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Thread #41062   Message #593037
Posted By: GUEST,MCP
15-Nov-01 - 03:44 AM
Thread Name: Donkey Riding - What's Hong-ki-kong?
Subject: RE: Donkey Riding - What's Hong-ki-kong?
Charley the verse is something like:

From Canton till Macao
Hong Kong to Luliao
The soldiers and the sailors
Immediately* sing their praise
For dinge, dinge, ding-dong
For dinge, dinge, ding-out
She was a sampan(?) girl
And came from Hong-ki-Kong.

(*suspect translation by me. I think the sense may be more like 'unequivocally' but in a rather more shanty-like way)