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Thread #6971   Message #2028992
Posted By: GUEST,guest
18-Apr-07 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Once in China there lived a great man...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Once in China there lived a great man...
Once in China lived a man
and his face was dark as tan
here he comes and here he goes
Hong Kong Harry with the beery nose

chikericky chee-chee chee-chee cholum
laughala doolum missipee guy
I go you go, hitty-kitty catty go
Hong Kong chikericky chee choo chi

MY FATHER TAUGHT ME THIS SONG AS A CHILD. APPARENTLY HE USED TO SING IT WITH HIS MATES IN THE ARMY CIRCA WW2

Other songs included:-

Felix... keeps on walking... keeps on walking still...

AND

For the boys all laugh at Charlie Chaplin... his boots a cracklin, for the want of blackin'...

AND

Dan, Dan the lavatory man... cleaning up the muck all day... cleaning up the 'you know'... reading the football final, passing the merry hours away gor blimey...

At this point my mum would step in and give my Dad a row for teaching the bairn... they rude songs...
Well I was only 3 then, but more than five decades later, I still remember them.