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Thread #71726   Message #1228694
Posted By: Joe Offer
19-Jul-04 - 12:21 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ching Chong Chinaman Song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ching Chung Chinaman Song
Hi, John - This Google Search will give you lots of versions of the "Ching Chong Chinaman" chant. I get the impression that it was mostly a playground chant - I haven't seen one as extensive as the one you posted.

Lingenfelter/Dwyer's Songs of the American West has many anti-Chinese songs, mostly "John Chinaman" songs.

Songs like this make me very uneasy - but I guess they're part of our history, and may serve to remind us that the "good old days" may not have been any better than the times we have now.

-Joe Offer-