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Posted By: GUEST
01-Aug-14 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Song Req: 'There was China Man...'
Subject: RE: Song Req: 'There was China Man...'
This
Subject: RE: Song Req: 'There was China Man...'
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 06 Jun 13 - 12:43 AM

is very close to what my father said he sang to his kindergarten class when he was five years old. That would be 1922. His was more like:
There was a little Chinaman, his name was Chickie Chaloo Chapan.
His nose was short, his teeth were long,
And this is the way he walked along.

Chickie Chaloo,Chaloo Chapan, olopy olopy, Chickie Cholopy.
Chickie Chaloo, Chaloo, Chapan, olopy olopy Chinaman.

At last the poor old man did die,and in his coffin he did lie.
They sent his coffin to Japan, and that was the end of the Chinaman.


Chickie Chaloo,Chaloo Chapan, olopy olopy, Chickie Cholopy.
Chickie Chaloo, Chaloo, Chapan, olopy olopy Chinaman.