Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Hong Kong Blues



Hong Kong Blues
music & lyric by Hoagy Carmichael

It's the story of a very unfortunate colored man
Who got 'rested down in old Hong Kong.
He got twenty years privilege taken away from him
When he kicked old Buddha's gong.

And now he's poppin' the piano just to raise the price
Of a ticket to the land of the free.
Well, he says his home's in 'Frisco where they send the rice,
But it's really in Tennessee.

That's why he says:
"I need somebody to love me, need somebody to carry me home
To San Francisco and bury my body there.
I need somebody to lend me a fifty dollar bill and then
I'll leave Hong Kong far behind me, for happiness once again.

Won't somebody believe I've a yen to see that Bay again.
Ev'ry time I try to leave, sweet opium won't let me fly away.

I need somebody to love me, need somebody to carry me home
To San Francisco, and bury my body there."

That's the story of a very unfortunate colored man
Who got 'rested down in old Hong Kong.
He got twenty years privilege taken away from him
When he kicked old Buddha's gong...

3 Comments:

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Blogger music4all said...

Hi There arne !

Good post.

I'm a music fanatic, and I found your post, "Hong Kong Blues", while looking for info on rock&roll - I don't know why the post came up, but it did capture my attention! Thank You!

Hey - Tonight, I'm being frothed by the "nuclear-meltdown, piano-mania, happy blues" piano music at http://www.claycotton.com. I just can't stop smiling :)

I wonder if you feel it as much as I do...

Thanks,

- Jim

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