Monday, November 13, 2006

and a-one and a-two


Picture this:

Who: Room 8, Grade 1
What: Students sing
When: 1958
Where: Jean Parker Elementary School
San Francisco, California

Why: To entertain schoolmates and guests (family and friends) at a school assembly

CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN
1910 Words by William Jerome Music by Jean Schwartz

Verse 1
WHEN THE TOWN IS FAST A-SLEEP, AND IT'S MID-NIGHT IN THE SKY,

THAT'S THE TIME THE FES-TIVE CHINK STARTS TO WINK HIS OTH-ER EYE,
STARTS TO WINK HIS DREAM-Y EYE, LA-ZI-LY YOU'LL HEAR HIM SIGH.

Verse 2
STRANG-ERS TA-KING IN THE SIGHTS, PIG-TAILS FLY-ING HERE AND THERE.
SEE THAT BROK-EN WALL STREET SPORT, STILL THINKS HE'S A MIL-LION-AIRE.
STILL THINKS HE'S A MIL-LION-AIRE, PIPE DREAMS BAN-ISH EV-'RY CARE.

Chorus

CHI-NA-TOWN, MY CHI-NA-TOWN
WHERE THE LIGHTS ARE LOW,
HEARTS THAT KNOW NO OTH-ER LAND,
DRIFT-ING TO AND FRO.
DREAM-Y DREAM-Y CHI-NA-TOWN,
AL-MOND EYES OF BROWN,
HEARTS SEEMS LIGHT AND LIFE SEEMS BRIGHT,
IN DREAM-Y CHI-NA-TOWN

Mind you, we only sang the Chorus.

Was this cute, or was it slightly weird?
My teacher, Miss Rose M. Crowley - thought it was cute.
I was 7 years old, and I thought it was slightly weird.

1 comment:

justducky said...

Does someone have pigtails?