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Thread #6971   Message #2556562
Posted By: GUEST,Carl Sargunar
03-Feb-09 - 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 ma
I grew up in India and learnt this song when I was 6 or 7, but can remember most of it - strange that there are so many variations. Might even call them Chinese whispers of this song from all over the world. Here's mine:

Once in China, there lived a young man
His name was Chaka rucka chi chai cho
His hands were long and his legs were short
and this Chinaman could not walk a lot

Chaka rucka chi chai cho lama lauren
a-handa ma lauren
a-man a-pak a-won
Hi-quick hi-quick hiti hiti hotigo
Chi Chai Cho

Dun Dun Dun, a big fat man
hit his head on a frying pan
combed his hair on a donkey's tail
and this Chinaman could turn up his face