Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., ©1910.

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[Verse 1] When the town is fast asleep,
And it’s midnight in the sky,
That’s the time the festive Chink
Starts to wink his other eye,
Starts to wink his dreamy eye,
Lazily you’ll hear him sigh.

Chinatown, my Chinatown,
Where the lights are low,
Hearts that know no other land,
Drifting to and fro,
Dreamy, dreamy Chinatown,
Almond eyes of brown,
Hearts seems light and life seems bright
In dreamy Chinatown

[Verse 2]
Stranger taking in the sights,
Pigtails flying here and there;
See that broken Wall Street sport
Still thinks he’s a millionaire,
Still thinks he’s a millionaire,
Pipe dreams banish ev’ry care.



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