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Thread #71726   Message #2485237
Posted By: GUEST,munshi
05-Nov-08 - 12:45 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ching Chong Chinaman Song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ching Chong Chinaman Song
thank you all for posting such strange and interesing 'poems'.

of interest to me is oscar asche (australian) who actually went to china in his youth (perhaps 1890s). his musical chu chin chow
made him - and unmade him. (most successful comedy - to

azizi - we must not be so upset about the tauting. these rhymes come from history. we are remembering verses that were nasty - but now are probably out of date.

want to point out that in 1900 there were parallel themes: one was racism and british colony. the other was 'orientalism' and selling of asian concepts... which was very popular.

see youtube for the song 'mera naam chin chin choo'.