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Thread #107270   Message #2818172
Posted By: GUEST,julianne
21-Jan-10 - 10:04 PM
Thread Name: Song Req: 'There was China Man...'
Subject: RE: Song Req: 'There was China Man...'
This is one of the first songs I learned from my mother around 1940:

In China lived a little man
His name was Chingalanga Chingalanga Chang
His legs were short and his feet were small
And this little man couldn't walk at all

Chingalanga Chingalanga Chingalanga Chang
Raygo Daygo Happy man
Cudo Disco Codeo
Gallopy a Wallopy a Chiney go

Miss Skyhigh was short and fat
She had money and he had none
Under her window he would sat
Playing a tune on his little tum tum

Miss Skyhigh heard his notes of love
She held the washbowl up above
She let it fall on Chingalanga Chang
And that was the end of the happy man.