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Hong Kong

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Hong Kong
Music by Hans Von Holstein and Alma M Sanders
Words by Richard W Pascoe

New York: Published by Leo Feist Co.

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[Verse 1]
There are many oriental places,
Down in Chinatown
There are many oriental faces,
With almond eyes of brown
In a tiny little chinee toy bazaar
Where the funny red and yellow lanterns are
There's a boy from old Hong Kong
And he sings the whole night long

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, there's no other place like Hong Kong,
Where oriental lights are gleaming
And little chinee girls are dreaming
So long, so long, I'll go back where I belong
in that land of rice and tea,
Soon upon my honeymoon I'll be,
I'll obey my heart and start for Hong Kong.

[Verse 2]
Come with me, oh come with me tomorrow,
When the lights are dim
See Ong Fong, his heart is full of sorrow,
You'll long to comfort him
Ev'ry night he'll light his pope in Hoppyland
On a dreamy boat he'll float to Poppyland,
Oh I know your tears he'll bring
When you hear him softly sing



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