Lonesome 7-7203" (written by Justin Tubb) became a hit follow Hawkins' death in March of 1963. The song, in two versions, is included on I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy: The King Anthology, 1946-1963 released in 2000 by Westside Records.