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Thread #6971   Message #2486986
Posted By: GUEST
06-Nov-08 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Once in China there lived a great man...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Once in China there lived a great man...
That sounds so familiar...but the version I learned goes like this:


Once there was a chinese man
His name was Chicka-laka-Chee-Chi-Cho
His arms were long his legs were short
He could neither talk nor snort

Chicka-Laka-Chee-Chi-Cho Chitta-laura
Bongo-loro-piggy-wiggy-wora
Hoko-Poko Hit-em-on-the-toko
Chiggy-man Chiggy-man
Chee-Chi-Cho

The Chinese man had a wife
Oh she had an awful life
She his pigtail off so long
Sold it for a Chinese Song

Chicka-Laka-Chee-Chi-Cho Chitta-laura
Bongo-loro-piggy-wiggy-wora
Hoko-Poko Hit-em-on-the-toko
Chiggy-man Chiggy-man
Chee-Chi-Cho

The Chinese man he will die
In his coffin he will lie
Then they'll ship him back to Japan
That is the end of the chinese man

Chicka-Laka-Chee-Chi-Cho Chitta-laura
Bongo-loro-piggy-wiggy-wora
Hoko-Poko Hit-em-on-the-toko
Chiggy-man Chiggy-man
Chee-Chi-Cho